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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A requirement that teachers obtain master's degrees has been removed by Kentucky officials. News outlets report the state Education Professional Standards Board voted Monday to waive the condition for teachers to move from Rank III to Rank II. Teachers were required to earn Rank II through a board-approved master's degree program in their first 10 years of teaching.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican governor has lost another round in a legal fight over his efforts to require poor people to get a job to keep their Medicaid benefits. A federal judge in Kentucky on Monday dismissed Gov. Matt Bevin's lawsuit seeking a ruling that his proposed changes to the state's Medicaid program were lawful.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A panel has denied parole for a man who killed a Kentucky police officer. News outlets report the decision by Kentucky's parole board on Monday means 42-year-old John Paul Works must serve at least another 10 years in prison. He's serving life in prison for the 1998 shooting death of Harrodsburg police officer 45-year-old Regina Nickles, but was given the chance for parole.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Police in Kentucky say a sergeant accused of stalking a woman has been charged with official misconduct and suspended with pay. News outlets report Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton was charged last week with second-degree official misconduct. Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel also said in a Sunday statement that Middleton has been served with a court summons and is suspended pending the judicial process' outcome.

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