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First Penis Transplant in U.S. Performed

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  Doctors say the United States’ first recipient of a transplanted penis is recovering well from the delicate surgery. Surgeons on the Massachusetts General Hospital team who performed the transplant on 64-year-old Thomas Manning say blood is flowing to the organ. They say there are no signs of bleeding, rejection or infection, and that they’re cautiously optimistic… Read More

Portman Hopeful on Anti-Drug Legislation

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CINCINNATI (AP) – Ohio’s Republican senator says he thinks the nation’s opioid abuse crisis will transcend election-year politics as Congress tries to work out compromise legislation on the problem. Rob Portman on Monday toured First Step Home, which provides residential treatment and out-patient programs for addicted mothers. Portman is a chief sponsor of a Senate-passed… Read More

A Conversation with Randy Newman

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June 5, Randy Newman will take the stage at the Nelsonville Music Festival as this year’s headliner. Given that the man’s discography has earned him a whopping six Grammys, three Emmys and two Academy Awards (on top of inductions into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a PEN New… Read More

Lawmakers Hear Arguments on Renewable Energy

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State lawmakers have begun hearings on a pair of bills regarding Ohio’s renewable energy mandates. One measure would extend the current freeze on clean-energy standards for three years and the other would freeze the requirements indefinitely. Legislators are pushing for the extension despite Gov. John Kasich’s objections and opposition from environmentalists… Read More