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A Calloway County reverend is calling on communities to come together after the Las Vegas shooting Sunday night.

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  When health care and law enforcement officials met recently at a health policy forum in Lexington, Kentucky, to share ideas about the opioid crisis, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear listed some groups that have benefited from money won in a 2015 settlement with Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin.

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Hearts are broken in the small town of Big Sandy, Tennessee. The rural community is mourning the loss of Sonny Melton. One of their own, he was the first named victim in the Las Vegas massacre, fatally wounded while protecting his wife Heather, who survived. Residents gathered around a gazebo in the town center Monday night to pray for Sonny's family and other victims and to set an example for how communities should respond to tragedy. 

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Big Sandy First Baptist Church is holding two prayer services for Sonny Melton, one of 58 killed in the Las Vegas shooting.

Research that helped discover the clocks running in every cell in our bodies earned three scientists a Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday.

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Although most people would consider themselves a Good Samaritan, psychological and social research shows otherwise. Tracy Ross speaks with MSU professor, Dr. Michael Bordieri, on Sounds Good about the psychology of being helpful -- and why we don't do it as much as we might think. 

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  The Hopkinsville-Christian County League Of Women Voters held a forum this week with health care experts from different backgrounds to tackle why health costs are rising in the U.S.

After racial slurs were scrawled outside black students' doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy's preparatory school, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria gathered all 4,000 cadets in a hall Thursday so they could hear one message: Treat people with dignity and respect — or get out.

After an outcry from advisers to the U.S. Census Bureau, the federal agency is no longer considering a proposal to remove a question about sexual orientation from a marketing survey for the 2020 Census.

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Millions of people in Puerto Rico need fuel, water, food and medicine. More than a week after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, major infrastructure is still down. Stores have trouble filling their shelves. Families are running low on the supplies they stockpiled before the storm, and across the island, many residents say they haven't seen any aid deliveries.

Meanwhile, at the port in San Juan, row after row of refrigerated shipping containers sit humming. They've been there for days, goods locked away inside.

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