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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 2 pm, KY

May 25, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville(at)ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Eastern.

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Top Stories:

ELECTION-2020-ABORTION

WASHINGTON _ A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year’s elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say. Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Ohio have enacted or neared approval of measures barring abortion once there’s a detectable fetal heartbeat, which can occur in the sixth week of pregnancy, before a woman may know she is pregnant.

By Alan Fram.

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EXCHANGE-STORM CHASERS

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. _For as long as she can remember, Olivia Cahill has been captivated with weather. What compelled Cahill, a meteorology student from Dry Ridge, to study at Western Kentucky University was the chance to conduct real-time forecasting and track storms across the Great Plains through an annual storm chasing class.

An AP Member Exchange from The Daily News of Bowling Green. By Aaron Mudd. AP Photos.

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MURDER FOR HIRE-KENTUCKY, from Lexington, Ky. _ A Lexington Islamic leader faces a maximum sentence of life in prison under an indictment returned this week by a federal grand jury.

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