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Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this meme that shows a poster that was on sale in the gift shop at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Here are the Kentucky State AFL-CIO-endorsed candidates for the Nov. 6 election. 

CONGRESS (Numbers indicate district)

Incumbent is in boldface

1 Paul Walker, D

2 Hank Linderman, D

3 John Yarmuth, D

4 Seth Hall, D

5 Kenneth Stepp, D

6 Amy McGrath, D

KENTUCKY SENATE (Numbers indicate district)

Incumbents are in boldface.

Julie Tennyson D 2

Dorsey Ridley D 4

C.B. Embry R 6

By MORGAN WATKINS

If a court ruling that struck down Kentucky's controversial pension law is upheld, Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer said Thursday he has no interest in passing new reforms — and he doubts other state lawmakers do, either.

By NATHAN BOMEY

USA Today

UPS reached a tentative five-year contract with the Teamsters union that includes pay increases and could pave the way for Sunday delivery.

The Teamsters confirmed negotiators reached an agreement that would raise the minimum wage for part-time workers from $10 to $13 beginning Aug. 1 and to $15.50 by Aug. 1, 2022.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360  

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin wrote a book about the first Republican president and his cabinet that's titled Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. 

She ought to write a sequel about the current GOP president, his cabinet and the party bigwigs and call it Team of Toadies: A Study in Sycophancy.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Retired Marine combat jet pilot Amy McGrath's "Told Me" campaign-opening video made the Georgetown Democrat an instant contender for her party's nomination in the Sixth Congressional District primary.

A political newcomer, she bested Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and state Sen. Reggie Thomas of Lexington. She faces Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, on Nov. 6.  

By DEBORAH YETTER

FRANKFORT — Health coverage for up to half a million poor Kentuckians could be cut back or eliminated altogether if a federal judge blocks the state from enacting work requirements and other changes aimed at some people covered by Medicaid, the state's top human services official said Wednesday.

By CAITLIN EMMA and MICHAEL STRATFORD

The Trump administration plans to advocate a merger of the Education and Labor departments as part of a sweeping government overhaul, according to two individuals familiar with the proposal who declined to be named because it’s not yet public.