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The Homeless Council of the Ohio Valley is making it easier for those who need emergency shelter during the winter months to get to the right place. 

When you feel like everyone around you is having more fun and spending more time with friends, it can make you feel bad about yourself — even if it's not true.

But according to Ashley Whillans, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School who studies how our view of the world affects our view of ourselves, this perception can challenge us to become more social and make more friends.

Steve Crawford

It's not unheard of for someone to become famous AFTER they die; think Emily Dickinson, Vincent Van Gogh, or Franz Kafka.  But unlike these artistic lights, Charles Atkins achieved his notoriety by just hanging around.  

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The U.S. Supreme Court's newest member will speak at the University of Louisville next week.

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A team of 10 Kentucky public health nurses and two staff members are deploying to Florida to assist Hurricane Irma victims. 

Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference

United Methodists in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky have come together to collect cleaning kits for hurricane survivors in Texas and Louisiana. The Memphis Conference collected nearly 2,500 buckets in Jackson, Tennessee, containing sponges, laundry detergent, trash bags and other items.

Anne Blessing grew up in a classic antebellum house with double-decker porches and gorgeous brickwork, just steps from Charleston Harbor. For years, the home in Charleston, S.C., had been a stop on a popular historic home tour.

"Normally, people want to see the fancier parts of the house," Blessing said. "You know, where in Colonial times they would have taken people upstairs to the nicer parlor; the dining room, of course, with the beautiful wood and all the molding."

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Illinois State Police say there was a steep drop in fatal traffic crashes over the Labor Day weekend this year compared with last year.

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On the day after Mayor Jim Gray announced a "conditional yes" by the Lexington Cemetery Board to accept two Confederate statues, urban county council members offered their reactions. All their public remarks Tuesday indicated satisfaction for how the matter is being handled.

Back in 2011, Naruto was just an anonymous macaque in the jungles of Indonesia. On one particular day, however, the photogenic primate happened upon a wildlife photographer's camera and snapped a "monkey selfie."

Whether the act was intentional or a quite-too-literal instance of monkeying around, only the grinning primate knows for certain. But it raised a complicated question: Who owns the images Naruto took, the monkey or the man?

It also started a years-long saga in which the U.S. Copyright Office and even Wikipedia weighed in.

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