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Work From Home Congress? House OKs Proxy Votes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Neither Civil War nor Great Depression nor any other national crisis has pushed the House to allow lawmakers to vote by proxy. That’s about to change during the coronavirus pandemic. The House has approved a package of historic rules changes so Congress can keep functioning even while it’s partly closed. Debate has… Read More

Ohio Prison System Resumes Accepting County Jail Inmates

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio prison system says it’s going to resume accepting inmates from county jails to begin their prison sentences. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction suspended inmate intake as the coronavirus pandemic spread to try to lower the overall prison population. Despite the move, nearly 4,500 inmates system-wide have tested positive,… Read More