Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning, an imposing Hall of Fame pitcher and a cantankerous, resolutely conservative U.S. Senator from Kentucky, died Friday at age 85.

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Former Kentucky U.S. Senator, Representative and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning has died at the age of 85. 

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The family of former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning says he suffered a stroke this week but is out of intensive care. Bunning was stricken Tuesday at his home in Southgate. 

Afternoon Round-Up 4/26/12

Apr 26, 2012
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Today on NPR: It's been 20 years since Los Angeles erupted in riots after the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. The city has seen a lot of changes since then, but the police department has undergone an outright transformation.

Around the Commonwealth:

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Calling it the lesser of two evils, former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning surprised political observers when he said he regreted endorsing Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in the 2010 Senate race.

The surly baseball Hall of Famer recently gave a nod to state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington to succeed retiring Congressman Geoff Davis, but indicated he’s been more tepid since backing Paul two years ago.

From Cincinnati Inquirer (h/t FatLip):