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West Main streetscape project on hold | Richmond | richmondregister.com

West Main streetscape project on hold | Richmond | richmondregister.com | Must Read | Scoop.it
The Richmond City Commission unanimously accepted a contract Tuesday from Sergeant Scott King of the Kentucky State Police approving the drug task force initiative that brings together local, state and
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This filmmaker sat down neo-Nazis and jihadists. Here’s what she learned.

This filmmaker sat down neo-Nazis and jihadists. Here’s what she learned. | Must Read | Scoop.it
Deeyah Khan, a Muslim woman, met her enemies — and came away more hopeful than ever.
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Trump cancels Pelosi trip citing furloughed workers

Trump cancels Pelosi trip citing furloughed workers | Must Read | Scoop.it
The Speaker of the House earlier called on Mr Trump to postpone his State of the Union address.
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American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness. Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network's English-language service, was detained in St. Louis, where she had filmed a Black Lives Matter documentary after visiting relatives in the New Orleans area. She was then taken to Washington, according to her elder son, Hossein Hashemi.
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Trump lease: Feds should have reviewed Constitution, watchdog says

Trump lease: Feds should have reviewed Constitution, watchdog says | Must Read | Scoop.it
Watchdog: Federal property managers ignored whether Trump hotel lease violated Constitution
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Nairobi hotel: DusitD2 siege over as attackers eliminated

Nairobi hotel: DusitD2 siege over as attackers eliminated | Must Read | Scoop.it
The siege at the DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi is over, President Kenyatta says, but at least 14 people are dead.
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Fact Check: Trump's claims on undocumented immigrant crime rates. Here's what the numbers show.

President Donald Trump claims there are high undocumented immigrant crime rates. There is no national database that tracks those numbers.
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Brexit: Crushing defeat for Theresa May as deal voted down by Parliament to leave Britain's future hanging in the balance

Theresa May has issued a rallying call to MPs and the British public.
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Partial government shutdown prompts early release of SNAP benefits | News | richmondregister.com

With the ongoing government shutdown, those who receive food benefits in Kentucky will be receiving February's benefits early.
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Mining death reported in Bell County, Ky.

Officials are investigating a reported mining fatality in Bell County, Kentucky.
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EKU HOOPS: Colonels fall to 0-4 in OVC with loss to Belmont | Sports | richmondregister.com

The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team capped a four-game conference-opening road swing on Saturday with a fourth-straight loss.
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Terminal at Houston airport closed amid government shutdown

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A terminal at Houston's George Bush International Airport was closed Sunday amid a shortage of workers during the partial government shutdown.

In a statement,
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EKU women's basketball fall to 0-5 in the OVC with a loss to UT Martin | Sports | easternprogress.com

EKU women's basketball fall to 0-5 in the OVC with a loss to UT Martin | Sports | easternprogress.com | Must Read | Scoop.it
Though it was a notable night for junior guard Catie Kaifes after scoring 18 points, her career-best, the Colonels came up short, 87-61, against University of Tennessee-Martin in their first
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Inside the GM plant where nooses and 'whites-only' signs intimidated workers

Inside the GM plant where nooses and 'whites-only' signs intimidated workers | Must Read | Scoop.it
The GM plant in Toledo, Ohio, allowed an atmosphere of "violent racial hate and bullying," according to a lawsuit filed against the company.
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Former Staffer Alleges Sexual Assault, ‘Nearly Daily Touching’ By Ky. Rep. Jeff Hoover In Sealed Deposition

Former Staffer Alleges Sexual Assault, ‘Nearly Daily Touching’ By Ky. Rep. Jeff Hoover In Sealed Deposition | Must Read | Scoop.it
Hoover, the former Speaker of the House, has said he exchanged inappropriate texts but denied any sexual contact. The staffer said under oath that Hoover sexually assaulted her.
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Government shutdown 2019: Nancy Pelosi wants to delay State of Union

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address this month if the government remains closed.
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School safety bill 'a starting point' for General Assembly, sponsor says | In-depth | wdrb.com

School safety bill 'a starting point' for General Assembly, sponsor says | In-depth | wdrb.com | Must Read | Scoop.it
The highly anticipated school safety bill filed Wednesday is “a starting point” for lawmakers as they consider ways to boost security in classrooms across Kentucky, the measure’s sponsor said.
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Trump administration calling nearly 50,000 back to work, unpaid, as shutdown drags on - The

Rank-and-file Democrats rejected the president’s invitation to talks at the White House, remaining unified in opposition to a border wall.
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Ford, Volkswagen join forces on developing electric and self-driving technology

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG are formally teaming up to develop and invest in electric vehicles, self-driving technology and mobility services, the automakers announced Tuesday from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
As part of this global alliance, Ford an
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AG nominee William Barr insists 'I will not be bullied' at confirmation hearing

Attorney general nominee William Barr faced a Senate confirmation hearing with Democrats skeptical about his promise not to interfere with the Mueller investigation.
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Minerich ready to get started on projects, growth in city | Richmond | richmondregister.com

Minerich ready to get started on projects, growth in city | Richmond | richmondregister.com | Must Read | Scoop.it
Robert Minerich, Richmond's new city manager, said he was thinking about applying for the position after being approached by members of the community and talking it over with his wife.
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Chair Turner says goodbye, passes torch to Diaz | News | easternprogress.com

Chair Turner says goodbye, passes torch to Diaz | News | easternprogress.com | Must Read | Scoop.it
Craig Turner's tenure as chair of the EKU Board of Regents came to an end Wednesday at a quarterly meeting in the Center for the Arts’ Black Box Theater, according
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Chechnya: two dead and dozens held in LGBT purge, say activists | World news | The Guardian

Chechnya: two dead and dozens held in LGBT purge, say activists | World news | The Guardian | Must Read | Scoop.it
Accounts echo those from 2017, when hundreds of men were rounded up and beaten
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