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A Tennessee lawmaker is stalling a transgender bathroom bill for a week or two amid recent federal actions.

The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationwide, a new report finds.

The report by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports legalized abortion, puts the rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (ages 15-44) in 2014. That's the lowest recorded rate since the Roe decision in 1973. The abortion rate has been declining for decades — down from a peak of 29.3 in 1980 and 1981.

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The state House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound on women seeking abortions and provide a detailed description of the unborn fetus. It’s the first bill to pass out of the newly Republican chamber.

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Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul reaffirmed his support for his party’s nominee for president. Paul said ‘yes’ when asked if he supported Donald Trump at a campaign rally this week at Murray State University. Nearly 200 students filled the room to hear Paul address issues of racial injustice, gun control and foreign policy.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says lawyers for the couples who sued to be issued marriage licenses in Rowan County are seeking to recover more than $233,000 in legal fees and costs.

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Kentucky’s restrictions on women seeking abortions and providers could be challenged now that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas abortion law for putting an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to the procedure.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear has joined a group of 21 states filing a complaint that could secure $3 million for the commonwealth. The dispute is over unclaimed "official checks" issued by MoneyGram sold in Kentucky. 

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The refusal by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and other Republican leaders in the chamber to conduct hearings on President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court was the focus of this month’s Louisville Forum discussion. 

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Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has become the first Republican senator to break with party leaders and call for a vote on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick. Kirk said Friday on Chicago radio station WLS that the Senate should "man up and cast a vote."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed again Wednesday to block President Obama's Supreme Court nomination, saying the American people should have a "voice" in the process.

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