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Kentucky: U.S. state
Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Although styled as the "State of Kentucky" in the law creating it,, Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth. Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky split from it and became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.


Kentucky's loss to Evansville ranks as one of the biggest upsets in college hoops history

Evansville's shocking win over blue-blood Kentucky on Tuesday night rates among the biggest non-NCAA tournament upsets ever.
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Thousands of Twitter 'bots' targeted Kentucky with fake news on election night

Thousands of accounts with "bot-like" automated behavior spreading misinformation about the race.
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Rand Paul On GOP Kentucky Governor’s Defeat [Video]Rand Paul On GOP Kentucky Governor’s Defeat

Rand Paul downplayed the implications of his home state of Kentucky apparently electing a Democratic governor earlier this week, declining to attribute incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin’s loss to his..

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Bevin Says Campaign Will Seek Official Recanvass Of Election Results [Video]Bevin Says Campaign Will Seek Official Recanvass Of Election Results

Governor Matt Bevin just lost the election in Kentucky and is casting doubt on the results. The unofficial tally shows he was behind Democrat Andy Beshear by over 5,000 votes. According to Politico,..

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Democrats Win Kentucky And Seize Virginia State Legislature [Video]Democrats Win Kentucky And Seize Virginia State Legislature

Democrats beat a Republican governor backed by President Donald Trump in Kentucky. According to Reuters, Democrats also seized control of the state legislature in Virginia. These wins could be a hint..

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'We're gonna start bringing Kentucky together': Governor-elect [Video]'We're gonna start bringing Kentucky together': Governor-elect

Kentucky Democratic Governor-elect Andy Beshear, who scored a narrow victory over Governor Matt Bevin despite an election-eve rally headlined by President Trump, said on Wednesday that he was going to..

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Kentucky elects first African-American attorney general [Video]Kentucky elects first African-American attorney general

The Republican candidate became the first African-American elected to serve as Kentucky's attorney general.

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Beshear claims victory in Kentucky governor race [Video]Beshear claims victory in Kentucky governor race

Democratic candidate for Governor of Kentucky Andy Beshear claims victory on Tuesday night (November 6), in tight race with Trump-backed Republican Governor Matt Bevin.

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Kentucky Gov. Bevin says not conceding race [Video]Kentucky Gov. Bevin says not conceding race

Andy Beshear is the winner of Kentucky's gubernatorial race, according to Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Tuesday (November 5). But current Governor Matt Bevin says he's not conceding..

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How a tiny aluminum maker won protection [Video]How a tiny aluminum maker won protection

This U.S. plant operated by Century Aluminum on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River is a relative success story in an industry still reeling from global competition. Conway Gittens reports.

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Trump And Pence Plan To Travel To Kentucky To Help Republican Governor Win Election [Video]Trump And Pence Plan To Travel To Kentucky To Help Republican Governor Win Election

The White House will send President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to help the Republican governor of Kentucky. According to Politico, Trump will go to Kentucky to help Gov. Matt Bevin the..

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Rand Paul Tries To Derail Liz Cheney's Senate Ambitions [Video]Rand Paul Tries To Derail Liz Cheney's Senate Ambitions

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) went on the offensive against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as soon as a Senate seat opened up in May. According to Politico, Paul reignited a years-long feud between their families and..

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She posted for help with a quilt. More than 1,000 answered

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, will display the finished product sometime next year
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Close Election in Kentucky Was Ripe for Twitter, and an Omen for 2020

As hyperpartisan activists, trolls and bots spread unfounded claims of voter fraud, a contested governor race is previewing what many fear could happen in the presidential election.
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Senator Tim Scott on “The Takeout” - 11/8/19

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott joins Major to talk about the recent elections in Kentucky and the impeachment hearings against President Trump, on this week’s episode of “The Takeout..
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How Many Lines Can a Politician Cross? Kentucky Governor Is a Cautionary Tale

Even with President Trump’s support, Matt Bevin’s poor showing in Kentucky served notice that unpopular candidates from a dominant party can struggle to survive.
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Kentucky Gov. Bevin seeks vote recanvass

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin asked Wednesday for a recanvass of Kentucky election results that showed him more than 5,000 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear, who discounted the challenge and began..
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Republicans Claim Trump Closed a 17-Point Gap in Kentucky. That’s Not Quite What Happened.

Public and internal Republican Party polls suggested the race had been extremely close before President Trump arrived.
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What do last night's election results mean for 2020?

As Democrats celebrate election victories in Kentucky and Virginia, what do these outcomes mean for the 2020 election? Democratic strategist Joel Payne and Republican strategist Joseph Pinion joined..
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Matt Bevin claims "significant irregularities" as grounds for recanvass request

After his Democratic opponent claimed victory, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin formally requested a recanvass, which is different from a recount but allows voting receipts to be reprinted and checked. The..
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Kentucky Governor Could Challenge Election Before State Legislature

Trailing Andy Beshear by about 5,000 votes, Gov. Matt Bevin is calling for a recanvass of ballots next week. A showdown between lawmakers could follow.
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AP Top Stories November 6 P

Here are the top stories for Wednesday, Nov. 6th: House Democrats announce public hearings in impeachment probe; Bevin seeks recanvass in Kentucky governor's race; Protesters clash with security forces..
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Matt Bevin's "Trumpy" style didn't work in Kentucky race

"A Republican incumbent in this state shouldn't have had this much trouble," Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Bill Estep said
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Democrats celebrate significant election victories in Kentucky and Virginia

Democrats are claiming election victories in Kentucky and Virginia. Larry Sabato, director of University of Virginia's Center for Politics, joins CBSN with more on the results from the two states.
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Beshear vs. Bevin: Kentucky governor's race could be decided by state legislature

After Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede to Andy Beshear, Senate President Robert Stivers said the legislature may get the final say.
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Pro-abortion rights activists claim major victories in Kentucky and Virginia

Kentucky is one of the most hostile states toward abortion access and passed a so-called "heartbeat" ban earlier this year.
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Full interview: Mitch McConnell, January 8

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, discusses Republican plans to repeal Obamacare and what he thinks the U.S. should do in terms of retaliation for Russian interference in the presidential election. The..
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McConnell predicts Trump's hope of better U.S.-Russia relationship will be "dashed"

Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says he accepts what the intelligence community unanimously agreed to: that Russia was trying to affect the election.
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McConnell says Obamacare will be "rapidly" replaced after it's repealed

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says the first step to repeal Obamacare will be taken in the Senate by the end of the week, and that "no action is not an option."
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McConnell optimistic that national security team will be in place "on Day 1"

"If you've got a brand new administration coming into office, you want to have, at the very least, a national security team in place on Day 1, and I'm hopeful and optimistic that that will be the case..
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Rand Paul says Senate conservatives "not going to vote for" new health bill

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, says the House Republicans' healthcare bill will not pass through the Senate. "If we get what we got from Ryan - Obamacare light - he will not get the votes."
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Sen. Rand Paul says conservative Republicans will realize the new Senate health care bill "is not repeal"

Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, shares why he opposes the new version of the Senate health care bill with Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson.
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Kentucky and Virginia Democrats Push New Agendas After Election

Andy Beshear, who leads in the Kentucky governor’s race, vowed to increase funding for public education and health care, while Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia said he would push for gun control...
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Democrat Andy Beshear says it's time to move forward after Kentucky governor's election

Gov. Matt Bevin isn't conceding. But Democratic Andy Beshear, who claimed victory in Kentucky's tight governor's election Tuesday, is moving forward with a transition. Beshear took questions from..
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Election results' impact on abortion rights in Virginia and Kentucky

Democrats have claimed victory in key races in Virginia and Kentucky after Tuesday's elections. It may also be a win for abortion rights activists. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joined CBSN to discuss..
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Andy Beshear claims victory in Kentucky governor's race, but Matt Bevin won't concede

Kentucky's Republican Governor Matt Bevin is refusing to concede after results show Democratic candidate Andy Beshear won the election by a narrow margin. Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Bill Estep..
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Watch live: Andy Beshear speaks after declaring victory in Kentucky

Current Gov. Matt Bevin says he isn't conceding
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Eye Opener at 8: Democrats declare victory in Kentucky

A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
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Democrats declare victory in Kentucky, take Virginia legislature

Democrats are claiming a significant election day prize in Kentucky. State Attorney General Andy Beshear says he defeated Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. The race is officially too close to call, but..
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Eye Opener: New details emerge from the massacre in Mexico

A heavily armed person possibly connected to the murder of nine Americans in Mexico has been detained. Also, Democrats declare victory in the Kentucky governor's race and win control of Virginia's..
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Donald Trump to rally for GOP gubernatorial candidate in Louisiana after elections in Kentucky, Mississippi

President Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail, urging voters in deep red states in the South to vote for Republican candidates for governor.
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Trump impeachment inquiry, chilly autumn weather, Kentucky gubernatorial race: 5 things to know Wednesday

Rick Perry to testify in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into Trump, millions will feel chilly weather and more things to start your Wednesday right.
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Daniel Cameron Becomes First Black Attorney General Elected in Kentucky

Once a legal counsel for Senator Mitch McConnell, he became the first Republican to be elected to the office in more than 70 years.
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Kentucky Gov. race: Too close to call, Dem leads

The hotly contested governor's race in Kentucky was too close to call early Wednesday, with Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear holding a narrow lead - and declaring victory. Republican Gov. Matt..
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A Bevin-Beshear recount? Here's what could happen in the Kentucky governor's race

After one of the wildest finishes to a gubernatorial election in Kentucky history, Andy Beshear declared victory and Gov. Matt Bevin wouldn't' concede. What now?
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Election takeaways: What we learned from Kentucky, Virginia, and Mississippi

Democrats appear to have won the Kentucky governor's race but Trump's allies said a flawed GOP candidate - not the president - was to blame for the poor showing.
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Democrat Andy Beshear addresses supporters as he holds narrow lead in Kentucky governor race

Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades Tuesday while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a..
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Democrats Win Big in Virginia and Hold Slim Lead in Kentucky Governor’s Election

With backing from Kentucky’s urban centers, the Democratic candidate, Andy Beshear, had an edge over Gov. Matt Bevin, the Republican.
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Democrat Andy Beshear and incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin face off in Kentucky

Incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin and Democrat Andy Beshear are deadlocked in the polls as Kentuckians cast their ballots on Election Day. Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Daniel Desrochers..
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Democrats could gain control in Virginia state legislature

Voters will soon decide the outcome of key elections in Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi. In the Virginia state Senate and House, all of the seats are up for re-election. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Sen. Paul says the FBI should stay out of politics

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the Russia probes and the upcoming hearing to confirm Mike Pompeo as the secretary of state.
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Live coverage: What do the 2019 elections signal about Trump and the national mood?

Elections in Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia might offer a glimpse into how voters are feeling ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
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Mitch McConnell: Senate won't be "intimidated" by "mob-like tactics" of anti-Kavanaugh protesters

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tells John Dickerson why he thinks tactical errors made by Democrats in the Kavanaugh confirmation battle will help Republican candidates in the..
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Paul on Khashoggi murder: "The evidence is overwhelming that the Crown Prince was involved"

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, discusses how the murder of Jamal Khashoggi will affect the US relationship with Saudi Arabia with moderator Margaret Brennan.
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Elections held in states across the country today

Kentucky, Mississippi, Virginia and New Jersey are all holding elections today. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joined CBSN with more on these races and the latest in campaign 2020.
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Rand Paul defends troop withdrawal in Syria, Afghanistan: "Can the people who live there not do anything?"

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss General James Mattis' resignation and President Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria.
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Tight Kentucky and Mississippi Governors’ Races as Trump Takes Stage

Two Republican candidates facing tough competition are hopeful that recent rallies by the president will prove decisive.
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Trump Takes Center Stage in Tight Kentucky, Mississippi Governors’ Races

Two Republican candidates facing tough competition are hopeful that recent rallies by the president will prove decisive.
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Election Day 2019: Which Races to Watch and What Time Polls Close

Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi have major races that will signal the intensity of Republican support for President Trump and the degree of Democratic strength in the suburbs.
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Trump looking to give last minute boost to KY Gov.

President Donald Trump traveled to Kentucky Monday night to rally support for Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who is trying to win a second term in office on Tuesday. Democrats and the impeachment..
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