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Obama education chief: Exits exams won’t ensure success

An education secretary from President Barack Obama's administration says high school exit exams will not benefit Kentucky students unless the state provides more resources for public schools.

Investigators search for person who sent mail bombs, motive

Investigators have been searching coast-to-coast for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to detonate or simply sow fear two weeks before Election Day.

Kentuckians weigh in on gender debate

People in the transgender community are worried their rights could be taken away after news the Trump administration is looking to narrow the definition of gender.

Obama notes politicians’ ‘utter loss of shame’

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is taking aim at the "utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more."

Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama

Netflix says that it has reached a deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to produce material for the streaming service.

EPA chief denounces water rule in visit to Kentucky

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt found a friendly audience in Kentucky as he lambasted an Obama-era clean-water rule.

McConnell says Senate to vote on straight repeal

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote "sometime in the near future" on repealing the Obama health care law.

SPECIAL REPORT: President Obama’s Final Press Conference

ABC News is live in The White House briefing room as President Barack Obama holds his final press conference.

Kentucky, 12 Other States Sue to Block Obama Coal Mining Rule

Kentucky and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams.

Obama Cuts Short Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence

President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents.

Attorney General Lynch visiting KY for ‘opioids and heroine awareness week’

Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be traveling across the country and holding youth town halls to address the heroine epidemic.

Texas judge temporarily blocks Obama’s transgender directive

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in U.S. public schools.

Aide to read letter from Obama at Ali memorial service

President Barack Obama won't be attending Muhammad Ali's memorial service, but he and first lady Michelle Obama are sending a letter with a close aide to be read at Friday's service.

Transgender students applaud directive on bathroom access

Kentucky high school sophomore Irene Sizemore hopes a new White House directive means she can start using the school bathroom consistent with her gender identity.

Beshear criticizes Bevin, Obama for secret Medicaid talks

Former Democratic Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is criticizing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and the Obama administration for negotiating in private as Bevin seeks to replace the state's expanded Medicaid program.

Democratic Senate candidates defend Obama during forum

After years of being a political punching bag in Kentucky, President Barack Obama has gotten favorable reviews from several Democrats running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rand Paul.

Senator holds town hall meetings across Kentucky

U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, is back in Kentucky for the first time since ending his Presidential bid.

Obama makes first visit of his presidency to a US mosque

President Barack Obama is meeting with Muslim-American leaders from around the country as he pays his first visit to a mosque in the United States.

GOP views Kentucky election as victory over health care law

The election of a conservative outsider as Kentucky governor has given Republicans a laboratory to show the rest of the country how they'd replace President Barack Obama's health care law.

VIDEO: President and First Lady sing “Happy Birthday” to Usher

Happy Birthday" surprise from the President? For R&B artist Usher, it was an all too real experience.

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New mandatory mask requirement sparks some criticism and praise

Governor Andy Beshear is now requiring mostly everyone to wear a mask with limited exceptions.
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AG, GOP legislative leaders critical of Beshear’s mask order

The attorney general and Republican legislative leadership called the governor's mandatory mask order an "order by edict rather than through collaboration."

Police body cameras: Committee weighs value vs. cost

Law enforcement across the state talks value