The Morning Cram [smooth operator edition]

May 14, 2013

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From NPR: The Associated Press is protesting what it calls a massive and unprecedented intrusion into its news gathering. The target of that wrath is the U.S. Justice Department, which secretly collected phone records for several AP reporters last year.

Kentucky: The Kentucky Congressional delegation is giving Department of Energy leaders until June 14th to develop a long-term plan for the future of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to reveal what caused a cargo ship to slam into the Eggner's Ferry Bridge near Aurora in January 2012.

Tennessee: The University of Tennessee at Martin’ rodeo program has received a $100,000 donation to fund scholarships for the state's only college rodeo.

Illinois: U.S. farmers are making the most of a respite from what has been a wet spring to get their corn crops planted. Illinois is expected to receive more than $12 million in a settlement with a pharmaceutical company accused of selling diluted drugs.