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McGrath's Fundraising Record; 40 Years After WCPO Hostages Taken, Plus More Top Stories

Friday on Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review:

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath raised a record amount of money in Kentucky for her campaign - and doubled the intake of her opponent, incumbent Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. But will it help her pull off the upset against one of America's most powerful men?

Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Kentucky where even the governor's family is in self-imposed quarantine after possible exposure to the virus.

Lexington Herald-Leaderreporter Daniel Desrochers joins us for that.

Locally, some families who do not speak English as their first language are having unique struggles with remote learning. 

WCPO reporters Paola Suroand Lucy May are here with that story.

And it has been 40 years since a man walked into the WCPO-TV studios with guns and ammunition and took nine people hostage. One of those hostages, retired WCPO reporter Tom McKee shares his memories and details about a local event discussing mental health issues and journalism.

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