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Biden seeks swift Cabinet votes, but GOP Senate stays silent

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President-elect Joe Biden started rolling out his administrative team, one voice has been notably silent: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.


Federal extended unemployment aid to end for Kentuckians

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Payments that are part of a federal program to aid those unemployed because of the ongoing pandemic will end this weekend under federal rules, affecting roughly 4,700 Kentuckians, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet said Tuesday in a news release.

UofL study says COVID numbers in Jefferson Co. higher than reported

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) - An ongoing study at the University of Louisville indicates the number of COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County has increased exponentially in the past two months, according to results released on Tuesday.
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Money promised to combat US overdose crisis sits unused

When it filed for bankruptcy last year, Purdue Pharma agreed to an innovative plan: It would make $200 million available immediately to help those those harmed by its signature painkiller, OxyContin, …
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New faces everywhere as young Cards open vs. Evansville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) -- Studying the tentative starting lineup for Louisville's basketball team for its opening game against Evansville Wednesday in the Wade Houston Tipoff Classic (4 p.m., ACCN), a line from the classic Robert Redford/Paul Newman film, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," seemed appropriate:

Stoops, Wildcats hit reset button following blowout loss to Alabama

LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has been in reboot mode since a 63-3 loss to top-ranked Alabama last week.
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ERLC urges court to block N.Y. pandemic order

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to halt enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions in New York state that it says withhold equal treatment from religious groups.

Mayflower among ‘great turning points’ despite NYT claims

NASHVILLE (BP) – Four hundred years after the Mayflower landed in Plymouth Bay, the Pilgrims’ legacy has fallen on hard times.
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US jobless claims rise to 778,000 as pandemic worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge …
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Remembering Diego Maradona: 'The world has lost a legend'

Tributes to Argentina soccer great Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday at age 60: ___ “A very sad day for all Argentinians and for football. He leaves us, but he is not gone because Diego …
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Some California counties winding down hotels for homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some California counties are pushing ahead with plans to wind down a program that's moved homeless people into hotel rooms amid the coronavirus pandemic despite an …

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