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The amount of land needed to grow crops worldwide is at a peak and an area more than twice the size of France can return to nature by 2060 due to rising yields and slower population growth, a group of experts said on Monday. [HuffPo]

The advent of managed care for Medicaid patients in Kentucky and the changes mandated by the Affordable Health Care Act has Pathways taking uncertain new paths, said Kimberly K. McClanahan, chief executive officer of the agency that provides mental health services to clients in 10 area counties. [Ashland Independent]

Nine news outlets that covered the election sent a joint letter Monday to former Romney campaign officials to contest expenses billed to their reporters. [BuzzFeed]

In a $6 million deal, Turfland Mall has been purchased by Lexington businessman and accountant Ron Switzer from Rubloff Turfland Corp. [Business First]

Republicans alarmed at the apparent challenges they face in winning the White House are preparing an all-out assault on the Electoral College system in critical states, an initiative that would significantly ease the party’s path to the Oval Office. If you can’t get there legitimately? May as well muck the system up. [National Journal]

Today Steve Beshear established the “Center for Education and Workforce Statistics.” [Press Release]

Two-time failed Republican congressional candidate Brooks Wicker is back to violating campaign finance law again. This time using his campaign database to benefit his business. [The ‘Ville Voice]

You can all put away your theories about there being too many or too few guns, because Heavenly Megaphone Mike Huckabee knows why unhinged sociopaths keep using military equipment to decimate fellow humans in everyday settings. Huck’s got his eye on you, over 99% of sexually active women of child-bearing age who’ve used contraceptives! Oh, and gays too. [Wonkette]

Steve Beshear stepped up the fight against synthetic drugs on Tuesday by signing emergency regulations banning new forms of synthetic marijuana. The action is aimed at people trying to avoid arrest by tweaking drugs that mimic the highs of marijuana, the governor said. [H-L & Press Release]

Come January, Republicans will have at least as many minority senators as Democrats and will have four minority governors to Democrats’ one. [WaPo]

The U.S. Marshals Service has captured an Madison County inmate who walked away from his work release detail Aug. 30. [Richmond Register]

President Barack Obama, with his latest fiscal cliff offer, proposes extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone earning less than $400,000 a year, and paying for it by increasing taxes on the middle class and cutting Social Security and Medicare. [HuffPo]