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Man dies following fire

Posted: 02/14/2013 - The Pulaski County Coroner says that 51-year-old Arthur Jackson died after a fire Thursday afternoon at a home on Happy Circle Drive near Somerset.

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New schools in Pike Co. bring more opportunity

Updated: 02/14/2013 - School officials in one Eastern Kentucky county are excited about the progress of two big projects in the district. Pike County Schools will be opening two brand new school buildings for the upcoming school year, something officials say is a big move for the district.

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Industrial hemp bill passes state Senate

Posted: 02/14/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The comeback of industrial hemp in Kentucky has gained ground with state Senate passage of a bill to regulate the crop if the current federal ban is lifted.

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Coal college scholarships clear first hurdle

Posted: 02/14/2013 - College students from the coalfields would be eligible for special scholarships under legislation that passed the House Education Committee on Thursday.

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Industrial hemp bill passes state Senate

Posted: 02/14/2013 - The comeback of industrial hemp in Kentucky has gained ground with state Senate passage of a bill to regulate the crop if the current federal ban is lifted.

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Firms including Warren Buffett's to buy Heinz

Posted: 02/14/2013 - H.J. Heinz Co. says it agreed to be acquired by an investment consortium including billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a deal valued at $28 billion.

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Jordan terror plot suspects plead not guilty

Posted: 02/14/2013 - Eleven men suspected of links to al-Qaida have pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges related to an alleged plot to attack the U.S. Embassy and shopping malls in Jordan.

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Diplomat confirms Iran nuke upgrade

Posted: 02/14/2013 - A senior diplomat is confirming Tehran's announcement that it has started upgrading its nuclear program. He says that U.N. officials just back from Iran saw new machines positioned to vastly accelerate output of material usable both for reactor fuel and nuclear warheads.

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Obama pushes preschool programs in Georgia trip

Posted: 02/14/2013 - President Barack Obama is trying to expand preschool programs while his education secretary is trying to keep the students already in Head Start from being kicked out.

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GOP senators may delay Hagel vote over Benghazi

Posted: 02/14/2013 - Senate Republicans have questioned Chuck Hagel's truthfulness and they've challenged his patriotism. Now they're threatening to delay his nomination to be President Barack Obama's defense secretary unless the White House gives them more information about what Obama was doing on the night of the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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