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Trump Signs Funding Bill, Bringing Shutdown To An End

Updated at 9:05 p.m. ET President Trump has signed a stopgap spending bill passed by Congress on Monday, ending the partial shutdown of the federal government after three days. The White House has said normal government operations will resume by Tuesday morning. The bill passed the Senate on Monday afternoon with a 81-18 vote, but the real hurdle was the procedural vote earlier in the day requiring at least 60 votes. That's where the measure hit a snafu late Friday night, triggering the...

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Pledging to defend American businesses and workers, President Trump imposed tariffs on imported solar panel components and large residential washing machines on Monday.

Facebook is doing some soul-searching.

In a new commentary, the social media giant acknowledges the possibility that social media can have negative ramifications for democracy. This comes after repeated criticism that it didn't do enough to prevent the spread of fake news that had the potential to impact the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will propose reversing last year's income tax increase in a "step-down" process that will cover several years.

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Gov. Bill Haslam is touting a $30 million plan that focuses on prevention, treatment and law enforcement to attack an opioid epidemic that kills at least three people a day in Tennessee.

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The brother of a man serving life in prison for kidnapping, raping and killing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo pleaded guilty Monday in exchange for a 35-year sentence.

In suburbs just outside the city of Chicago, some police officers are paid fast-food wages; they work part-time patrolling high crime areas, just so they can use their badge to get better paying security jobs.

Many police chiefs say the low-wages and part-time positions are consequences of inadequate funding. That means departments can't pay for ongoing training, can't afford to fire problem officers and don't have the capacity to investigate police shootings.

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  A group of 30 west Kentucky residents lined the sidewalk next to the Robert Cherry Civic Center in Paducah on Sunday in support of the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March.

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Paducah area businesswoman Joni Hogancamp has filed to run for the state's 3rd district House seat. 

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Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposal for how Kentucky should spend public money over the next two years would eliminate the state’s share of funding for health insurance used by retired teachers.

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A 13-year-old Daviess County girl is the third child in Kentucky to die from flu this season.

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Trump’s First Year Leaves Obamacare on Life Support in Ohio Valley

Remember the American Health Care Act, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, or the Obamacare Repeal and Reconciliation Act? They were among the many Congressional proposals to end the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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