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Poll: Ohio anti-union bill headed for defeat

Voters in Ohio are poised to vote no on a referendum on Gov. John Kasich’s (R) anti-union bill, according to a new poll. Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that 59 percent of voters oppose SB 5, while just 36 percent plan to approve it during Tuesday’s election. “What might be…

Officers forced to shoot dozens of escaped animals at close range

Authorities in Zanesville, Ohio said Wednesday they were forced to kill dozens of dangerous animals — including lions, tigers and other large carnivores — after as many as 51 escaped from a local farm. “It is still not a completely secured area,” Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said at a…

Health reforms ‘need to be cuddled,’ fmr. GOP Senate leader declares

House Republicans are moving forward with their plan to vote on repealing health care reform but a Republican former Senate Majority Leader says they should give up on the idea. “It is not the bill that [Republicans] would have written,” Former Sen. Bill Frist said at a press conference Tuesday.…

GOP captures governorships in at least 10 states

GOP takes Dem governorships in at least 10 states; Dems hold NY with Cuomo win, take Calif. Republicans captured Democratic governorships in at least 10 states on Tuesday, including some prime presidential battlegrounds, and hoped for even more statehouse gains. The same tide sweeping Republicans into office in Congress was…

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