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Historic Kentucky floods claim at least 25 lives
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Historic Kentucky floods claim at least 25 lives

Record flash flooding has swamped entire Appalachian towns over the past several days. Some areas reported receiving more than eight inches (20 centimeters) of rain in a 24-hour period

Watch: Mysterious pale figure caught on CCTV footage; paranormal enthusiasts debate over clip
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Watch: Mysterious pale figure caught on CCTV footage; paranormal enthusiasts debate over clip

Since being shared, the clip has amassed more than 5,38,000 views as well as several comments on the microblogging site. The video has left Twitter users stumped. People around the world have been discussing what the white figure could be and how it appeared in the garden

Tornadoes in US' Midwest and South leave dozens dead; is climate change to blame?
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Tornadoes in US' Midwest and South leave dozens dead; is climate change to blame?

Warm weather was a crucial ingredient in this tornado outbreak, but whether climate change is a factor is not quite as clear, meteorologists said.

At least 50 feared dead as tornadoes, storms strike US; roof collapse at Amazon
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At least 50 feared dead as tornadoes, storms strike US; roof collapse at Amazon

Many counties in Kentucky were devastated, with the strongest tornado tearing 200 miles through the state, governor Andy Beshear said

In a new initiative by Gannett, people with opposing political views come together to find common ground
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In a new initiative by Gannett, people with opposing political views come together to find common ground

The idea in these polarizing times is that if enough people start talking, they’ll find common ground or at least realize that they don’t need to be in warring camps because they vote for different people, said Mizell Stewart, Gannett’s vice president of news performance, talent and partnerships.

Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans take a backseat, as COVID-19 restrictions shutter public spaces
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Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans take a backseat, as COVID-19 restrictions shutter public spaces

Coronavirus-related restrictions in New Orleans included cancelled parades, closed bars and a near shutdown of rowdy Bourbon Street.

US Election 2020 Kentucky profile: How state voted in 2016, demographics and more
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US Election 2020 Kentucky profile: How state voted in 2016, demographics and more

Kentucky is a southeastern state bounded by the Ohio River in the north and the Appalachian Mountains in the east

Louisville Police arrests 24 protesting against jury decision to not indict officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death
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Louisville Police arrests 24 protesting against jury decision to not indict officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death

Authorities alleged that protesters broke windows at a restaurant, damaged city buses, tried to set a fire and threw a flare into the street

Venus Williams to join sister Serena at inaugural Top Seed Open in Kentucky
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Venus Williams to join sister Serena at inaugural Top Seed Open in Kentucky

The event’s organisers said last week Serena would return to the court for the first time since the novel coronavirus shutdown when she competes at the tournament, which begins on 10 August

Serena Williams set to return to action at new hard-court tournament in Kentucky next month
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Serena Williams set to return to action at new hard-court tournament in Kentucky next month

Serena Williams already has said she will enter the next scheduled Grand Slam tournament, the US Open, which is supposed to begin in New York on 3 August.

One dead after man opens fire in Kentucky park at epicentre of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd protests
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One dead after man opens fire in Kentucky park at epicentre of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd protests

Video posted on social media appeared to show a man opening fire into the park in Louisville, Kentucky as people scrambled for cover. The footage later showed at least one person bleeding profusely on the ground

Republicans block subpoenas for new proof as US Senate debates norms of trial on Day One; moderates force last-minute reversal in pro-Trump rules
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Republicans block subpoenas for new proof as US Senate debates norms of trial on Day One; moderates force last-minute reversal in pro-Trump rules

A divided Senate began the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Tuesday in utter acrimony, as Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts to subpoena witnesses and documents related to Ukraine

Donald Trump bet big on the Kentucky and Lousiana elections: Here's why he lost
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Donald Trump bet big on the Kentucky and Lousiana elections: Here's why he lost

When President Donald Trump showed up in Louisiana for the third time in just over a month to try to help Republicans win the governor's race, he veered off script and got to the heart of why he was staging such an unusual political intervention

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries ordered to pay $572 million for fuelling opioid crisis in Oklahoma
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Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries ordered to pay $572 million for fuelling opioid crisis in Oklahoma

An Oklahoma judge found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay 572 million dollars

Polar vortex makes US cities colder than South Pole; 22 states record sub zero temperatures, whiteout conditions
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Polar vortex makes US cities colder than South Pole; 22 states record sub zero temperatures, whiteout conditions

At least 22 states recorded sub-zero temperatures Wednesday and 139 million people in the U.S. who were under a wind chill advisory or wind chill warning as of midday Wednesday, according to information from the National Weather Service.

Donald Trump appoints Indian-American Neil Chatterjee to head Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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Donald Trump appoints Indian-American Neil Chatterjee to head Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Chatterjee was nominated to the FERC by President Trump in May 2017 and confirmed by the US Senate in August 2017.

Kentucky limestone will be used for a new 21-acre oyster reef off Texas
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Kentucky limestone will be used for a new 21-acre oyster reef off Texas

Hurricane Ike in 2008 battered the area's oyster reefs and devastated the local oyster industry.

US Congress passes spending bill to end government shutdown; Donald Trump expected to sign measure into law
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US Congress passes spending bill to end government shutdown; Donald Trump expected to sign measure into law

US House of Representatives joined Senate in approving a bill to end an overnight federal shutdown, averting a serious interruption of the govt’s business.

US Senate passes spending bill to end government shutdown; House of Representatives to vote next
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US Senate passes spending bill to end government shutdown; House of Representatives to vote next

The US Senate passed a critical stopgap spending bill early Friday after an hours-long delay forced Congress to miss a midnight deadline and sent the government tumbling into a shutdown.

15-year-old opens fire at a high school in Kentucky: 2 killed, 19 injured in nation's first fatal school shooting of 2018
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15-year-old opens fire at a high school in Kentucky: 2 killed, 19 injured in nation's first fatal school shooting of 2018

A 15-year-old student opened fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school this morning, killing two of his classmates and injuring 19.