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Amir Peay recently opened a distillery in Lexington, Ky., at the site of the James E. Pepper distillery. About 10 percent of his revenues come from exports, and Peay worries that the European Union's tariffs will hurt his overseas business. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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Caught In Tariff War, U.S. Distillers Fear Losing Out On Global Whiskey Boom

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Kentucky filed a lawsuit against Walgreens on Thursday for allegedly failing to adequately monitor its operations as it shipped and dispensed large quantities of opioids. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Travis Brenda is a math teacher at Rockcastle County High School who ousted Jonathan Shell in a primary election Tuesday. Shell is a key member of the Republican leadership team that has orchestrated the teacher pension bill, the tax increases and the charter school bill. Wade Payne/AP hide caption

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Hundreds of Kentucky teachers protest outside Gov. Matt Bevin's office Friday in Frankfort, Ky. They crowded into the building, shouting "Vote them out," less than a day after lawmakers quickly passed a surprise overhaul of state employee retirement benefits. Adam Beam/AP hide caption

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Protest signs for a "March for Our Lives" rally sit on a table in Murray, Ky., just south of Marshall County. The community here is recovering from a school shooting — and trying to start a conversation about gun violence and gun regulation, in a region where gun ownership is widespread Camila Domonoske/NPR hide caption

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Democratic candidate Linda Belcher thanks her supporters in Shepherdsville, Ky., following her victory Tuesday in the special election to fill the vacant seat for the Kentucky House of Representatives 49th District. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Stewart Walker attends a prayer vigil Tuesday for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School. Harrison McClary/Reuters hide caption

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School Shootings Are Sad, But No Longer Surprising

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A student at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., allegedly opened fire Tuesday on his classmates, killing at least two people. Stephen Lance Dennee/AP hide caption

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Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson committed suicide on Wednesday following a report alleging that he sexually assaulted a girl in January 2013. He is pictured here at his Louisville church on Tuesday. Behind him is his wife, Rebecca, who says she plans to run for his seat. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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At his church on Tuesday, Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson defended himself against accusations that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in January 2013. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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