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Hacks, Security Gaps And Oligarchs: The Business Of Voting Comes Under Scrutiny

It's been a tough couple of years for the business of voting. There's the state that discovered a Russian oligarch now finances the company that hosts its voting data. Then there's the company that manufactures and services voter registration software in eight states that found itself hacked by Russian operatives leading up to the 2016 presidential election. And then there's the largest voting machine company in the country, which initially denied and then admitted it had installed software...

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When people are crossing a U.S. border, they expect to be asked about their citizenship. But not when they're driving up the East Coast.

U.S. Border Patrol agents are boarding buses from private lines like Greyhound and Concord Coach within 100 miles of a U.S. border, asking passengers if they're American citizens. It turns out agents are empowered to do this through a little-known law called the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. There are more and more reports of officers stopping cars and buses.

Florence may have concluded its crawl over the Carolinas, but officials are warning residents not to let the fairer weather deceive them. For days, the storm dumped relentless rain — in some places about 3 feet — and as all that water continues to make its way downstream, rivers keep on rising.

The storm's death toll ticked up to 41 people on Thursday; 31 people in North Carolina alone, which entered its 13th day under a state of emergency.

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Murray State University’s Vice President of University Advancement is a finalist for the VP for Marketing and Communications position at Utah State University. 

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The University of Kentucky will use a $4 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense and Office of Naval Research to better determine optimal physical and mental fitness of elite military members.

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In a comprehensive new report on the opioid crisis, the U.S. surgeon general writes that stigma remains a major barrier to treatment and urges a more supportive approach to those in need.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams wrote in his Spotlight on Opioids report that stigma has prevented people with opioid use disorders from seeking treatment.

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Paducah Economic Development Board has named Glen Anderson as their interim president. The announcement follows the departure of Scott Darnell earlier this month.

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Thursday Update: Murray State University officials say 26-year-old MSU student Reyon Nathan Williams is charged with first-degree rape and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. Williams was placed under a $100,000 bond and is lodged in the Calloway County Jail. Murray State Police are working with other law enforcement partners to process evidence in this case. 

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A Barren County man has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Horse Cave and its police department. 

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Robert Penn Warren's groundbreaking novel of politics, power, and corruption, All the King's Men, is the centerpiece of public discussions around the state as part of a joint project between Kentucky Humanities and University Press of Kentucky. Constance Alexander and Dr. Drew Thompson visit Sounds Good to discuss the Paducah discussion and the upcoming Murray event.

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The company that’s planning to build an aluminum mill in northeastern Kentucky is seeking new investors to help it complete construction of the massive project.

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How To Help Those Affected By Hurricane Florence

Floodwaters keep rising in the Carolinas as post-Tropical Storm Florence continues to dump rain on the region. The dangerous storm has already left more than 30 dead and displaced thousands of others, leaving them without electricity or shelter. In the aftermath of Florence, North and South Carolina officials are encouraging people to volunteer or donate if they can. Here's a guide to how to help. Why give cash Cash is king after a disaster, says Julia Brooks, a researcher with the Harvard...

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The New DARE: Schools Aim To Stop Next Generation Of Opioid Crisis

New data from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health show a rare bright spot amid the opioid crisis. Fewer high schoolers in the region appear to be using opioids.

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