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Kentucky's unemployment rate holds steady at 7.7 percent in May

Updated: 07/09/2014 - Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate remained at 7.7 percent from April 2014 to May 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

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Chinese gets death sentence for 1-child dispute

Posted: 06/19/2014 - "He slashed people at a family planning office after it refused to register his fourth child because he hadn't paid a fine for breaking family planning rules."

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Local health officials comment on mosquito-borne illness

Updated: 06/18/2014 - This week, WKYT has been tracking the latest on the Chikungunya, or Chic-V, a mosquito-borne illness that's making its way around the U.S. Lexington-Fayette County health official, Kevin Hall, has been on the lookout for it in the Bluegrass. There are no confirmed cases here yet.

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Israel arrests 51 former Palestinian prisoners

Posted: 06/18/2014 - Army spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said on Wednesday that the 51 were among more than 65 Palestinians detained overnight in the search for the teens.

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Georgia execution 1st since botched injection

Posted: 06/18/2014 - A Georgia inmate convicted of rape and murder has become the first person to be executed in the U.S. since the botched lethal injection of a prisoner in Oklahoma in April.

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US focus shifts away from airstrikes in Iraq

Posted: 06/18/2014 - U.S. officials say President Barack Obama is not expected to approve imminent airstrikes in Iraq in part because there are few clear targets that could blunt a fast-moving Islamic insurgency.

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Dr. Oz scolded at hearing on weight loss scams

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Under pressure from Congress, celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz is offering to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills to millions of Americans desperate to lose weight.

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Pentagon: Benghazi suspect in US custody

Posted: 06/17/2014 - The capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala marks the first time the U.S has apprehended one of the accused perpetrators in the 2012 attack.

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