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Thu March 21, 2013
The Morning Cram [rockin’ robin edition]
From NPR: The first tweet was posted seven years ago. Since then, the social media site has been used as a free speech platform to spread information, report on the Arab Spring and stay connected with millions worldwide. But critics say that as Twitter has grown, it has sometimes compromised its principles.
Kentucky: Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes still isn't saying whether she's seriously considering a U.S. Senate bid. Kentucky Community and Technical College is again one of the top ten community colleges in the nation. Kentuckians have 590 days-plus before the 2014 general election, but already the political chatter is centered on potential challengers to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell—chiefly actress Ashley Judd and her potential candidacy's supposed strengths and weaknesses.
Tennessee: The sponsor of legislation competing with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's proposal to create a school voucher program has withdrawn her bill. Tennessee legislation that would require schools and other organizations with youth athletic programs to adopt concussion policies is set to be heard today on the House floor.
Illinois: More than 40 Illinois lakes, creeks and ponds are stocked with rainbow trout in anticipation of this season's fishing opener.