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McConnell, Grimes set to appear together on KET

Posted: 08/18/2014 - Kentucky Educational Television says Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, have both accepted the network's offer to appear at a candidate forum in October.

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Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

Updated: 08/18/2014 - President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.

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Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

Posted: 08/18/2014 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to Ferguson to help restore order to the St. Louis suburb after a week of that has seen several violent protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

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New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers

Posted: 08/17/2014 - The latest round of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State extremist group includes the first reported use of land-based bombers in the military campaign.

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U.S. launches airstrikes near Irbil and Mosul Dam

Updated: 08/16/2014 - U.S. officials say a mix of fighter planes and remotely piloted aircraft have attacked Islamic State militants near the Iraqi city of Irbil and the Mosul Dam.

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Hemp homecoming: Rebirth sprouts in Kentucky

Posted: 08/16/2014 - Call it a homecoming for hemp. Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin is having a rebirth in Kentucky, a place at the forefront of efforts to reclaim it as a mainstream crop.

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Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

Updated: 08/16/2014 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in a St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed in the week since a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer.

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US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

Posted: 08/16/2014 - For years, Washington has sent military equipment to U.S. police departments. But federal officials are now reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Magoffin Co. community rebuilds football field destroyed by tornado

Updated: 08/15/2014 - When a tornado touched down in Magoffin County in March 2012, it hit hard, crumpling businesses and flattening homes. But in the community where football is king, one of the most devastating losses was their high school football field.

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Police identify officer, allege Missouri teen robbed store

Posted: 08/15/2014 - Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.

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Police reveal officer's name in teen's death

Updated: 08/15/2014 - Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.

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Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

Posted: 08/15/2014 - A Democratic congressman, Hank Johnson of Georgia, says he plans to introduce legislation when Congress returns in September to curb what he describes as an increasing militarization of police agencies across the country.

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Missouri troopers to take over Ferguson security

Updated: 08/14/2014 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over the supervision of security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.

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