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Lisa Gillespie, WFPL

If the latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is successful next week, more than 400,000 people in Kentucky who have health insurance through the Medicaid expansion would lose their coverage.

Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio

A panel has unanimously voted to remove a plaque from a statue of Jefferson Davis at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda that labels the president of the Confederacy as “patriot, hero, statesman.”

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The White House says President Donald Trump is nominating people from four states to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors. 

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This weekend, Murray State's Cinema International features the 2011 film "Clandestine Childhood."  This Argentinian film, set during the rule of Argentina by a military junta in the late seventies and early eighties, tells the story of a young boy whose family is resisting the government.  It's told from the boy's perspective, mixing film and animation to portray how he sees the country's swirling political turmoil.  Todd Hatton speaks with Cinema International Director Dr. Therese Saint Paul, Murray State Political Science professor Dr. Marc Polizzi, and Dr.

Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

  Talks on renegotiating NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, are set for later this month and farm country is concerned about the potential fallout from a trade dispute. Pork producers are especially nervous about the implications of a threat from President Trump to place a 20 percent tariff on Mexican food imports.

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A Republican lawmaker has filed a bill that would let Kentucky's governor appoint the state's appellate judges.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

"I think a town hall is a great display of democracy," U.S. Congressman James Comer said to a well-attended room on Murray State University's campus. 

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  Four Kentuckians die of drug overdoses every day, according to the state Office of Drug Control Policy. Most of those deaths are due to opioids, chief among them fentanyl, a powerful synthetic drug that has properties similar to heroin.

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  Kentucky National Guard Airmen are departing for the Caribbean today in the wake of damage left by Hurricane Maria.

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  Mexican automotive manufacturer Metalsa is adding 113 jobs to their Owensboro facility.

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