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morning cram [tainted ink edition]

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“The Food and Drug Administration has the authority to regulate tattoo ink. But until recently, it hadn’t, citing more pressing public health problems and a lack of consumer complaints. FDA chemist Dr. Bhakti Petigara Harp says that recently, the agency has started to see an increase in consumer complaints.”

NPR reports on the dangers of bad ink.

KENTUCKY ~ Levee holding, but in critical condition in Smithland. Two electrocuted, killed, in Mayfield while moving a radio antenna. Governor promises sixth furlough day for state employees.  New UK President talks to students and faculty, holds back on plan for university. Murray State installs energy-saving electrical system.

TENNESSEE ~ More poor people  need legal services, state can’t pay for all.

ILLINOIS ~ State budget deficit could top $9 billion

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