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Losing your nest egg is apparently hazardous to your health — very hazardous.

An analysis involving more than 8,000 Americans found that those who suffered a "negative wealth shock" — defined as losing at least 75 percent of their wealth in two years — faced a 50 percent increased risk of dying over the next two decades.

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A 35-year-old male inmate in the Weakley County Jail died Monday morning after a seizure. 

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The Cadiz Rotary Club is auctioning off a chance to blow up the old Lake Barkley Bridge during a radio auction. The opportunity comes after Governor Matt Bevin auctioned the demolition of the Capital Plaza Tower.

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A national campaign that aims to unite disenfranchised populations across the U.S. held events in Kentucky and West Virginia late last week.  Meetings are part of a two-month tour designed to highlight social inequity, and build on a movement begun 50 years ago by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mary Meehan | Ohio Valley ReSource

The Ohio Valley’s opioid crisis has given rise to a new health threat: the region now has some of the nation’s highest risk areas for outbreaks of needle-borne disease such as HIV.

Health experts say a needle exchange is a good defense, but exchange programs face public opposition. That was the case in Bourbon County, Kentucky, where local officials had twice rejected the idea. As part of the Ohio Valley ReSource series “Rural Risk,” Mary Meehan visited the county as people again considered a needle exchange.   

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   New research suggests drivers are as impaired as they are by cellular usage as they would be after spending a night out at the bar. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss why driving distractedly is just as dangerous as driving drunk. 

Multiple companies say they're pulling their advertisements from conservative Fox News host Laura Ingraham's show after she sent a tweet mocking Parkland shooting survivor and gun-control activist David Hogg.

Nestle US, Hulu and Nutrish confirmed on Twitter that they are removing advertising from Ingraham's show. Media reports say TripAdvisor, Expedia, Wayfair and Johnson & Johnson are pulling their support as well.

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The leader of a Bowling Green-based refugee resettlement agency says his group is on pace to relocate less than half the number of refugees it was supposed to receive this fiscal year.

Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET

Friends and family converged at a Sacramento, Calif. church Thursday for Stephon Clark's funeral. The city has experienced nearly two weeks of continuous unrest after the shooting of the 22-year-old Clark, an unarmed black man, by two police officers.

Dozens were unable to get in and waited outside during the services.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg attended the services. Rev. Al Sharpton spoke as did the family.

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A 29-year-old eastern Kentucky man was killed Wednesday in a coal mining accident in Harlan County.  Hubert Grubbs suffered fatal injuries in a conveyer belt accident at a Panther Mine in Cumberland.

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