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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with actress Isabella Rossellini

Season Six | FINDING YOUR ROOTS | Premieres Tuesday, October 8


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SEASON SIX OF “FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.” PREMIERES OCTOBER 8, 2019 AND AIRS THROUGH FALL 2020 New Episodes Explore Ancestry Stories of Melissa McCarthy, Jordan Peele, Issa Rae, Justina Machado, Sasheer Zamata, Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston, Gayle King, Nancy Pelosi, RuPaul, Zac Posen, Terry Gross, Marc Maron, Jeff Goldblum, Eric Stonestreet,… Read More

Signs argue both sides of the abortion debate

State Agency Reports 2% Drop in Induced Abortions in 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Department of Health says the number of induced abortions in the state continued a downward trajectory last year. The department said in a report released Tuesday that 20,425 abortions were reported last year for a drop of 2% from the 20,893 reported in 2017. Officials say last year’s decrease… Read More

Judge Dan Polster in his office

Drug Stores Trying to Remove Judge from Opioid Litigation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of drug retailers and distributors asked an Ohio federal appeals court Tuesday to disqualify the judge overseeing national opioid litigation after the judge himself denied their requests. Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, McKesson and Cardinal Health told the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Former Kentucky House Speaker Won’t Run for Reelection

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s former House speaker says he won’t run for reelection in 2020, ending a long legislative career tarnished by his involvement in a secret sexual harassment settlement. Republican Rep. Jeff Hoover says it’s the right time for him to step aside from the legislature and focus on his law practice and… Read More

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Kentucky Releases New School Accountability Report

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s new school accountability system has awarded the highest five-star rating to 56 schools, while 89 schools lag at the other end of the scale with the lowest score. The vast majority of public schools fall into the mid-range, three-star category. The accountability report was released Tuesday by Kentucky education officials…. Read More

Rep. Tim Ryan

4 Presidential Candidates to Headline Ohio Democrats’ Dinner

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The national Democratic chairman and four of the party’s 2020 presidential contenders are scheduled to headline the Ohio Democratic Party’s biggest annual fundraiser. The party announced the line-up for its State Dinner Monday. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will be joined by White House candidates Julián Castro, Amy Klobuchar, Tim… Read More

Red and blue lights, as if from a police vehicle

All 4 Escapees From Gallia Co. Jail Arrested in North Carolina

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CARY, N.C. (AP) — All four inmates who overpowered two female corrections officers and escaped from a county jail in Ohio were caught Monday in North Carolina after more than a day on the run, authorities in both states said. Three men who escaped from the Gallia County jail early Sunday were “captured without incident”… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine delivers his first State of the State address

DeWine Calls for Change at State Psychiatric Hospitals

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s 17-point plan to address gun violence in the state following the recent mass shooting includes freeing up space at state psychiatric hospitals for people threatening violence or suicide. The Republican governor called on lawmakers to create a process that would allow courts to send people who are… Read More

A reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly

Coroner Issues Alert After 10 Fatal Overdoses in 26 Hours

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county coroner has issued an alert after 10 overdose deaths were reported within 26 hours. The Franklin County Coroner’s Office posted on Facebook on Sunday, calling the number of overdoses “unusually high” for that period. Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the county coroner, says residents with family or friends at risk… Read More