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UPDATE: President Donald Trump will not be coming to Kentucky this weekend, despite earlier reports saying he would.

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer gave an impassioned speech in support of immigrants and refugees at a public rally Monday night, drawing cheers from an estimated 5,000 attendees with his plea to “treat everybody like you want to be treated.”

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Several dozen protesters have gathered at Louisville International Airport, chanting "no hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here" in opposition to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. 

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Members of the Louisville Tea Party are excited after Republican victories up and down the ticket on Election Day. But they also expressed a need for vigilance to make sure elected officials follow through on campaign promises.

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A video that was taken earlier this week at a Donald Trump rally in Louisville quickly went viral. In it, a young African-American woman is seen being pushed and yelled at by a group of white men. The woman is Shiya Nwanguma. She talked to Jaison Gardner and Kaila Story, hosts of member station WFPL’s race and gender talk show Strange Fruit, about why she went to the rally and how the events unfolded.

Update at 7:21 p.m. ET. Jobs to be lost in deal:

Baseball's most iconic bat has a new owner. Monday, Hillerich & Bradsby Co., which owns Louisville Slugger, announced the brand would be acquired by Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million in cash. The move means that Wilson, maker of Major League Baseball's official glove, will soon own the maker of MLB's official bat.

Jacob Ryan of NPR member station WFPL reports that some jobs will be lost in the acquisition:

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Another bourbon distillery will be constructed in downtown Louisville.

The makers of Angel’s Envy bourbon announced Tuesday that they’ll build a distillery and visitors’ center in the long-vacant complex across from Louisville Slugger Field. The $12 million investment is expected to create 40 new jobs. 

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By Joseph Lord

Update: At least two contract workers will be transported to a hospital Wednesday after a fire near the wreckage site of the train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County, said a spokeswoman for Louisville-Jefferson County EMA/MetroSafe.

The fire did not happen in the wrecked cars that contain dangerous materials, said Jody Duncan, the MetroSafe spokeswoman. It's unclear whether the workers were injured, and unknown how serious any injuries may be.