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Kentucky and four other states are again suing the Obama administration over its efforts to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender people. 

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in a North Texas federal court seeks to block parts of a nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack Obama's healthcare law. 

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a package of criminal justice legislation, saying the system "needs to be approached with more compassion."  

The Republican governor signed the five bills this morning (Monday) at an Illinois Department of Corrections adult transition center in Chicago.  

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Kentucky education officials have determined that 241 testing violations occurred on required statewide tests for the 2014-15 school year. 

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law eliminating sales taxes on feminine hygiene products.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Jeff Bivins will take over as chief justice next month.

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Three defendants charged in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy at a house party in Hopkinsville two years ago have struck deals to testify against their alleged accomplice.

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Governor Matt Bevin says the new University of Louisville board that he appointed should continue to meet despite a judge temporarily stripping them of authority. 

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An attorney representing the former commissioner of the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Commission says his client wasn’t given a reason for his dismissal.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has settled a federal lawsuit sparked by a student's t-shirt in support of gay rights. 

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A judge says the trial in the case of a western Tennessee woman who was kidnapped and killed will likely be moved from the rural county where she lived. 

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