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A WHO report finds nearly 15 million deaths associated with COVID-19 worldwide

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Nearly 15 million people around the world have died from COVID’s impact, directly or indirectly, during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a new World Health Organization report. It’s also about three times higher than governments have reported so far. University of Washington’s Jonathan Wakefield, whose modeling work… Read More

Protesters rally at the Texas State Capitol on May 4, 2021 in Austin to stop proposed medical care ban legislation that would criminalize gender-affirming care.

Nearly half of LGBTQ youth seriously considered suicide, survey finds

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Nearly half of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, according to a survey from the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis support for LGBTQ youth, published its annual survey this week. The survey found rising rates of suicidal thoughts, as well as significant… Read More

Perry Nuclear Power Plant

Ohio Democratic Party sues DeWine over FirstEnergy, nuclear bailout law records

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration, saying they’re breaking the state’s public records law in turning over documents with information blacked out. The lawsuit demands those documents related to the House Bill 6 corruption scandal be turned over without the redactions.Democrats are searching… Read More

The new Ohio Redistricting Commission sits in a row in a committee meeting

Failing to adopt new maps, Ohio Redistricting Commission resubmits unconstitutional plan

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Redistricting Commission failed to meet a court-ordered deadline to adopt new state legislative district maps Thursday evening and instead opted to resubmit a set of maps already invalidated by the Ohio Supreme Court. Democratic members of the commission made a motion to accept a new draft of… Read More