Thousands of public school teachers and their supporters protested against a pension reform bill at the Kentucky state Capitol in April. The state's Supreme Court has now struck down the law.
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Buddie, the mascot for the pro-marijuana legalization group ResponsibleOhio, waits on a sidewalk to greet passing college students during a promotional tour at Miami University of Ohio last month.
Matt Bevin speaks during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., on Aug. 3. Bevin, a Louisville businessman, is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Republican Senate primary.
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