Ohio House passes controversial “heartbeat bill” restricting abortions after 6 weeks

The restrictive bill was specifically crafted to make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court — and challenge 'Roe v. Wade.'

This ballot initiative could reshape how Ohioans think about race and punishment

By challenging perceptions of drug users, Issue 1 upends racist assumptions the nation has accepted for decades.

The world’s first beer hotel is here — and every room has a beer fridge in the shower

Beer lovers will have their own beers on tap and can even take a dip in the IPA-filled jacuzzi.

Republicans are scrambling to save a House seat in a deep-red Ohio district

The fact they have to defend this seat at all is problematic for the GOP, as there are many more seats less Republican than this come November.

Coming up this week in politics: Voters head to the polls as Charlottesville anniversary arrives

Congress and Trump won't be in Washington this week, but voters in six states will head to the polls while protesters mark Charlottesville's one-year anniversary.

Today in Trump’s America: Is a once-safe GOP House seat slipping away from Republicans?

A once-sleepy special election for a House seat in Ohio is garnering a flurry of attention in the final days of the contest, as polling shows Republicans are at risk of losing Ohio's 12th District.

Son of couple who called 911 on black boy mowing lawn accused of threatening black teens with gun

Witnesses say one of the family members flashed a gun. Another called the teens "n*ggers."

How the Supreme Court ruling for Ohio’s voter purge policy could affect election results

The Supreme Court upheld a contentious voter purge policy on Monday — and history has shown such purges can potentially have an actual impact.

Supreme Court rules in favor of Ohio voter purge in what ACLU calls “setback for voting rights”

The Ohio secretary of state had the right to purge voters from rolls in his state for not having voted in an election for four or more years.

The Supreme Court and state votes on gerrymandering could shape the 2020 election

Americans in states across the country are having their voices heard when it comes to changing the redistricting process.

Richard Cordray wallops Dennis Kucinich in brutal Ohio Democratic gubernatorial primary

The race pitted progressives against each other, both in Ohio and nationally.

Measures defunding teen pregnancy prevention and Planned Parenthood struck down in federal court

Teen pregnancy prevention organizations and Planned Parenthood of Ohio won out over Republican governments in two recent court rulings.

3 US states pushed highly restrictive abortion bans this week

Three states took steps toward strict abortion bans this week — possibly in an attempt to get abortion back to the Supreme Court under Trump.

Will 2018 be a landmark year for voter rights?

Looming court decisions suggest 2018 could be a landmark year for determining whether tactics like gerrymandering and removing inactive voters can continue to suppress the will of voters.

Halloween ideas 2017: The 10 best cities to trick-or-treat, party and celebrate

How to save money on Halloween — and the best places in the US for trick-or-treat, parties and more.
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Why Ohio’s upcoming voting rights battle could decide 2018 midterms, 2020 White House race

Voting rights advocates say Ohio's "voter records maintenance" process violates the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, which set national guidelines for eligible voters to register to vote.

Equifax credit freeze: Why to do this after the data breach — and how much it costs in each US state

Equifax data breach got you down? Here's how to freeze your credit and keep scammers from destroying your finances.

This is the best free thing to do in every state in America

Whoever said, "Nothing in life is free" hasn't checked out our list of free things to do in the United States.

The best ice cream shops in all 50 states

From coast to coast, here are the cones you need to try.

Angry constituents descend upon senators’ offices across the US to #SitInSaveLives for health care

Protesters are being arrested just for trying to talk to their representatives.
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These 3 Republican governors could pose the biggest threat to the Senate health care bill

Why some Republican governors oppose their own party's health care bill

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich's website hacked with pro-ISIS propaganda

The same attack also hit government websites in Brookhaven, New York, and Howard County, Maryland, according to reports.

Wow! signal: After 40 years, we may finally know what that mystery sign from space was

The puzzle captivated astronomers for decades. Now it's likely solved.

Voter roll purges emerge as the latest way to suppress liberal turnout

The young and economically disadvantaged could be hit hardest if the high court sides with Ohio.

At these bed-and-beverages, alcohol isn't limited to the hotel bar

If you've ever wanted to mix your own gin or get a hop-oil massage, visit one of these hotels.

Here's where Sears, Kmart, JCPenney and other chain stores are closing across America

These are the specific locations of retailers near you shutting down in 2017, including Abercrombie & Fitch, BCBG and CVS.

'Big Brother' 2017 season premiere date announced: 3 things to know

A few facts on the next season of the reality show.
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Future 2017 tour with Migos: Concert dates, locations and how to buy tickets

Find out when the rapper is coming to a city near you.
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This Week in Reproductive Rights: Planned Parenthood protests, an ACLU challenge and more

Anti-abortion advocates are gearing up for a busy weekend of protesting funding to Planned Parenthood.