Tag: Kentucky

ABC Apologizes for Showing Video From U.S. Gun Range in Report on Syria

ABC News apologized Monday for mistakenly running a video that apparently was taken at a gun range in Kentucky with a report about Turkish attacks in northern Syria. “We’ve taken down video that aired on ‘World News Tonight Sunday’ and ‘Good Morning America’ this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after […]

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Deep in Trump Country, Democrats Take Aim at Three Governors’ Seats

CLEVELAND, Miss. — Jim Hood, the Mississippi state attorney general, is a ruddy-faced man with a deep drawl and a vintage country-music hairdo — an anti-abortion, deer-hunting Baptist from the northeast Mississippi hill country. He is also a Democratic candidate for governor. On a sweltering Tuesday afternoon in the small Delta city of Cleveland, Miss., […]

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Florida vs Kentucky Prediction: Betting Line, Odds & Pick

Getty Florida is 51-18 all-time against Kentucky. Between 1987 and 2017, Florida owned Kentucky year after year. That was, until last season. The Wildcats rode a 14-point third quarter to stun the Gators in Gainesville, 27-16. Now, the teams renew their yearly league rivalry on Saturday in Lexington as the Wildcats look to make it […]

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Unpaid Miners Blocked a Coal Train in Protest. Weeks Later, They’re Still There.

CUMBERLAND, Ky. — A little after 4 p.m. on Friday, four hulking big-rig cabs, facing each other in pairs and taking up both lanes, brought the Kingdom Come Parkway to a standstill. On the highway between the trucks, eight out-of-work coal miners raised a banner: “No Pay We Stay.” That is the miners’ plan in […]

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Twitter Locks Out Mitch McConnell’s Campaign for Posting Video of Protest

Senator Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign remained locked out of its Twitter account Thursday morning after posting a tweet that included a video of people making violent threats against the majority leader in front of his Louisville, Ky., home. The tweet, in which the campaign labeled the protesters an “angry left-wing mob,” is no longer visible […]

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Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Are Recovering From Medical Procedures

Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, Republicans of Kentucky, are recovering at home from medical procedures they had over the weekend, their teams said. Mr. McConnell, the majority leader, fractured his shoulder at his home in Louisville, while Mr. Paul underwent surgery to remove a portion of his lung. “This morning, Leader McConnell tripped at […]

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Senate Approves Tax Treaties for First Time in Decade

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve updates to international tax treaties, some of which were negotiated in the early years of the Obama administration, in a bipartisan victory for multinational companies. The so-called treaty protocols with Switzerland, Japan and Luxembourg were approved a day after senators passed a protocol with Spain. […]

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Amy McGrath, Running to Unseat Mitch McConnell, Raises $2.5 Million in 24 Hours

Amy McGrath, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and combat pilot who is seeking to unseat Senator Mitch McConnell in 2020, raised $2.5 million in the first 24 hours of her campaign, her campaign manager said Wednesday. The fund-raising haul eclipsed the first-day total raised by some heavyweight contenders for the Democratic nomination for president, like […]

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Life Begins at Conception (Except When That’s Inconvenient for Republicans)

When, exactly, do abortion opponents think life begins? Over the past few months there has been a rush to pass abortion bans. Most of these bans center on the idea that abortions should be banned as soon as the fetal heartbeat is detected; that’s because “a heartbeat proves that there’s life that deserves protection under […]

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There Are Better Ways to Do College

Most days I space out at some point and travel in my mind to a place called Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Ky. It doesn’t hurt that its founder and I, no relation, have the same name and that I happen to have a postcard picture of its Appalachian campus pinned over my desk. […]

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In the Kentucky Governor’s Race, It’s an Unpopular Man vs. an Unpopular Party

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Under normal circumstances, the Kentucky governor’s race would be all but over except for the concession phone call. The incumbent running for re-election this year is a conservative Republican in a state that has recently become as red as hot coal, where unemployment is as low as it has been in nearly […]

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