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Updated Apr 30, 2016 at 12:35 AM

Our friend Melody’s flight was delayed, so I had plenty of time to watch people come and go at the airport.

Updated Apr 30, 2016 at 12:33 AM

Some politicians are known for throwing a punch. Ted Cruz has developed a knack for becoming a punch line.

Updated at 12:14 PM

April 24-30 is National Reentry Week. Reentry is a correctional term of art that encompasses the release of prisoners in federal, state and local lock-ups who are making the transition from prison to the community.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 4:32 PM

The Democrats and Republicans are finally pushing back against the argument that there is no real difference between the parties these days.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 11:20 AM

President Barack Obamaís visit to Britain, including a joint news conference with Prime Minister David Cameron on April 22, underscores the vital partnership between that nation and the United States. The visit also highlights the complementary...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 9:38 AM

A group of Ohio State University students, who spent the past year advocating improvements in the universityís food system, has won $5,000 to help its cause.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Iím getting old.I know that. My boys remind me when I forget. After playing soccer or basketball with my sons, my body is quick to remind me as well.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 10:06 AM

The marijuana legalization question on the ballots in about a dozen states this fall may be a simple yes or no proposition. But todayís conversation about marijuana is more complicated than youíd think, especially compared to the mostly one-sided...

Updated Apr 22, 2016 at 9:26 AM

The Orange County, California district attorney convened a committee of legal experts to respond to a jailhouse informant scandal that rocked the office. Men and women were being sent to prison, some for life, based on the unreliable testimony of...

Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 11:04 AM

When the going gets tough, you can always expect distractions from elected officials.Most state coffers arenít full enough to offer free bread, but there is always plenty of money for circuses.

Updated Apr 20, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Once again in Afghanistan, the Taliban has captured headlines through a spectacular and startling military attack. On April 19, a terrorist explosion rocked a section of Kabul. Early estimates indicate 28 people were killed and approximately 300...

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