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Abortion rights advocates and abortion rights opponents demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

How states are preparing for a Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The U.S. Supreme Court is soon expected to issue what could be a momentous decision upending abortion rights. Last month, a leaked draft revealed the conservative justices were preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving abortion regulation to the states. NewsHour’s Adam Kemp in Oklahoma City, Gabrielle Hays in St. Louis and… Read More

A hybrid bull, which lives on the A&K Ranch near Raymondville, Mo., stands in a field

Beefalo, a bison-cattle hybrid, is being touted as the healthy meat of the future

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Bison produce very lean meat, but they are wild animals that can be difficult to raise on a farm. Cattle are very docile, but their meat can be high in fat and not very healthy. That’s why proponents of a crossbreed — called beefalo — say they have what should be… Read More

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Ohio’s capital city limits how police use force on protesters

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio’s capital will be limited in how they can use force against protesters and will have to display officers’ names on their riot gear under changes being made to city law. Columbus City Council approved the changes Monday. It comes two years after police faced criticism for responding to… Read More

Dave Smith, center, photographed attending the 2015 North American Music Merchants convention in Anaheim, Calif.

Remembering Dave Smith, inventor of MIDI and the Prophet-5 synthesizer

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WASHIGNTON, D.C. (NPR) — The sound of pop music in the ’80s was shaped by synthesizers – and one of the most impactful people behind that sound was inventor Dave Smith, creator of the Prophet-5 synthesizer and founder of Sequential Circuits, the instrument’s small-scale production company. Though his most well-known inventions were decades in the… Read More

President Biden, left, talks with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., outside the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday as the two discuss ongoing negotiations in the Senate around gun law legislation.

Senate gun law negotiators working toward a deal by the end of the week

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Senate negotiators are racing to finalize an agreement on a narrow set of gun control proposals with a goal of finishing their work before the week’s end. Members of a bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday shuttled between negotiations, party briefings and White House conversations under intense political pressure to get… Read More

Erin Merryn, survivor of child sexual abuse and author, testifies at Ohio Senate Primary and Secondary Education Committee.

Survivor of child sexual abuse speaks out in Ohio Senate committee

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Senate Primary and Secondary Education Committee heard testimony from a survivor who has made it her life’s work to tour the country and put an end to child sexual abuse. Erin Merryn stood before the Senate committee holding her newborn baby in one arm and her childhood… Read More

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Hocking College looks forward to inaugural Black Diamond Music and Arts Festival this weekend

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Hocking College will present the inaugural Black Diamond Music and Arts Festival this weekend on the school’s campus. The event kicks off on Friday, June 10 and ends on Saturday, June 11, featuring over 20 bluegrass and country music performers, including Elle King, Marty Stuart, McGuffey Lane, and more. Dean of Workforce Development and Community… Read More

Brain Wilson sitting at audio recording board

Explore the life and career of the co-founder of The Beach Boys “Brian Wilson – Long Promised Road” on AMERICAN MASTERS, June 14 at 9 pm


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American Masters Presents the U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road June 14 on PBS Features an original song written by Wilson and Jim James and interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Nick Jonas, Jakob Dylan, Gustavo Dudamel and others   The principal originator of the “California sound,” musician, singer, songwriter, record producer… Read More