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Ex-lawmaker resigns job at Kentucky Education Department

A former Kentucky lawmaker has resigned from his job at the state Department of Education after his name surfaced in a deposition by the woman who accused the state's ex-House speaker of sexual harassment.

Hampton says she wants to run with Bevin for re-election

Kentucky's lieutenant governor says she wants to be Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's running mate but said the decision is his to make.

Trump rejects short-term shutdown fix

President Donald Trump has rejected a short-term legislative fix for the partial government shutdown, declaring he will "never ever back down."

Proposed election date change heads to House

A bill that would move the governor’s race to even-numbered years passed out of the state Senate today, making it the first measure to clear the chamber this session.

Texas landowners dig in to fight Trump’s border wall

Rather than surrender their land to the federal government, some property owners on the Texas border are digging in to fight President Donald Trump's border wall.

Rosenstein expected to leave Justice Dept. soon

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position soon after President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general is confirmed.

House passes bill to fund agencies amid shutdown

The House has approved a bill to fund the Treasury Department, the IRS and other agencies for the next year as part of a Democratic strategy to reopen the government on a piecemeal basis.
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Fetal heartbeat: New abortion-related fight in Kentucky

Already mired in three lawsuits over abortion restrictions, Kentucky lawmakers are ratcheting up the stakes with a new bill to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
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Senate panel considers pair of election measures

Two election-related bills advanced out of the Senate Committee on State and Local Government today.

Kentucky lawmakers push bipartisan medical marijuana bill

A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a bill to legalize medical marijuana, including a Republican state senator who said he "smoked a joint" when he was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago.

Filing: Manafort accused of lying about sharing poll data

A new court filing says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data on the 2016 presidential race with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence.

Hoyer says Trump holding government ‘hostage’

The No. 2 House Democrat is blaming President Donald Trump for the partial government shutdown and says Trump is holding the government "hostage."
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Kentucky legislature gavels in to begin 2019 session

The Kentucky legislature has gaveled in to begin a 2019 session that is expected to be dominated by pension changes and the race for governor.

Trump official says tax refunds will go out on time

A Trump administration official says that tax refunds will go out on time during the partial government shutdown.
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As Kentucky legislature convenes, 1 seat still uncertain

A Democrat elected to Kentucky's House of Representatives by a one-vote margin is preparing for a potential confrontation with the GOP-controlled legislature as he tries to take his seat amid an ongoing election challenge.

House Dems approve plan to re-open government

House Democrats have approved a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall.
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State Auditor Mike Harmon files for re-election

State Auditor Mike Harmon has filed paperwork to seek election to a second term as Kentucky’s Auditor of Public Accounts.

Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdrawal after Trump visit

Iraqi lawmakers are seizing on President Donald Trump's surprise visit to demand U.S. forces leave the country.

House plans no more votes this week on shutdown

House lawmakers don't plan to vote this week to end the government shutdown.

Trump greets US troops in Germany

President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, have greeted U.S. troops in Germany. It was the president's second visit to U.S. troops abroad in the last day. He stopped at Ramstein Air Force Base on his way back from Iraq.

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