Local News
11:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Byline Today: Rand Paul's Plagiarism Troubles, Hugh Haynie Exhibition and College Hoops

This week, Rand Paul addressed the plagiarism found in his speeches and writing, the Frazier History Museum prepared an exhibition showcasing the work of the late editorial cartoonist Hugh Haynie and the sports world's eyes turned toward the new college basketball season.

We'll talk about these stories and more this afternoon on Byline.

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Local News
9:04 am
Fri November 8, 2013

5 Years of Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats AP Poll Rankings, in 1 Chart

Louisville Cardinals fans celebrating the 2013 men's college basketball national championship.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

College basketball in Kentucky has been anything but boring the past five seasons. The Louisville Cardinals men's team won the national championship in April; the Kentucky Wildcats won it the season before.  Each has spent time ranked No. 1; each has at times left fans disappointed.

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It's All Politics
6:23 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Why Chris Christie's Popularity May Tear His Party Apart

Gov. Chris Christie visits with students at Jose Marti Freshman Academy in Union City, N.J., on Wednesday.
Rich Schultz AP

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 5:11 pm

Chris Christie has become a national phenomenon.

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Politics
6:21 am
Fri November 8, 2013

How Kennedy's Assassination Changed The Secret Service

The limousine carrying President John F. Kennedy races toward the hospital after he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, with Secret Service agent Clint Hill riding on the back.
Justin Newman AP

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 10:45 am

Nov. 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, a moment that left an indelible mark on those who remember it.

It also permanently changed the agency charged with protecting the president — the U.S. Secret Service.

Looking back at the images of Kennedy, first lady Jackie Kennedy, Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife waving as they rode through the streets of Dallas in an open Lincoln, it all looks terribly innocent and naive.

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Local News
6:13 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Legendary Louisville Cartoonist Hugh Haynie, Through His Son's Eyes

Hugh Haynie (used with permission)

Judge Smith Haynie has had a long day. He's tired from his work in the courtroom. But when he leaves the bench and heads to a museum showcase of his late father Hugh Haynie's editorial cartoons, he can't keep still.

"You want two famous cartoons?" he asks me as he bounds across a room in the Frazier History Museum. He's pointing at a pair of framed cartoons that comment on the U.S. space program of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He singles out one, which he calls "Moon Rocks."

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The Two-Way
9:16 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Obama Apologizes To Those Who Lost Health Plans

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 8:20 pm

"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," President Obama said Thursday, speaking about Americans who will lose their current health insurance plans.

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Environment
4:13 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

'Breathless and Burdened' Series Details Challenges Faced by Coal Miners Filing Black Lung Claims

A miner at the black lung laboratory in the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, West Virginia, is having his lung capacity tested to determine whether he has the disease in 1970.
Jack Corn Environmental Protection Agency

For coal miners who believe they have debilitating black lung disease, filing a claim is a lengthy process. It’s one that’s also often futile. Only about 14 percent of claims led to an award during the 2012 fiscal year, and after appeals, that number is likely even lower.

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Education
4:04 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Kentucky Remains Above National Average In Reading While Including More Special Needs Students

Kentucky has posted above average reading results, again, in the latest release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress—also known as the Nation’s Report Card—and this year, education officials are celebrating the inclusion of more special needs students than ever before.

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Politics
3:48 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Filing Deadline Set for 2014 Kentucky Elections

Credit Creative Commons

Early election filings for 2014 elections have begun.

The Kentucky Secretary of State's office has announced that candidates wishing to run for office in 2014 will be able to file their candidacy through Jan. 28.

"My office is accepting filing papers for candidates from across the Commonwealth," said Alison Lundergan Grimes, the secretary of state, in a statement. "We oversee the candidate filings for more than 300 offices that are on Kentucky ballots next year."

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Politics
3:21 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Congressman John Yarmuth Urges Speaker Boehner to Allow Gay Rights Vote

Credit Laura Ellis

Saying individuals deserve workplace protections regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth is urging Republican Speaker John Boehner to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act up for an immediate House vote.

The push comes after the Senate passed the measure by a 64-32 margin on Thursday with nearly a dozen GOP lawmakers joining Democrats.

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