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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State government offices are closing Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day. Georgia used to mark the holiday, but removed the Confederate reference in 2015.

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) - Adam Bender contemplated ending his wrestling career. Joining one of the toughest programs in the state at Woodford County quickly reinvigorated his interest in the sport. Bender is a 17-year-old who lost his left leg to cancer when he was 1. He didn't feel like he was improving much in the two years he spent in Lexington Catholic's fledging wrestling program. So he transferred this school year and finished third in the state in his weight class.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Lexington police are using more video on social media and the web to help solve crimes. The police department produced 28 videos in 2016, including three surveillance recordings for its website and YouTube channel and for social media.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April. Last December, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and other coal-state Democrats won a four-month extension that preserves benefits through April 30. With lawmakers returning to the Capitol following a two-week recess, Manchin says the time for extensions is over and that more than a partial fix is needed.

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