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Kentucky: State in the southeastern United States
Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the Southern United States. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.

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Wearing a mask is 'not complicated': McConnell [Video]

Wearing a mask is 'not complicated': McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday in Louisville, Kentucky repeated his call for people to wear masks, saying it 'is not complicated' and those in public life should encourage it.

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McGrath Defeats Booker In Kentucky [Video]

McGrath Defeats Booker In Kentucky

Amy McGrath won the Democratic primary to face GOP Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. McGrath is a former fighter pilot and 2018 House candidate backed by the US Senate Democrats'..

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Mystery Shooter Fired 12 Times Into Protest [Video]

Mystery Shooter Fired 12 Times Into Protest

(Newser) – Gunfire erupted at a protest against police violence Saturday, leaving one man dead and another person injured. Details are scant, but a bystander video (WARNING: disturbing images) shows..

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Man shot and killed at US protest against Breonna Taylor’s death [Video]

Man shot and killed at US protest against Breonna Taylor’s death

A man died in a shooting on Saturday night at a park in central Louisville, Kentucky, where demonstrators had gathered to protest over the death of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed by officers in..

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2020 Kentucky Derby to Be Held in September With Spectators [Video]

2020 Kentucky Derby to Be Held in September With Spectators

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Churchill Downs Racetrack confirmed that the race, which had been postponed due to COVID-19, will take place on September 5th.

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Louisville Kentucky Police Officer Fired Following Shooting Death Of Breonna Taylor [Video]

Louisville Kentucky Police Officer Fired Following Shooting Death Of Breonna Taylor

A Louisville, Kentucky police officer involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor has been fired. According to CNN, Det. Brett Hankison was terminated via a letter signed by the police chief. The..

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Kentucky officer fired over Breonna Taylor death [Video]

Kentucky officer fired over Breonna Taylor death

One of three officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed in a hail of gunfire when drug investigators burst into her home in Louisville, Kentucky, three months ago..

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Reduced voting sites, heated races in NY and KY [Video]

Reduced voting sites, heated races in NY and KY

New York, Kentucky were among the six states holding primaries Tuesday, with heated, key races and fewer polling sites due to social distancing restrictions. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Beyonce demands justice for Breonna Taylor [Video]

Beyonce demands justice for Breonna Taylor

Beyonce has penned a powerful open letter to Kentucky's Attorney General urging him to charge the police officers responsible for the death of emergency medical worker Breonna Taylor on the 20th of..

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Boston removes decapitated Columbus statue [Video]

Boston removes decapitated Columbus statue

Activists across the U.S. have targeted public monuments they say glorify white supremacy, using both legal and illegal means to take the symbols down. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA [Video]

Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA

CONTAINS PROFANITY. Protesters in Richmond, Virginia tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Tuesday and dragged it along the ground before dumping it in a lake.

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At least five U.S. cops wounded by gunfire overnight [Video]

At least five U.S. cops wounded by gunfire overnight

At least five U.S. police officers were hit by gunfire during violent protests following the death of a black man in police custody, police and media reported. Jillian Kitchener has more.

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A Louisville, Kentucky Restaurant Owner Shot By Police And Left In Street For Over 12 Hours [Video]

A Louisville, Kentucky Restaurant Owner Shot By Police And Left In Street For Over 12 Hours

David McAtee, the owner of YaYa's barbecue restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, was killed by police during a protest Monday. According to Business Insider, McAtee was known in Louisville for giving..

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Shattered glass outside White House after nationwide protests [Video]

Shattered glass outside White House after nationwide protests

Residents and business owners in cities across the United States swept up broken glass, took stock of looted goods and surveyed the damage after a sixth straight night of violent protests over racial..

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Noah Cyrus influenced by gospel music [Video]

Noah Cyrus influenced by gospel music

Noah Cyrus is influenced by gospel music, because she grew up listening to the music her grandfather made when he was part of a gospel group in Kentucky.

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Seven shot in protests over killing of black woman - police [Video]

Seven shot in protests over killing of black woman - police

Seven people were shot and at least one was in critical condition after protests in Louisville, Kentucky over the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot in her apartment in March, police..

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Seven shot in Louisville protests over killing of black woman: police [Video]

Seven shot in Louisville protests over killing of black woman: police

Seven people were shot and at least one was in critical condition after protests in Louisville, Kentucky over the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot in her apartment in March, police..

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Mitch McConnell Urges Americans To Wear Masks [Video]

Mitch McConnell Urges Americans To Wear Masks

Mitch McConnell reportedly urged Americans to wear a mask at a Wednesday event in Kentucky. Business Insider reports he is quoted as saying "you have an obligation." "There's no stigma attached to..

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Texas Must Allow All Citizens To Request Absentee Ballots Without An Excuse [Video]

Texas Must Allow All Citizens To Request Absentee Ballots Without An Excuse

A federal judge ruled that Texas must allow all voters to cast absentee ballots without an excuse. According to Business Insider, this includes Texas’ scheduled July run-off elections. In the past,..

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U.S. auto plants restart their engines [Video]

U.S. auto plants restart their engines

The U.S. auto industry slowly returned to life Monday. As Fred Katayama reports, some assembly plants reopened after the two-month lockdown.

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Papa John's Ex-CEO On TikTok Shows $11 Million Mansion [Video]

Papa John's Ex-CEO On TikTok Shows $11 Million Mansion

Jason Merrit/Getty John Schnatter went on TikTok to take followers inside his $11 million mansion in Louisville, Kentucky. Schnatter is the founder and former CEO of the pizza chain Papa John's. Forbes..

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Charles Booker Says Progressives Should ‘Show Up and Listen’ to Deep Red Districts

Mr. Booker, who narrowly lost a Democratic Senate primary in Kentucky, talked about how to get rural voters on board with a progressive message, saying structural inequality affects all people who feel..
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Mural of Breonna Taylor painted in Maryland park

Nearly 30 volunteers and 10 teaching artists painted a 7,000-square-foot mural honoring Breonna Taylor – a 26-year old Black woman who was fatally shot by police in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment..
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Amy McGrath Defeats Charles Booker and Will Face McConnell in Kentucky

Ms. McGrath, who raised over $40 million, won the Democratic primary by narrowly holding off a candidate who had harnessed energy from the protests over racial injustice.
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Kentucky US Senate primary: Amy McGrath squeaks out win over Charles Booker

Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath has won the Democratic primary for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's Senate seat in a slim victory over state Rep. Charles Booker.
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Elk Return to Kentucky, Bringing Economic Life

After a concerted reintroduction effort two decades ago, the state is now home to the largest population of elk east of the Mississippi. The animals’ home: reclaimed coal mines.
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Video appears to show gunman opening fire at Louisville, KY park protest

Dramatic video appears to show the gunman shooting near peaceful protesters who gathered in the park.  
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Man dies in shooting at Louisville protest over Breonna Taylor killing

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US authorities are investigating a fatal shooting on Saturday night at a park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, where demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Breonna Taylor, a black woman..
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One dead in shooting at US Black Lives Matter rally

one dead in shooting at us black lives matter rally
Washington: One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a Black Lives Matter rally in the US state of Kentucky, police said. The incident Saturday took place at Jefferson Square Park in..
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1 Dead After Man Shoots Into Crowd at Breonna Taylor Protest Park

Video footage showed a man firing more than a dozen shots at a park in Louisville, Ky., where protesters had gathered to call for justice for Ms. Taylor, who was killed by the police in March.
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How Progressive Candidates of Color Are Building Winning Coalitions

They’re bringing together liberal white voters and voters of color, a dynamic seen this week in New York and Kentucky.
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Black queer pride: LGBTQ Kentuckians at the forefront of Black Lives Matter movement

2020's Pride Month looks different. June has been filled with protests for social justice. In Kentucky, Black, queer individuals are at the forefront.  
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A Winner on Election Day in November? Don’t Count on It

The lack of race results in New York and Kentucky this week is a prelude for the presidential election, as officials strain to deal with a deluge of absentee ballots and a jumble of voting deadlines.
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AOC's blowout win, last-minute voting in Kentucky and other key takeaways from Tuesday's primary

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats her primary challengers in New York. In Kentucky, injunction allows voting to be extended.
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Lots of Drama But Little Certainty in Kentucky and New York Primaries

Democrats in Kentucky were deciding who would face Mitch McConnell for a Senate seat in the fall. But in both states, it was likely that the winners of close races would not be known for days.
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Voting largely smooth in Kentucky primary election

With only one polling place designated Tuesday for Louisville, a city of 600,000 people, voters who didn't cast mail-in ballots or show up early faced long lines in Kentucky's primary. (June 23)  
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New York Primary, Kentucky Senate Showdown: What to Watch For Today

There are competitive House races in New York and Charles Booker faces Amy McGrath in the Senate primary in Kentucky. Results may be delayed because of the many voters casting absentee ballots.
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Here's the latest for Tuesday June 23rd: Trump going to rally in Arizona; Seattle Mayor says protest zone to wind down; Florida records 100,000 positive coronavirus tests; Primaries in New York and..
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Kentucky and New York Hold Primaries Today: What to Watch For

There are competitive House races in New York and Charles Booker faces Amy McGrath in the Senate primary in Kentucky. Results may be delayed because of the many voters casting absentee ballots.
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Voters cast their ballots in Kentucky, New York and Virginia; John Bolton's book is out: 5 things to know Tuesday

Voters cast their ballots in Kentucky, New York and Virginia, John Bolton's book is out and more news you need to know Tuesday.
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Booker and McGrath Intensify Advertising Blitz in Kentucky

As the Democratic primary between Amy McGrath and Charles Booker gets tighter, Mr. Booker has closed the gap in ad spending as both make a final push before Tuesday’s voting.
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Who will face Mitch McConnell? 3-way Kentucky Democratic primary comes to a head Tuesday

They all have the same goal: to persuade Kentucky Democrats they're the one who can dethrone Mitch McConnell and end his 36-year Senate career.
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'The discrimination is more low-key' in Kentucky 5 years after marriage equality ruling

2020 marks five years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country.  
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Kentucky Attorney General won't put timetable on Breonna Taylor investigation

Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who worked as an emergency room technician, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police in her apartment.
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Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky's capital

Hundreds of people who lost jobs during the coronavirus crisis but have been unable to get their unemployment insurance checks converged at the Kentucky's Capitol in Frankfort early Wednesday to seek..
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Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, Wife of Kentucky Congressman, Dies at 39

The wife of Representative Andy Barr, Republican of Kentucky, died suddenly at home in Lexington, the congressman’s office said.
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351 feet worth of controversy: Confederate monument stands tall in this Kentucky town

Jefferson Davis' birthplace in Kentucky is a place that waffles on the line of idolizing and preserving a dark chapter in American history.
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Special Report: Millions of abandoned oil wells are leaking methane, a climate menace

In May 2012, Hanson and Michael Rowe noticed an overpowering smell, like rotten eggs, seeping from an abandoned gas well on their land in Kentucky. The fumes made the retired couple feel nauseous,..
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Cincinnati, other cities look to Breonna's Law after Louisville bans no-knock warrants

Louisville has banned the use of no-knock search warrants, a step that could soon be followed by others, both in and outside Kentucky.  
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Ja Morant asks judge to have Confederate 'white supremacy' monument removed

The Grizzlies guard wrote a letter asking for the removal of a Confederate monument that stands outside a courthouse in Murray, Kentucky.
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Kentucky to remove statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis from Capitol

Kentucky on Friday agreed to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its State Capitol building, the latest action in a renewed drive to take down such monuments in the wake of..
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In Bitter Kentucky G.O.P. Primary, Thomas Massie and Todd McMurtry Trade Charges of Racism

Representative Thomas Massie and his Republican primary challenger have made race and racism a central focus weeks before Election Day in an increasingly ugly contest.
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New Breonna Taylor Law Will Ban No-Knock Warrants in Louisville, Ky.

The Louisville Metro Council voted unanimously to ban no-knock search warrants after the police shot Ms. Taylor dead in her home in March.
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Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie called out by opponent for displaying Confederate battle flag at home

U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie's staff did not respond to multiple phone calls and emails seeking comment on whether the flag is still hanging.
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The David McAtee Shooting: Did Aggressive Policing Lead to a Fatal Outcome?

The Times analyzed videos of the shooting by the police and National Guardsmen of David McAtee in Louisville, Ky., on June 1 to show how the episode unfolded — and how questionable policing tactics..
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Kentucky woman leads peaceful protests to be heard

Protests have engulfed cities nationwide, with much of the focus on burning buildings and violence. But Kelly Bundy in Louisville, Kentucky says most protesters are like her: peaceful people called to..
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Kentucky restaurateur killed, police chief fired amid protests

A popular black restaurateur was fatally shot in Kentucky early on Monday as police and National Guard troops fired weapons while dispersing a crowd protesting against police killings of African..
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Senate Leaders speak out against racial inequity

The Senate opened on Monday with leaders condemning the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, black Americans, by police in Minnesota and Kentucky and the shooting death of black jogger..
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Kentucky gov. announces investigation into Louisville police, National Guard fatally shooting man

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said state police will conduct an investigation into a fatal shooting by Louisville police and National Guard early Monday.
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Louisville Police Shoot Man Dead While Trying to Clear Crowd of Protesters

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Police in Louisville, Kentucky reportedly shot a man dead amid protests decrying police killings of black people across the country. WLKY reporter Marvis Herring tweeted that the incident occurred..
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Here’s What You Need to Know About Breonna Taylor’s Death

Fury over the killing of Ms. Taylor by the police has been growing, driving tense demonstrations in Louisville, Ky., and elsewhere.
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Flames engulf US police station as black rights unrest spreads

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Flames ripped through a Minneapolis police station and seven protesters were shot in Kentucky as unrest spread across the United States over the deaths of black people during police encounters...
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‘Rich Mitch’: Republican group that infuriated Trump takes aim at Senate leader in new ad

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A campaign group formed by anti-Trump Republican operatives has launched a TV commercial against the party’s leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, who is up for re-election this November. Deriding..
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Seven shot in Louisville protests over killing of black woman: police

Seven people were shot and at least one was in critical condition after protests in Louisville, Kentucky over the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot in her apartment in March, police..
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Protester who hung effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear fired from job at car dealership

Terry Bush, president of the Kentucky 3 Percenters group, only hoisted the effigy, his wife Patsy said Wednesday morning.  
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Stranded musher, wings of gold, generous postal employee: News from around our 50 states

Fort Campbell soldiers return to Kentucky after deployment to NYC, New Mexico governor blocks reopening of popular drive-in, and more
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Coronavirus live updates: Historic warplanes to fly over Southern California on Memorial Day; Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear hanged in effigy

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