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the morning cram [spring cleaning edition]

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Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are looking up just in time for the world’s spotlight.

NPR reports Rio is making a concerted effort to revitalize its massive hillside slums before the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

Kentucky~     Conway is way out in front in cash-on-hand.  KSP puts 60 new troopers on the road. All three Gubernatorial candidates squared off in last night’s final debate. Yarmuth says the GOP is not backing down. Mitt’s coming to Kentucky to raise some money.

Tennessee~ The state issued 2400 ID’s needed to vote.

morning cram [anxious egypt edition]

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Political parties in Egypt are frantically trying to organize, register and make themselves known before elections this fall.

NPR reports a short timeline and lawlessness are making some consider postponing the revolution.

KENTUCKY~ Primaries take place today, so go vote! (unless you’re an independent). Your officials say they’re watching out for voter fraud. Paducah is taking down (some of) its floodgatesMore roads are drivable as water levels continue to fall and workers will be inspecting the Smithland Bridge on Thursday (expect delays). A 6-year-old dies in a Carlisle County bus wreck. FEMA officials will kick off a statewide earthquake exercise. Ag officials want you to get rid of standing water because of mosquito concerns. Todd County gets $500k to renovate an Elkton building. Nothing was resolved @ yesterday’s Marathon Oil price gouging hearing. The Commonwealth is pumping out the degrees.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police are investigating a home invasion/homicide and that sinkhole on Cumberland Drive was caused by a busted water main.

morning cram [viva vacation?] edition

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“Tourism is traditionally Mexico’s third largest source of revenue. But drug-related violence in the past 3 1/2 years has claimed some 28,000 lives.”

~ NPR visits the hot spots.

KENTUCKY ~ A guy on the lam from Calloway County gets arrested in Arkansas. Paducah Schools feed nearly 3,000 students. Authorities say it was the wreck that killed him, not the fall. Prosecution calls for second mental evaluation of the ’97 Heath High School shooter. Hopkinsville Rep. thinks about going for the Attorney General’s seat. West Kentucky gets wired with broadband grant. The National Symphony Orchestra makes tour stops in the state next year.

TENNESSEE ~ Time to vote: the primary is today. Seventh graders in Henry County get shot up, in accordance with state requirements.