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Democrat James Mackler says he's dropping out of the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee to replace Sen. Bob Corker, a move that appears to clear the path to the Democratic nomination for former Gov. Phil Bredesen.

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The wife of a Republican lawmaker in Kentucky who killed himself after accusations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl says she will seek to replace him in the state legislature. 

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A coroner has ruled the death of a Kentucky lawmaker facing sexual assault allegations as a suicide.

  A Kentucky lawyer at the center of a Social Security fraud case is facing prosecution on charges he would have avoided if he had not vanished for six months to avoid prison.

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  At least five attorneys have submitted their names as possible replacements for a Kentucky judge who announced his resignation after declaring his conscientious objection to handling adoption cases involving gay and lesbian adults.

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A western Kentucky distillery has quickly risen to the highest rank of heritage member in the Kentucky Distillers' Association.

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Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says his efforts to sue companies that make powerfully addictive opioid-based painkillers have been stymied by the administration of the state's Republican governor. 

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State officials have launched a second sexual harassment investigation of a corrections officer whose alleged behavior led to a $1.6 million jury verdict earlier this year. 

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Kentucky education officials say a higher percentage of children who took a screening test have been determined to be ready for kindergarten.

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Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Diane Black can count Vice President Mike Pence among her supporters.

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