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AG's office reviews questions about hemp

Posted: 03/07/2013 - Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says a legal review reinforces the need for state legislation to regulate industrial hemp if the federal government legalizes the crop.

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Obama downplays prospects for Mideast peace

Posted: 03/07/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is telling American Jewish leaders that near-term prospects for Mideast peace are bleak, downplaying expectations of a breakthrough during his highly anticipated trip to Israel and the West Bank later this month.

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Laurel County jail escapee caught

Updated: 03/08/2013 - Officers say Dale Valentine walked away during work release. He was caught hiding behind a home.

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Ky. asks judge to lift bar to executions

Posted: 03/07/2013 - Prosecutors have asked a judge to lift an order barring executions in Kentucky and said attorneys for Kentucky's death row population are trying to create a legal "Catch 22" that would prevent the state from carrying out capital punishment.

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Senate clears Brennan as CIA chief

Posted: 03/07/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - John Brennan has won Senate confirmation to head the CIA after a late struggle that had more to do with presidential power to order drone strikes than with the nominee's credentials to lead the spy agency.

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Ky. asks judge to lift bar to executions

Posted: 03/07/2013 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Prosecutors have asked a judge to lift an order barring executions in Kentucky and said attorneys for Kentucky's death row population are trying to create a legal "Catch 22" that would prevent the state from carrying out capital punishment.

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James River Coal idling mines, reducing production

Updated: 03/07/2013 - The Richmond-based company mines thermal coal used for power generation and metallurgical coal that's used to produce steel. It has operations in Kentucky, West Virginia and Indiana.

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Missing couple died of blunt-force trauma

Posted: 03/07/2013 - A coroner says an eastern Kentucky couple whose remains were found nearly six months after they were reported missing died of blunt force trauma.

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Stumbo calls for conclusion to pension issue

Posted: 03/07/2013 - House Speaker Greg Stumbo is calling again for passage of a measure to shore up government pensions in the waning days of the legislative session.

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