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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate advanced a bill Friday that would allow the state to waive the overpayment of some unemployment claims, but bickered over the long delays many people have endured in seeking jobless assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A regulatory agency that’s responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in four Northeastern states voted Thursday to permanently ban natural gas drilling and fracking near a crucial waterway, asserting that gas development poses an unacceptable risk.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The catastrophic Texas blackout was a wider failure than the state's power grid, which teetered on the brink of an even bigger collapse during a freeze that knocked out electricity to 4 million customers, energy executives said Thursday.

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Lawyers for the North Dakota Legislature have documented allegations of sexual harassment and threats against them and others by a Republican lawmaker and have forwarded a file to legislative leaders for potential action that may lead to possible censure or expulsion.

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The artist who painted two now-unwanted murals about the Underground Railroad at Vermont Law School nearly 30 years ago asked a court to stop the school from moving forward with painting over them, but agreed to allow the murals to be covered for the moment.

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday rolled out new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites to make them more accountable for the online content shared on their platforms, giving the government more power to police it.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — All the groceries spoiled and the water was out for days. Then Melissa Rogers, a believer in the Texas gospel that government should know its place, woke up to a $6,000 energy bill before the snow and ice even melted.

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