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Ohio: State in the northeastern United States
Ohio is a state in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus. Ohio is bordered by Lake Erie to the north, Pennsylvania to the east, West Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Indiana to the west, and Michigan to the northwest.


Here's Looking At You? DHS Used Aircraft, Drones To Surveil BLM Protests [Video]

Here's Looking At You? DHS Used Aircraft, Drones To Surveil BLM Protests

Gizmodo reports the Department of Homeland Security deployed aircraft in Dayton, Ohio, New York City, Buffalo, and Philadelphia, among other cities. The drones and aircraft were taking footage of..

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Baby owl crawls up the leg of his human father [Video]

Baby owl crawls up the leg of his human father

Baby Oliver was found on June 9 and was adopted by Gilbert Blackwell in Cleveland, Tennessee. Video source: Gilbert Blackwell

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Senator Ted Cruz Challenges Ron Perlman In Behalf Of Jim Jordan [Video]

Senator Ted Cruz Challenges Ron Perlman In Behalf Of Jim Jordan

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz challenged actor Ron Perlman to a wrestling match with Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan. According to Business Insider, Cruz did this because Perlman called Jordan ugly. It first began..

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Tanker truck plows into Minneapolis protesters [Video]

Tanker truck plows into Minneapolis protesters

A tanker truck drove into a throng of protesters on a closed interstate near Minneapolis on Sunday, with the driver pulled from his rig and beaten, amid another night of demonstrations against police..

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Supreme Court Declines Blocking Prisoner Transfer Plan [Video]

Supreme Court Declines Blocking Prisoner Transfer Plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to block a judge’s ruling that requires the U.S. government to evaluate moving up to 837 potentially at-risk prisoners out of a..

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Anteater enjoys hanging around on playground bars [Video]

Anteater enjoys hanging around on playground bars

American zoo shows closeups of a six-year-old anteater with an impressive tail

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Beloved Actor, Comedian Fred Willard Dead At 86 [Video]

Beloved Actor, Comedian Fred Willard Dead At 86

Actor, comedian and "Anchorman" star Fred Willard died in his sleep on Friday night. He was 86. According to Business Insider, Willard made his television debut more than fifty years ago in 1966. A..

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Georgia's Governor Holds Small Approval Rating After Reopening The State [Video]

Georgia's Governor Holds Small Approval Rating After Reopening The State

A Washington Post-Ipsos poll revealed Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has low support from his constituents. According to Business Insider, people were not happy about how he handled the coronavirus pandemic..

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Dog plays board game in Ohio [Video]

Dog plays board game in Ohio

Anya the German Shepherd nimbly removes sticks in a game designed for children

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'Egregious conduct': Ohio sheriff's deputy kicked jail inmate in the head with his work boot, video shows

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Christopher Columbus statue removed from Columbus City Hall

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Investigators solve 1982 murder of 8-year-old Ohio girl, link DNA to dead killer

Kelly Prosser was reportedly abducted while walking home from Indianola Elementary School on September 20, 1982.
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Pence pitches 'American comeback' at Ohio plant

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'The wrong place at the wrong time': Ohio police charge 3 in shooting death of 18-year-old Na'Kia Crawford

The shooting death of Ohio 18-year-old Na'Kia Crawford appears to be a case of mistaken identity, according to police in Akron.
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Ohio couple who sold hand sanitizer on Amazon for 11 times the cost sued by state attorney general

The duo charged $39.44 for 8-ounce bottles of Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel, which cost $3.53 on Amazon prior to the pandemic.  
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Taco Bell says employees can wear Black Lives Matter masks after a worker was fired for wearing one

Taco Bell said it doesn't prohibit its employees from wearing Black Lives Matter masks after an Ohio worker says he was fired for wearing one.
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Ohio started reopening six weeks ago, but hasn't seen a coronavirus case surge. Why not?

Ohio has been reopening for more than a month but has yet to see a surge in new coronavirus cases.
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'It got ugly': What happened when Black Lives Matter protests came to small town Ohio

In Bethel, Ohio, peaceful protesters were seen by some as no different than looters. Here, the protesters' message was a challenge to a way of life.
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Ohio set to send all voters absentee ballot applications before presidential election

Ohio has taken the first step toward sending every registered voter in the state an application for an absentee ballot for November's presidential and gubernatorial election, Republican Secretary of..
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Ohio Lawmaker Asks Racist Question About Black People and Hand-Washing

State Senator Stephen A. Huffman, a Republican and a doctor, speculated publicly about why “the colored population” has been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus.
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Ohio health director Amy Acton surprisingly resigns amid coronavirus pandemic

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Dr. Amy Acton will become his chief health adviser, expressing how grateful he is for her service to the state.  
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GOP Ohio state senator uses racist language in discussing whether African Americans get COVID-19 more

"Could it just be that African Americans – the colored population – do not wash their hands as well as other groups?" asked state Sen. Steve Huffman.
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Ohio governor sets reopening date for amusement parks, casinos after lawsuit

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has set a reopening date for amusement parks, water parks and casinos.
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Ohio Gov. DeWine says Ohio National Guard member suspended for expressing white supremacist views

"Anyone who displays a malice toward specific groups of Americans has no place in the Ohio National Guard," Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said.
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U.S. Supreme Court justice Sotomayor puts hold on Ohio inmate transfers

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday put on hold a judge's ruling that would require the U.S. government to move up to 837 potentially at-risk prisoners out of a federal prison in..
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Nine-year-old girl gets emotional during her powerful speech at Black Lives Matter protest

Nine-year-old Aubrey Johnson got emotional during a powerful speech she made at a Black Lives Matter protest in Ohio.
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Trump Campaign Looks at Electoral Map and Doesn’t Like What It Sees

As polls show President Trump significantly trailing his rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr., his campaign is spending heavily in states, like Ohio, that it had hoped would not be competitive at all this year.
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Supreme Court refuses to block lower court order demanding action against coronavirus at Ohio prison

The high court's action represented its most significant intervention to date related to the deadly impact of COVID-19 inside federal prisons.
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U.S. Supreme Court declines to block at-risk prisoner transfer plan

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Ohio nursing home staff self-isolated for 65 days to prevent COVID-19 spread. It worked.

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Ohio high school senior missing after telling her mother she was headed to tanning appointment

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Paramedic mom returns home after 42 days in New York to surprise 3 kids

Leilani Williams-LeMonier's kids were shocked when she unexpectedly came home to Uniontown, Ohio after six weeks working as a paramedic in New York.
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President Donald Trump on Monday nominated a federal prosecutor in Ohio to become the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, succeeding one who has faced growing criticism over his handling..
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'He knew ... he could help': Ohio nurse on ventilator after treating COVID-19 patients in DC

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Ohio restaurant installs shower curtains around tables to comply with state orders

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State and county fairs are at 'great risk,' but some kids keep prepping their animals

Ohio sisters Sadie and Savannah Binkley are preparing their hogs for the Pickaway County Fair. But it's uncertain they'll have a fair this summer.  
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Some Ohioans are rebelling against coronavirus health orders from Gov. DeWine

As Ohio slowly reopens, officials say the refusal of some residents to take the health warnings seriously could slow or even reverse the state's push to avoid the worst of coronavirus.  
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Coronavirus and Reopening: As Governors Urge Caution, G.O.P. Lawmakers Rebel

In Ohio, a Republican governor is facing an open revolt from members of his own party over whether to keep businesses closed.
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DNA samples lead to arrest in 1987 murder of 17-year-old Ohio girl: 'Great to see justice'

Using DNA to track down 67-year-old James E. Zastawnik, police made an arrest in the 1987 murder of an Ohio girl.
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'WineOSaur' delivers wine to those making a positive impact during coronavirus pandemic

Cathy Tasse dresses as a T-Rex every week to deliver wine around Cleveland, Ohio to those making a positive difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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U.S. states plow ahead with reopening; Trump warns death toll could hit 100,000

Ohio and other U.S. states on Monday planned to ease more restrictions on businesses even as President Donald Trump acknowledged that as many as 100,000 Americans could die in a pandemic that has also..
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Tom Hanks calls Ohio college graduates 'chosen ones' in virtual commencement speech

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