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morning cram [marriage defense edition]

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US House Republicans today are expected to come to the aid of the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court.

NPR reports the Obama administration has declined to defend the 15-year-old law (which defines marriage as heterosexual-only), saying its unconstitutional.

KENTUCKY~ More storms ahead! A turkey hunter discovers a human skeleton. Finishing the Kentucky Lock will likely be (3 years!?) later than expected. 2 tornadoes Friday grazed Trigg County. High waters close the Cave-in-Rock Ferry (for about a week) and KY-137 in Livingston County. End of business today is your deadline to register to vote in the May Primary.

TENNESSEE~ Police arrest a Fort Campbell man in connection to a violent home invasion last week. A pedestrian was killed on Fort Campbell Blvd over the weekend.

OVC SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU < SIU-E, APSU < JSU, UTM < SEMO; (Softball) MSU < SEMO, APSU < JSU, UTM < EIU.

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morning cram [mosque edition]

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“Experts worry the controversy surrounding an Islamic center near ground zero in Lower Manhattan is playing right into the hands of radical extremists.”

~NPR hears the debate is recently the No. 1 topic of discussion on radical Islamic websites.

KENTUCKY~ It’s Cracker Barrel vs. Zaxby’s in Calloway Circuit Court next week. Murray’s (alleged) home invaders pleaded not guilty to all charges yesterday. Mayfield’s zoning board will vote on whether or not Somali Muslims can establish a mosque there. Police claim a Christian County man murdered his mother. A Fort Campbell Muslim soldier is refusing to be deployed to Afghanistan. Police are searching for a Fulton County escapee. Hopkinsville Community College’s summer enrollment had a big bump over last year. A family advocacy group decries horse track instant racing (in court). Kentucky eyes trade with Cuba. Rand Paul prefers the war on drugs should be funded by locals rather than the federal government prompting Jack Conway’s criticism.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s new airport manager makes rebuilding the community’s trust in the office his top priority.

SPORTS~ APSU > Lipscomb (1-0).

morning cram [x-drive edition]

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“The finished product weighs just over 700 pounds — far less than a typical compact car — and unlike most other entries in the X Prize competition, it’s not electric or a hybrid.”

~NPR hitches a ride.

KENTUCKY~ A Hopkinsville police officer is hospitalized after overnight wreck. Paducah consultant: 2 hotels better than 1. Murray’s (alleged) home invaders & company will see a Grand Jury next month. Private forest owners affected by the 2009 ice storm can get free consulting from forestry professionals. As furloughs encroach state workers, lawmakers hear their outrage. State golf courses could go private.

TENNESSEE~ A Fort Campbell soldier is charged with threatening a judge on Youtube. Henry County commissioners OK clerk duty swap. Watch Senators probe the US Army Corps of Engineers‘ response to May’s deadly floods (starting @ 9:30am here). A Corps report details their response.

ILLINOIS~ Those blighted pumpkins! (could affect other crops).

morning cram [off edition]

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“A dangerous and potentially illegal act at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia two months before a massive April explosion killed 29 mine workers.”

~NPR turns on the light.

(alleged) meth pirate

Randall Houser, 52

KENTUCKY~ Murray Police connect 4 more to this week’s home invasion. 5 Trigg County men publicly apologize for a 2008 Memorial Day sexual assault. Area police are searching for a man –> wanted on meth-related charges. A write-in candidate will challenge McCracken Clerk incumbent Jeff Jerrell. The public can comment tonight on a planned Henderson County coal gasification plant. Beshear: driveby texting is now illegal.

TENNESSEE~ Henry County’s budget still needs to shed a half-mil.