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'Get your knee off our necks!': Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hollywood celebrities, musicians and political leaders gathered in front of the golden casket of George Floyd at a fiery memorial Thursday for the man whose death at the hands of police sparked global protests, with a civil rights leader declaring it is time for black people to demand, "Get your knee off our necks!"

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Coronavirus cases up again at 295; 8 more deaths reported

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Another big spike in cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky was reported Thursday at Gov. Andy Beshear’s daily press briefing.

Senate panel advances McConnell ally for DC appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced the nomination of a 38-year-old judge and ally of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to serve on a federal appeals court, despite Democrats' objections that he's inexperienced and biased against the Obama health care law.
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Prosecutors describe racist slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racist slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery's body, moments after killing him with three shots from a …
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NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

The NBA's Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida, another major step toward getting teams back onto …
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Link to Rose ties Calipari's name to Knicks' opening yet again

LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — John Calipari’s name has surfaced yet again as a potential candidate for the head coaching job with the New York Knicks. If the past is any indication, the Kentucky coach won’t walk away easily or at all.

UK's Marrow encouraged by show of unity amid current civil unrest

LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — Vince Marrow is encouraged by the show of unity in light of the current civil unrest that has unraveled across the nation following the death of George Floyd.
Baptist Life

Southern Baptist Convention continues statistical decline, Floyd calls for rethinking ACP process

NASHVILLE (BP) -- For the 13th consecutive year, the Southern Baptist Convention reported a drop in its membership. Total membership in the Southern Baptist Convention fell almost 2 percent to 14,525,579 from 2018 to 2019. The decline of 287,655 members is the largest single-year drop in more than 100 years.

Impact and truths learned in Bible Drill ‘never go out of date’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) - Despite projections that the uprising generation will be biblically illiterate, Kentucky Baptist churches’ Bible Drills press on to instruct and inspire students to know God’s Word deeply, naming 63 state winners and 11 three-year state winners last month.
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The Latest: Wisconsin's World Dairy Expo canceled amid virus

MADISON, Wis. — Organizers of the World Dairy Expo in Madison have canceled this year’s event because of the coronavirus pandemic.It’s the first time the annual trade show has …
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The Latest: Smaller law enforcement profile at DC march

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:TOP OF THE HOUR:— ACLU files …

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