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Gold shops await rule on fines, licensing
Jewelry, coin and “we buy gold” shops are awaiting the outcome of litigation that could affect regulation of their industry. Worries about fines and restrictions already have hurt some stores’ bottom lines.
National Guard in 9 states told to comply with same-sex spouse policy
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the head of the National Guard “to take immediate action” to ensure that same-sex spouses of guard personnel in nine states — including Texas, Florida and South Carolina — are allowed to register for full benefits an receive identification cards giving them access to military bases in keeping with a Pentagon policy that went into effect in September.
Cleveland kidnap survivor sits down with Dr. Phil
One of three women who escaped from a ramshackle Cleveland home after more than a decade in captivity is about to share her story.
Volatile prices at gas pumps give drivers whiplash
Local gasoline prices are swinging up and down ever more drastically, a result of a national fuel system that is operating with a shrinking margin for error.
Premature births in the U.S. hit 15-year low, but still called high
The rate of premature births dropped slightly in the United States last year, but the country still has a ways to go before reaching the March of Dimes’ goal of only 9.6 percent of babies born prematurely.
What does a $36 cut in food stamps look like on the kitchen table?
More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps awoke on Friday to deal with the harsh reality that their benefits will decrease because emergency payments from the federal government to stimulate the economy have expired.
Food stamp benefits to decrease for Ohioans starting on Friday
About 1.8 million Ohioans will see their food stamp benefits decrease slightly on Friday, which advocates for the poor say is going to hurt.
Patterson leads first Ohio Education Funding Caucus meeting
State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) organized and led the inaugural meeting of the Ohio Education Funding Caucus (EFC) on Wednesday. Discussion revolved around forming a general framework for how the group will operate and decide what goals they should pursue.
Tea party attitude toward Obama influenced by race, researchers say
Following the pledge of allegiance, a group of conservative Marylanders take their seats and listen to Delegate Neil Parrott, R-Washington County, who earnestly urges them to vote in the upcoming state elections.
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