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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton will make two appearances in Kentucky next week with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Grimes' campaign said last week that Clinton would join her at a rally in eastern Kentucky as part of her campaign against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Republican congressman from Kentucky says his wife did not improperly spur him to introduce a bill concerning the possible abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses and there's no basis for an ethics complaint against him. U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield spoke to reporters Monday on a conference call defending his bill and saying it had nothing to do with his wife's role as a lobbyist for the Humane Society.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Federal mine data released on Monday show 22 miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 for the same period last year and 19 in 2012. A federal mine safety official, Joseph Main, says fatalities are preventable and the numbers are a wake-up call to "keep safety at the forefront."

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky scientists and engineers are collaborating on a project involving research aboard the International Space Station. The University of Louisville says a NASA grant is making possible the joint project with scientists and engineers from the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University.

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