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Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.Full Story >
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...Full Story >
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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
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The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. In January, Glen Galemmo admitted publicly for the first time thatFull Story >
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. Full Story >
Ohio lawmakers have withdrawn a proposal that mirrored a
controversial "religious freedom" bill in Arizona.
Here's what happened in Arizona.
Social conservatives pushed a bill that would have protected
business owners who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays,
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the bill, saying it was
unneeded and could cause unintended damage.
The measure had stirred up a national debate, including
sharp criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both
In our commitment to balanced news, here are both sides of
Republican State Representative Tim Derickson and Democratic
State Representative Bill Patmon introduced House Bill 376 in December to
protect the ability of Ohioans to freely exercise their religious beliefs.
But opponents of the measure say because of the broad
language, the law would promote and legalize discrimination. For example,
business owners who oppose homosexuality could refuse service to homosexuals on
the basis of religion.
After protests led to the veto in Arizona, Ohio
representatives Tim Derickson and Bill Patmon withdrew their proposed House
Bill 376 also known as the Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
In a joint release, the sponsors of House Bill 376 say quote
"Discrimination of any kind was never the intent of this legislation.
While our commitment to religious freedom remains constant, it is in the best
interest of all Ohioans that no further consideration be given to House Bill
While the bill was intended to protect religious rights,
city councilman Chris Seelbach says the broad writing left the door open for
"This legislation is almost like a double whammy. It's
like sexual orientation and gender identity are not included in our non
discrimination policies. Now we want to just pass this legislation to make sure
people know it's okay to discriminate," says Seelbach.
That is why Seelbach says he supports separate legislation
that protects LGBT rights so bills like these can not be used to discriminate.
"The least we can do is make it the law that you can't
openly discriminate against someone just because of who they love," says
Several other states are still considering similar legislation.
Some of those states include Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Oklahoma.
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Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
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The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >