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'Dear Abby' advice columnist dies at age 94

Updated: 01/17/2013 - Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren wrote the long-running "Dear Abby" advice column, has died. She was 94.

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Simple sticker could save your pets life in an emergency

Posted: 01/18/2013 - "Lucky" the dog lived up to his name Tuesday, after surviving a fire in his owner's Lexington home. But firefighters say usually, pets need more than luck to make it through an emergency.

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US home construction rises 12.1 percent

Posted: 01/17/2013 - U.S. builders started work on homes in December at the fastest pace since the summer of 2008 and 2012 finished as the best year for residential construction since the start of the housing crisis.

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US jobless aid applications fall to 5-year low

Posted: 01/17/2013 - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell to a five-year low last week, a hopeful sign the job market is healing. But much of the decline reflects seasonal volatility in the data.

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Algeria: 20 hostages escape, including Americans

Posted: 01/17/2013 - An Algerian security official says at least 20 foreigners have escaped from the natural gas plant deep in the Sahara desert where Islamist militants are holding dozens of hostages.

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Armstrong unlikely to receive 2013 Tour invite

Posted: 01/17/2013 - Lance Armstrong is unlikely to receive an invitation from Tour de France organizers as part of the celebrations for the 100th edition of the race this year.

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Appeals court to hear case of Medicaid dispute

Posted: 01/17/2013 - A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments from Coventry Cares over a ruling requiring continuation of its contract with Appalachian Regional Healthcare so Medicaid patients in eastern Kentucky would have time to decide whether to change their managed care organization.

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Sen. Paul promotes idea of arming school staff

Posted: 01/17/2013 - The Kentucky Republican told a civic group in Frankfort on Wednesday that he doesn't see the need to assign armed security guards to elementary schools.

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Kentucky says toxic releases decreasing

Updated: 01/17/2013 - Kentucky officials say an inventory that records toxic releases by industries in the state showed a reduction in releases in 2011.

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