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Oregon company recalls prepared meats and salads

Posted: 10/23/2013 - The items were made at a Topeka, Kan., plant. They vary widely and include such items as cole slaw, pimento spread and potato salad. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the items also include 22,800 pounds of products containing chicken, ham and beef.

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Kentucky governor gets President Obama's kudos for smooth rollout

Updated: 10/23/2013 - Beshear told reporters Wednesday that Obama called him on Tuesday. Kentucky has not had the technical glitches that have plagued the federal health benefit exchange. More than 18,000 of Kentucky's 640,000 uninsured residents have signed up for coverage since Oct. 1. And nearly 34,000 have completed applications.

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House Democrats worried by health law rollout woes

Posted: 10/23/2013 - Rep. Richard Nolan, Democrat of Minnesota, emerged from a Wednesday meeting with administration officials on Capitol Hill and told reporters the rollout has "damaged the brand" of the health care law.

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Massachusetts community stunned by killing of popular young teacher

Updated: 10/23/2013 - Students at Danvers High School in Massachusetts say they're stunned by the killing of 24-year-old math teacher Colleen Ritzer, whose body was found in the woods behind the school early today. Investigators located her body after first discovering blood in a second-floor school bathroom.

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Obama appeals to allies to stick with health law

Posted: 10/23/2013 - Now that the government shutdown is over, there's increased focus on the website's rollout and more pressure on Democrats to distance themselves from its problems.

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Advocates hopeful about restoring voting rights

Posted: 10/23/2013 - Kentucky, Florida and Iowa are the only states that require felons to apply for restoration of rights in order to vote even after they've completed their sentences.

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Secretary Hancock elected president of national organization

Updated: 10/23/2013 - Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock was elected to the top post on Monday by the board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials during the group's annual meeting in Denver.

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