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the morning cram [bipartisanship? edition]

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President Obama and Congress worked to pass three bills this week in a rare bipartisan effort.

NPR reports trade deals passed by Congress this weel marked rare bipartisan economic success for President Obama, but the moves aren’t popular among many of his supporters.

Kentucky~ Paducah police busted 14 for drugs and guns. Madisonville Community College has high grad rates.  A Henderson racetrack looks forward to instant racing.   Williams is adding nuclear power to his campaign. Treasurer cand Crosbie has more money to spend.

Tennessee~ Police found more ganja than they realized.

morning cram [guerra a las drogas edition]

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“More than 23,000 people have died in drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderon took office 3 1/2 years ago. During the first couple years of Calderon’s drug war, Monterrey appeared immune to the cartel violence… But not anymore.”

~ NPR has more.

KENTUCKY~ Razing Paducah’s Executive Inn will cost 88% less than expected. Recovery teams continue to search for missing swimmer. A Princeton sex offender allegedly tried to lure a minor online. A Fort Campbell soldier gets caught selling weapons. 5 fish species may soon be listed as endangered. Special revenue investigators level 50 indictments against tax evaders. KY Early Childhood Director: teach your baby to read. Enrollment at community colleges is up. Unemployment’s going down.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s Mayor is pushing for city worker raises, despite budget shortfalls. Governor Bredesen wants Mike McWherter to replace him.

ILLINOIS~ Metropolis’ Honeywell nuke plant is scaling down operations amid strikes.