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Kentucky: State of the United States of America
Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a U.S. state in the Southern region of the country. It was admitted into the Union as the 15th state on June 1, 1792, splitting from Virginia in the process. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.


U.S. Senate seats flip in competitive races [Video]

U.S. Senate seats flip in competitive races

Democrats and Republicans battled for control of the U.S. Senate in half a dozen closely fought races on Wednesday. Bryan Wood reports.

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Here’s What Time Polls Are Closing Across the US [Video]

Here’s What Time Polls Are Closing Across the US

The first polls will close in parts of Indiana and Kentucky at 6 PM EST, with the rest closing at 7 PM EST.

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Mitch McConnell Wins Senate Re-election in Kentucky [Video]

Mitch McConnell Wins Senate Re-election in Kentucky

The race between Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic candidate Amy McGrath was called a win for McConnell by the Associated Press.

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McConnell Cruises To Re-Election [Video]

McConnell Cruises To Re-Election

The Kentucky senate race is in one of the most-watched races in the country. On one side is Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. The other side is Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot...

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US presidential polls: Biden wins 192 electoral votes, Trump crawling at 114 [Video]

US presidential polls: Biden wins 192 electoral votes, Trump crawling at 114

As votes for US presidential elections are being counter, President Donald Trump and Republican nominee has won states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Dakota,..

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US Presidential election: Trump wins Kentucky, Biden takes Vermont [Video]

US Presidential election: Trump wins Kentucky, Biden takes Vermont

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Polls Begin To Close On Most Divisive Election In U.S. History [Video]

Polls Begin To Close On Most Divisive Election In U.S. History

The 2020 campaign is coming to an end tonight. In the East Coast of the country polls are starting to close. Battlegrounds like Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio will see results start to..

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Breonna Taylor's Grand Jury Never Presented With Homicide Charges [Video]

Breonna Taylor's Grand Jury Never Presented With Homicide Charges

A juror in the Breonna Taylor case said Tuesday that prosecutors skipped a major step. Prosecutors never presented the grand jury with homicide charges against three police officers. The three officers..

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U.S. states see record rises in COVID-19 cases [Video]

U.S. states see record rises in COVID-19 cases

Nine U.S. states have reported record increases in COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, as colder weather arrives. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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Cops Attack and Slug Man Filming Police Stopping Black Driver

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Breonna Taylor Case Grand Juror Says Homicide Charges Not An Option

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Kodak Black Gets Prison Transfer After Suing Over Alleged Torture

Kodak Black is digging his new digs ... he's been moved out of the Kentucky prison where he claimed he was being tortured. The rapper's attorney, Bradford Cohen, tells TMZ ... Kodak was recently..
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AG Daniel Cameron Responds to Megan Thee Stallion's 'SNL' Slam

Megan Thee Stallion's attack on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron -- calling him a "sellout negro" -- won't draw him into a war of words, because he says his philosophy is ... sticks and stones...
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AG Daniel Cameron Didn't Raise Murder, Manslaughter Charges with Grand Jury

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron says he will release a recording of the Breonna Taylor grand jury proceedings -- responding to pressure from Breonna's family and one pissed off grand juror...
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Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

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D.L. Hughley Slams Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron for Shading Celebrities Over Breonna

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Breonna Taylor: Policeman charged over fatal shooting

A US grand jury charges one policeman over the death of a black woman in her home in Kentucky.
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Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Results to be Announced by Kentucky AG

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Breonna Taylor: Kentucky city braces for prosecutor decision

Louisville fears civil unrest at it waits to hear of any charges over the killing of Breonna Taylor.
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Kodak Black Sues Federal Bureau of Prisons for Alleged Torture

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Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky's capital

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Four Amish children killed in horse-drawn buggy accident

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Tupac Shakur: Kentucky governor apologises over benefits error

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UPS employee dies of COVID-19 infection in Kentucky

A United Parcel Service Inc worker employed in Kentucky died over the weekend from a COVID-19 infection, Gov. Andy Beshear said at a public health briefing on Monday.
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Kentucky horse killings: Police hunt after 20 found shot dead

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New Kentucky governor restores voting rights to ex-felons

The new state governor will return the vote to as many as 140,000 non-violent former felons.
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U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place Kentucky abortion restriction

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky restriction requiring doctors to show and describe ultrasound images to women seeking an abortion, turning away a challenge arguing that the..
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Kentucky gas line erupts in ball of flames, killing one and igniting homes

A natural gas line erupted in a ball of flames that could be seen for miles over a residential community in rural Kentucky on Thursday, killing one person and setting several houses on fire, a local..
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