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2 hrs ago | CNN

The rise of college 'study drugs'

Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, ADHD, Health, Ritalin, Methylphenidate (generic), Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Drug Enforcement Administration

3 hrs ago | WLEX-TV Lexington

Noon Weather Update, April 16

University of Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow will be transferring from UK. According to several tweets on Kentucky Athletics' account Wednesday morning,... A Wayne County pastor has pled guilty to 13 counts of 1st Degree Sexual Abuse of a victim under 12 years old.... BRUSSELS - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern ... (more)

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Related Topix: Kentucky, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News

7 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Four-star recruit Walker backs out of UK commitment

Marcus Walker, a four-star defensive back in the class of 2015, backed out of his commitment to Kentucky on Wednesday but says he still has UK No.

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Related Topix: Lake Wales, FL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Foreign Affairs

Viva el Populismo?

CYNTHIA J. ARNSON is director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Hugo Chavez

Lexington Herald-Leader

University of Kentucky junior receives $30,000 Truman Scholarship

A University of Kentucky student has been given a prestigious national scholarship that will help pay for graduate study in public service.

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Related Topix: Kentucky

Lexington Herald-Leader

Mayor Gray says it's too early to predict how lack of funding will affect Rupp project

Designs released February 10, 2014 show the renovations of Rupp Arena and the Lexington Convention Center.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Steve Beshear, Lexington, KY

Salon

O'Reilly's racial fear-mongering: How a dangerous, tired shtick got worse

He hectors a basketball coach about the horrors of players raised on "hip-hop stuff."

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Silicon Alley Insider

NCAA Approves Unlimited Meals For Student-Athletes Following Complaints

Shabazz Napier of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas The ranks of hungry students at US universities won't include elite athletes anymore, now that the NCAA has approved unlimited meals and snacks for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arlington, TX, University of Connecticut

Business Journal

UMass Memorial confirms job cuts to come as turnaround continues

UMass Memorial Health Care Inc. said Wednesday it is in the midst of cutting 103 full-time equivalent employees as part of a broader overhaul to boost its operations and rebound from a $55 million operating loss recorded in fiscal 2013.

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Forbes.com

SAPVoice: Student Debt Runs Scared Thanks To Cutting Edge Tech

Here's a scary stat: There is somewhere between $902 billion and $1 trillion in total outstanding student loan debt, according to the American Student Association.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY

Cadiz Record

Cadiz native, UK Landscape Architecture student earns ASLA award

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment student Lloyd A. Bridges, Jr. received the 2014 ASLA Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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Related Topix: Cadiz, KY, Louisville, KY

State Journal

Road plan may be cause for special session

The biennial road construction plan remained unfinished when lawmakers adjourned Monday, but there's hope that the General Assembly can still reach a compromise and avoid a special session.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Steve Beshear, Prestonsburg, KY

Cadiz Record

Dr. David Scott Freeman

Funeral services for Dr. David Scott Freeman, 44, of Hopkinsville, a native of Cadiz, were held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at New Work Fellowship in Hopkinsville.

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Related Topix: Hopkinsville, KY, Cadiz, KY, Pop/Rock, The Revs, Trigg County, KY

Tue Apr 15, 2014

BleacherReport

Jared Lorenzen Cracks Joke About NCAA's New Unlimited Meals and Snacks Policy

Former University of Kentucky signal-caller Jared Lorenzen earned the nickname "Hefty Lefty" during his playing days for his enormous size, especially for a quarterback.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington police have few clues in shooting of teen

Police said someone dropped off the 16-year-old boy at University of Kentucky's Good Samaritan Hospital about 5:45 p.m. Monday.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY

WKYT

Rupp Arena financing plan still in limbo

A last-minute proposal to provide state-backed bonding to renovate Rupp Arena remains in limbo on the final day of the Kentucky legislative session.

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Spin

Watch John Calipari Defuse Bill O'Reilly on 'Hip-Hop Stuff'

The worlds of music and sport have long tended to collide , but it's refreshing when the jocks stand up for the musos.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Bill O'reilly, Vocal

WLEX-TV Lexington

Weather Update, April 15

Brace yourself for a wet, windy, much colder and miserable Tuesday morning! Colder air is following a cold front currently over eastern Kentucky, it's raining and in the mid 40s in Somerset with upper 30s in Lexington.

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Related Topix: Weather, Lexington, KY

Lexington Herald-Leader

Goodbye Ramsey's, hello ... Chatham's? New restaurant to open this summer

The next few weeks will be busy ones for the spot at High Street and Woodland Avenue where Ramsey's once ruled the hearts and stomachs of a certain portion of Lexington diners.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Morgan Freeman talks about - what else? - movies at Singletary Center

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman shared insights into some of his best-loved movies at a fundraising event at the University of Kentucky Monday.

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Related Topix: Invictus, Celebrities, Morgan Freeman, Mandela, Drama Movies, Long Walk to Freedom, Books, Jack Nicholson

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