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Kentucky's attorney general says the Eastern Kentucky Board of Regents violated the state open meetings acts when it held a closed-door session before announcing they'd deal with a $25 million budget shortfall by cutting around 120 jobs.

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An ex-coal executive who's running for U.S. Senate after serving a one-year prison sentence has escalated his barrage on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, taking swipes at "China people" and calling McConnell "Cocaine Mitch" in a new ad.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe are heading to Europe on state business.

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An Illinois Senate bill that would expand the use of medical marijuana in order to combat the state's opioid crisis has been referred to the Illinois House Rules Committee.

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An Illinois bill would allow veterans organizations to install gambling machines in communities that would otherwise prohibit them.

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One 22-year-old man ended a fight with another by fatally shooting him inside a Tennessee mall on Thursday, and then gave up his weapon and surrendered, saying he didn't want any more trouble, police said.

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  An Illinois bill would allow veterans organizations to install gambling machines in communities that would otherwise prohibit them.

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  Kentucky's auditor said a review of the state's fire commission has turned up questionable expenditures from a fund meant to support fire departments.

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Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport is being forced out of her post, less than 1 ½ years after she took over. UT President Joe DiPietro announced Wednesday that Davenport's term will end July 1. His letter to her cited "numerous areas of unsatisfactory performance."

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The Illinois Senate has approved requiring public schools to teach LGBT history.

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