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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress will act early next year to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law but will delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative. 

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A judge says he expects to rule this month in the University of Kentucky's open records lawsuit against the student newspaper on campus.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports lawyers for UK and the Kentucky Kernel argued in court Friday about whether university investigations of alleged sexual harassment and assault of students should be considered public records. 

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Kentucky's first Republican House speaker in nearly 100 years says his biggest job will be managing the expectations of the state's restless GOP leaders - starting with the governor. 

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University of Kentucky agricultural economists say the state's net farm income could drop to its lowest level since 2010.

They're pointing to sharply lower cattle prices along with large grain stockpiles and the lowest tobacco receipts of the post-tobacco buyout era as factors behind the decline in farm income. On the positive side, they say poultry receipts are back on track.

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Nearly three dozen Illinois legislators from both parties are asking Republican Governor Bruce Rauner to resume contract negotiations with the state's largest public-employee union. 

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Two Fort Campbell soldiers were charged Tuesday with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the disappearance of another soldier. 

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Governor Matt Bevin has consolidated eight boards into one committee overseeing regulations for the state's construction sector. 

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A former lawyer in state Attorney General Andy Beshear's office has filed a lawsuit contending she was subjected to sex discrimination and recrimination under the state whistleblower law.  

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Kentucky's troubled pension systems have continued their downward slide in 2016, with plans covering teachers and state employees losing more than $1.8 billion in value while obligations are increasing. 

 A western Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to murdering his 18-year-old cousin. 22-year-old Shaquille Edwards struck the plea agreement on murder and attempted murder charges two days before he was scheduled to trial to avoid the possibility of the death penalty if he had been convicted.

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