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In a photo from Oct. 13, 2014, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder stands next to Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land during a Republican rally in Troy, Mich. Snyder, who is running against Democrat Mark Schauer, says his economic remedies for Michigan including cutting business taxes and state spending, were pragmatic decisions. he said voters understand that sacrifices are necessary to address the state's Rust Belt problems. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis greets supporters before a block-walking session on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Killeen, Texas. A state senator from Fort Worth, Davis is a decided underdog in a fiercely conservative state, but even if she losses, the election may have more name-recognition and future appeal than many other unsuccessful candidates elsewhere in the country. (AP Photo/Will Weissert)
New question in Texas: Can Davis survive defeat?In race for Texas governor, new question is whether Wendy Davis can survive defeat
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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, militants from the Islamic State parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle on a main street in Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic state group has accelerated killings of former policemen and army officers, apparently fearing they might join a potential internal Sunni uprising against its rule. Such killings, including the deadly attack on police Col. Mohammed Hassan and his son in mid October, have accelerated in recent days, as the extremists' opponents - Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes - have made some gains, taking back several towns that the militants had overrun. (AP Photo, File)
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In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, a car burns after being set alight by protesters outside the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime President Blaise Compaore who seeks another term, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Protesters stormed Burkina Faso’s parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president’s rule during his 27 years in power. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)
2nd soldier claims presidency in Burkina Faso2nd Burkina Faso soldier declares he is head of state after protest push president from power
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An election official puts a sticker with the rebel symbol over the Ukrainian national emblem on the ballot box at a polling station in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. On Saturday Nov. 2 supreme council and presidential elections will be held in Donetsk Peoples Republic. The eagle is a symbol of rebels Donetsk Peoples Republic, being placed over the trident national emblem of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Ukraine rebels to hold election, despite criticismUkraine's separatist rebels to hold election in face of broad international criticism
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson celebrates after dunking during the final seconds of overtime in an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Cleveland won 114-108. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
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  • Vigil honors Pulaski County murder victim

    Family members said Wells was also a victim of domestic violence. Her friends hope Monday's vigil will also help those in abusive relationships. WKYT, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 09:21 PM
  • Youth pastor facing sex abuse charge

    Police have charged a youth pastor in Pulaski County with sex abuse involving a juvenile. Eubank Police Chief Colin Hatfield told The Commonwealth Journal that 30-year-old Rex Allen Murphy is charged with first-degree sex abuse, third-degree sodomy and use of a minor in a sexual performance. WHAS11, Tue, Oct 14 2014 @ 05:22 PM
  • LEX 18 Investigates: Former Cop Interviewed By Police In 2011 Homicide

    A former police officer accused of beating two mentally handicapped men in a Somerset group home has been tangled up in a similar police investigation before. According to documents and audio recordings obtained exclusively by LEX 18 Investigates, Brian Doan was the manager of a Garrard County group home where another mentally handicapped man was beaten to death three years ago. WLEX-TV Lexington, Thu, Oct 9 2014 @ 08:28 PM
  • Lake Cumberland enjoyed strong summer

    Tax revenues and tourist spending were up during the summer at Lake Cumberland thanks to water levels that returned to normal after being down for several years. Carolyn Mounce, head of the Somerset-Pulaski Convention Visitors Bureau, says marina operators were happy this season with the lake traffic, The Commonwealth Journal in Somerset reported . WHAS11, Sun, Oct 5 2014 @ 05:34 PM
  • Somerset energy center breaks ground

    A southern Kentucky mayor says a new energy center will create hundreds of jobs for the region and provide a new home for city government. Several hundred turned out for the festive beginning of construction that officials say in about a year and a half will result in a new City Hall, police department, and utilities center. WKYT, Fri, Sep 26 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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    The California city's November election will shed light on whether Democrats can risk the political fallout of cutting a prized union benefit to protect basic city services. While more than a dozen states are fighting the new federal rules to reduce carbon emissions, many officials fear that ignoring them would be far worse. Governing, Fri, Sep 26 2014 @ 02:32 PM
  • 10 cows shot, killed after truck overturns

    Ten cows that escaped from a cattle truck after it overturned before dawn Tuesday while exiting a southern Illinois freeway were shot and killed by police when they became a traffic hazard to other motorists, Illinois State Police said. KMOV-TV Saint Louis, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 01:26 PM
  • Vigil Honors 3 Killed in Ky. Pawn Shop Shootings

    Family and friends held a prayer vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of three people killed inside a central Kentucky pawn shop. The vigil was held Saturday night in Somerset, Kentucky, to honor 35-year-old Michael Hockensmith; his wife, 38-year-old Angela Hockensmith; and 60-year-old gold broker Daniel Smith of Richmond. WBKO-TV Bowling Green, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 05:12 AM
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