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Columbus Faith Leaders Seek Role In Search For Next Police Chief

Speaking at Washington Gladden Social Justice Park, faith leaders today continued their call for a change in culture within the Columbus police division.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is launching a tour of three early presidential primary states as he considers a 2020 bid for the White House. 

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Not long after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's inaugural this week, former Governor John Kasich announced a new gig. 

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Four medical marijuana dispensaries are expected  to begin selling today. 

A decade-long fight ended at the Supreme Court this week, when justices refused to hear an appeal by veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who say that toxic smoke from burn pits made them sick.

Records show the state is running out of money for major new road-construction projects.  

As the standoff between President Trump and Congress continues over funding for Trump's proposed border wall, the partial shutdown of the federal government means workers will go weeks without a paycheck. That has some looking for temporary jobs to pay their bills.

In Boise, Idaho, Chris Kirk says he's worked for the federal government for 19 years. He administers contracts for the hundreds of millions of dollars the U.S. Forest Service spends on fighting wildfires. But these days he's on furlough and looking for extra income.

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A tree planting program proposed during the administration of former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is being reevaluated after failing to meet its goal. 

Fire officials say one person was killed in a house fire early Tuesday in Union County. 

One of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers, who relayed messages that were never decoded by enemies in World War II, has died at age 94.

Alfred Newman died Sunday afternoon at a New Mexico nursing home, one of his sons, Kevin Newman, tells NPR.

He says his father was a quiet yet courageous man. "My dad told me that the U.S. was in trouble and when they were calling for him, he needed to answer that call with the armed forces," he says.

Wait times at major airports around the country remain mostly within normal range, according to the Transportation Security Administration, despite an increase in absences among agents working without pay.

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Human Trafficking Reaches 'Horrific' New Heights, Declares U.N. Report

Human trafficking has taken on "horrific" dimensions, according to the 2018 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released this month by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The report, which looked at data from 142 countries between 2014 and 2016, points to two particularly disturbing trends, says Angela Me, chief of the research and trend team at UNODC. The first is the increasing number of girls forced into trafficking, most frequently for sexual exploitation. The other...

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Cotton Seed Sprouts In China's Lunar Lander

A hint of a cotton plant is growing on the moon, inside China's lunar lander, scientists in China say. Photos released on Tuesday by Chongqing University, in collaboration with the China National Space Administration, show the small, green shoot from a cotton seed reaching out of a latticed container aboard the probe Chang'e-4, named after the Chinese lunar goddess. ~~~~~https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fguardian%2Fstatus%2F1085114562830102529~~~~~~ As it sped through space, Chang'e-4 carried a...

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