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High court strikes down federal marriage provision

Updated: 06/26/2013 - The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people.

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Former Patriots player Hernandez charged with murder

Updated: 06/26/2013 - New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been taken from his home in handcuffs after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from his house.

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Former judge dies

Updated: 06/26/2013 - Judge G. Wix Unthank died Tuesday at the age of 90.

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Reception for Dr. W. Bruce Ayers

Posted: 06/25/2013 - Tuesday marks the last day of Dr. W. Bruce Ayers' tenure as President of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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AppalReD budget cuts hurt services

Updated: 06/25/2013 - For more than 40 years, AppalReD officials say they have provided free legal aid services for those in Eastern and South Central Kentucky. The executive director says their federally funded program handles more than 7,000 cases a year. However, recent budget cuts could leave those in need without legal representation.

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Aaron Hernandez maintains silence

Posted: 06/25/2013 - A man who identified himself as Hernandez's barber, Robby Olivares, showed up at the player's home Monday evening and told CNN he gave his famous client a haircut.

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Putin says no to U.S. request to extradite Snowden

Posted: 06/25/2013 - Russian President Vladimir Putin says that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is in the transit zone of a Moscow airport and will not be extradited to the United States.

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EPA criticizes plan for King Coal Highway segment

Posted: 06/25/2013 - In a letter released Monday, the EPA says the study is limited. It recommends that alternatives be evaluated to ensure that the least environmentally damaging option is chosen.

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Laurel inmate death caused by superbug infection

Posted: 06/25/2013 - Jail officials say 28 year old Cortney Beldon Hensley, who died in March after being held at the Laurel County Detention Center, was sickened by a strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus called MRSA 300.

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Somerset gets new police chief

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The Somerset Police Department is reporting on their Facebook page that Major Doug Nelson is now the head of the department.

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Two Kentucky high schools win national school spirit award

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” was created by the National Federation of State High School Associations to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics.

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Woman escapes house fire in Krypton

Updated: 06/24/2013 - A fire Monday evening in the Krypton Community burned one woman's house to the ground, but no one was hurt.

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