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Republican incumbents Mitch McConnell, Thomas Massie, Hal Rogers, Andy Barr and Brett Guthrie have won their party’s nominations in Kentucky. But many races were left in suspense Tuesday night and won’t be resolved for days after an unprecedented primary election in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 


Amy McGrath was the first woman to fly an F/A-18 fighter jet in combat. She flew 89 missions during her 20-year military career, worked as a foreign affairs adviser in Congress, then worked in the Pentagon and finally became a Naval Academy instructor.


As the country struggled with another round of mass shootings last summer, a group gathered on the steps of the federal courthouse in Louisville calling for Mitch McConnell to pass some sort of gun control legislation.

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  Mitch McConnell has been in the Senate since 1985, but this is the first year he will be running for reelection while holding the title of majority leader — the powerful position that allows him to set the agenda of the Senate but also makes him a lightning rod for opposition.

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  Kentucky’s 2020 Senate race will be one of the most closely watched in the nation because of who currently holds the seat: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been in office since 1985.

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The morning after Louisville restaurateur David McAtee was shot and killed by National Guard member, his body laid outside, for almost 14 hours, while police investigated.

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Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath has filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit demanding more in-person polling locations in Kentucky’s most populous counties.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has asked the Congressional Black Caucus to lead the process of drafting a legislative response to the protests that have swept the country following the death of George Floyd.

House Democrats are sorting through dozens of proposals to address policing issues, including excessive use of force and racial profiling.

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Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator is suggesting there may be a fifth coronavirus relief bill, but it won’t happen anytime soon. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate is in wait-and-see mode as it reviews the approximately $3 trillion already spent by Congress.That bill, known as the CARES Act, has had an $11 billion impact on the commonwealth, including 45,000 loans under the Payroll Protection Program.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is stressing the importance of wearing masks in public as the nation's economy reopens.