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This time, media must take celebrity presidential contenders seriously

On Sunday, Jonathan Karl interviewed Stormy Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti on ABC’s “This Week” about the latter’s professed desire to run for president. Avenatti has never held office, has no foreign policy expertise and has had his share of financial controversies, but hey, he says only he can beat President Donald Trump. (Compared with the third-tier Democratic candidates, he can give a good speech, apparently.)

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Trump’s trust-free White House

With the news that former celebrity White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman apparently taped Donald Trump during his presidency, anti-Trump Republican campaign professional Liz Mair wants to know why people close to Trump keep taping him.


Beauty, check. Grandeur, check. For tourism dollars, just add water.

I have been thinking about this. First, I am as Kentuckian as you can get with grandparents and their grandparents and beyond from all over the state, east to west. Second, I like Larry Webster, personally, and in addition to being a good lawyer, I think he is colorful, a good historian and a heck of a musician.

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Why are super-students burning out in college? Their anxiety is too high

Megan Bartlett saw plenty of it during her six years as a counselor for students at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa: High-achieving kids melting down in higher numbers each year, unable to cope with the stresses of college once their marathon through high school had come to an end. Her fellow therapist Rachel Chandler sees a version of the same thing with kids she counsels who are 14 and older.

Mayoral candidate Ronnie Bastin: Opioids, school safety are priorities

Ronnie Bastin, a candidate for Lexington mayor, reveals his focus and qualifications for the job.