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Class Helps Unwed Dads Navigate Ohio's Mom-Friendly Systems

Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to reconnect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound even if dads and kids don't live together.
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Researchers Aghast Over Discovery Of Smallpox Vials

Federal health officials have found six vials of smallpox apparently forgotten in a lab storeroom. Officials want to know where the deadly virus came from and why it was left unsecured for so long.
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Cleveland, A Democratic Stronghold, Wins GOP Convention

The Republican Party picked Cleveland to host its 2016 convention. The GOP says it was drawn by the city's renaissance, and that they're taking the presidential battleground state of Ohio seriously.
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Record Recalls May Not Necessarily Hurt Auto Industry

Automakers recalled 37.5 million vehicles in the first six months of 2014. That's more cars and trucks recalled than in any prior year. GM led the way but other companies also picked up the pace.
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Gay Teacher Files Sex Discrimination Claim Against Georgia School

Flint Dollar had to leave a Catholic school after officials learned he plans to marry his partner. Federal anti-discrimination laws don't cover sexual orientation, so he's fighting back another way.
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States Push For Prison Sentence Overhaul; Prosecutors Push Back

Several red states, including Louisiana, have been diverting some offenders away from prison and into drug treatment and other incarceration alternatives. But not everyone is embracing the effort.
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To Break Cycle Of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along

An anti-poverty agency in Ohio says the breakdown of the family is undermining all its other efforts, so it is focusing on teaching moms and dads how their relationship impacts their child.
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A Senator Turns His Bible Into A Political Tool

In his new ad, Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor uses his Bible to respond to an opponent's attack.
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Unlikely Duo Join Forces On Sentencing Overhaul Bill

An unlikely pair of senators — New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker and Kentucky Republican Rand Paul — are teaming up on a bill that aims to fix America's criminal justice system.
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Against 'Islamic State' Militants, Treasury May Need To Try New Tools

In combating militants, one weapon is cutting off the groups' funding from charities or outside donors. But the "Islamic State" gets its money from other means and may be immune to U.S. techniques.

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