Contractors continue work on the street scape outside city hall in Lexington.
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It takes a bit more effort to get inside Lexington’s city hall these days. Work crews are moving ahead with the final phase of cosmetic improvements along Main Street. For possibly another week, most workers and visitors to city hall must use a side door. Project manager George Milligan says their excavation uncovered some surprises.
“We found basements that came all the way out under the sidewalk. We found coal chutes that had just been concreted over that required some additional work to clear those types of problems,” said Milligan.
For all those who say there's nothing in the Affordable Care Act that could reduce health care spending, this one's for you.
Medicare officials have unveiled the latest initiative to spring from last year's overhaul, and it's one some health economists have been lusting after for years: Bundling payments so that hospitals, doctors, and even post-hospital caregivers all have the same financial incentive to both work together and provide cost-effective care.
Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson on stage in New York around 1978.
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Nick Ashford's songs are so ingrained in American culture they almost seem to have written themselves — songs such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "You're All I Need to Get By." Ashford was married to his songwriting partner, Valerie Simpson, for over 30 years. Ashford died Monday at the age of 70.
Ashford and Simpson wrote "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" for Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell, "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" for Diana Ross and "Solid as a Rock" for themselves.
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir speaks of the capital Khartoum on July 12. Sudan says it should be taken off the U.S. terrorism list, but Washington says it is concerned about new fighting in the south of the country.
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When Sudan allowed South Sudan to become an independent nation last month, it hoped this would put an end to years of friction with the United States.
More specifically, Sudan desperately wanted to be removed from Washington's list of state sponsors of terrorism and get out from under the many sanctions that come along with that designation.
But now the U.S. and the United Nations are raising concerns about fighting, and possible atrocities, near the border between Sudan and South Sudan.
A young Libyan in Benghazi celebrates Tuesday over news that Moammar Gadhafi's rule appears to be at an end. The U.S. says it is prepared to unfreeze Libyan assets quickly and make them available to a new government.
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The United States wants to give Libya its money back.
The U.S. froze some $30 billion worth of the country's assets after leader Moammar Gadhafi launched a harsh crackdown on his opponents earlier this year. With Gadhafi's rule now near or at its end, U.S. officials and their European counterparts are prepared to quickly unfreeze those funds for a new Libyan leadership.