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Maria Soria Castañeda grew up in North Carolina but was born in Mexico. She moved to the US with her family when she was 3. She’s also undocumented and, now, a junior at Swarthmore College, where she feels like a bit of a pioneer. "We don’t really know what undocumented students they had before, but we were under the impression there weren't that many," says Castañeda. "Once we got here, we had to be the ones to sort of bring up what we would like to have here." When she says “we,” she’s re…
04.27 / 16:41
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Lexington Community Radio is hosting a fundraising drive throughout the month of May that will allow supporters and listeners to have their own time live on the air. The post Lexington Community Radio to host “Have Your Say in May” fundraiser appeared first on ABC 36…
04.27 / 16:26
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The starting field is set for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park. The post 59 horses to start Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event appeared first on ABC 36…
04.27 / 16:26
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The University of Kentucky Police Department and Raising Cane's restaurant are holding a fundraiser on Friday to benefit the UK Honor Flight. The post Join UKPD, Raising Cane’s, to raise funds for Honor Flight appeared first on ABC 36…
04.27 / 16:26
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President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not immediately pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. That came just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that. The White House made the surprise announcement Wednesday in a read-out of calls involving Trump, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.The White House said "the leaders agreed to proceed …
04.27 / 16:23
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Federal prosecutors are accusing a Jordanian citizen living in Ohio of attempting to travel to Syria and fight with the Islamic State against the Syrian…
04.27 / 16:23
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An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday to try to determine the cause of…
04.27 / 16:22
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United Airlines released its incident report from Flight 3411, in which the company takes 'full responsibility' for what happened and promises sweeping…
04.27 / 15:54
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For 72 hours, nine journalists followed addicts, cops and doctors who are grappling with Louisville's drug…
04.27 / 15:54
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Papa John’s Pizza founder and CEO John Schnatter has resigned from the University of Louisville Athletic Association board, according to a UofL spokesman. However, Schnatter remains a board member of the university and the UofL Foundation. Schnatter’s athletics board resignation comes two weeks after he publicly criticized athletics leadership, saying during a university board of trustees meeting, “Until you […]…
04.27 / 15:46
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A Scott High School student is arrested and faces nine counts of terroristic threatening after allegedly using Snapchat to make threats of violence against his school and Woodland Middle School. The two schools share a campus in Taylor Mill. An arrest was made late Wednesday night following the execution of a search warrant, said Taylor Mill Police Chief Steve Knauf, who announced the details in a news conference Thursday morning. Over the weekend, students began to see "snaps" from a…
04.27 / 15:46
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A few weeks ago, my husband brought home a bottle of chilled beverage that wasn't on the grocery list I had sent him out with. It was a bottle of pre-packaged sugarcane juice – a novelty in a market flooded with bottled soda and mango drinks. But one sip of the drink and I was transported back to my childhood summers. I grew up in the southern city of Chennai, where summers are scorching. And sugarcane juice was a popular seasonal cooler. I would stop for a tall glass of freshly pressed j…
04.27 / 15:32
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An undercover investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police with the Electronic Crime Branch has netted the arrest of a Fayette County man. The post KSP: Fayette Co. man arrested after going to hotel intending to meet minor appeared first on ABC 36…
04.27 / 15:17
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Stores will begin opening at The Summit at Fritz Farm on Thursday in Lexington. The post The Summit at Fritz Farm store list released appeared first on ABC 36…
04.27 / 15:17
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Just in time for World Migratory Bird Day , May 10, an article in the April issue of Animal Behaviour explores the impact of shifting migration patterns in one population of migratory birds. An international team of biologists and ecologists used GPS and body-acceleration data on juvenile white storks to report on shifts in the birds' migratory behaviors. They concluded that "wintering in Europe instead of Africa enhances juvenile survival in a long-distance migrant," which is also the…
04.27 / 15:15
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is giving earthlings their closest-ever views of Saturn's swirled atmosphere and its massive hurricane, beaming a trove of images and data back to Earth after the craft made its first dive between Saturn and its rings Wednesday. Cassini is "showing us new wonders and demonstrating where our curiosity can take us if we dare," said Jim Green , director of NASA's Planetary Science Division. The raw images are being fed into a photo stream on NASA's website , and…
04.27 / 15:15
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United Airlines is making changes after a man was forcibly removed from one of its flights earlier this month, promising to cut down on overbooking and raise the maximum incentive for passengers to skip a flight to $10,000. On the flight that became a public relations nightmare for the company, compensation for being voluntarily bumped had topped out at $1,000. United will "empower its personnel to make decisions and find solutions that make sense for both customers and employees," CEO…
04.27 / 15:15
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The Republican chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations committees have endorsed the idea of a short-term spending bill to keep the government open while budget negotiations continue. The stop-gap spending measure, introduced by House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey would and put off the deadline to May 5 th . "I am optimistic that a final funding package will be completed soon," Frelinghuysen said. "It is time that this essential work is completed so that…
04.27 / 15:15
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Two years ago, when Amanda Gomez could not get financial aid for community college, she decided to enroll part-time at El Paso Community College in Texas. This gave her time to work to pay for her courses. Being a part-time student has its pros –- mainly a lighter course load. But Gomez feels like she misses out on some important experiences, like being able to stay back after class to talk to her instructors, or study in libraries on campus. She says the difference was notable when she t…
04.27 / 15:15
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United isn't saying whether ticket sales have dropped since the removal of a 69-year-old passenger by three airport security officers, but the airline's CEO admits it could be…
04.27 / 15:12
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