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Lexington writer wins Kentucky Literary Award

Posted: 04/26/2013 - A writer and University of Kentucky history teacher has won this year's Kentucky Literary Award for his first book, which looks at how the race has weathered cultural changes of nearly 140 years.

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10 Things to know for Friday

Updated: 04/26/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

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Justice Dept. appeals recess case to Supreme Court

Posted: 04/25/2013 - The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that found the president's recess appointments to a labor agency unconstitutional.

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NASA measures effects of jet engine biofuel

Posted: 04/25/2013 - NASA researchers say a series of test flights in California has shown a commercial jet could safely fly with a blend of jet fuel made from camelina plant oil while producing fewer emissions.

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FAA order formally lifts Boeing 787 grounding

Posted: 04/25/2013 - Federal regulators are telling airlines they can fly Boeing's 787 Dreamliners again as soon as they replace its problematic lithium ion batteries with a revamped battery system.

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Recession doesn't change students' econ savvy

Posted: 04/24/2013 - The Wall Street meltdown of 2008 and the ensuing recession did little to help make high school seniors financially savvy and less than half have a solid understanding of economics.

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White House 'open' to flexibility in FAA cuts

Posted: 04/24/2013 - The White House now says it's willing to consider legislation that would give the administration the budget-cutting flexibility to avoid furloughs of air traffic controllers.

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GM says Chevy Spark EV can go 82 miles per charge

Posted: 04/24/2013 - General Motors says the battery-powered version of its Chevrolet Spark mini-car can travel up to 82 miles on a single charge, putting it among the leaders in mass-market electric vehicles sold in the U.S.

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Appeals court weighs home-schoolers' asylum bid

Updated: 04/23/2013 - A federal appeals court is weighing whether a family of home-schoolers from Germany should be granted asylum and allowed to continue living in Tennessee.

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Senior Democrat presses administration on drones

Posted: 04/23/2013 - The Senate's second-ranking Democrat is pressing the Obama administration to explicitly spell out its justification for using drones for targeted killings.

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Ohio cities, schools invest $1B in new program

Posted: 04/23/2013 - A new state investment program that's offering Ohio school districts, cities and libraries higher yields and easier access to their invested income has surpassed the $1 billion mark, the state treasurer said Tuesday.

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