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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused of deliberately ignoring sex abuse scandal at Ohio State

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has been accused of turning a blind eye to sexual abuse at Ohio State more than two decades ago when he was a wrestling coach there.

NBC News reported Tuesday that three former wrestlers came forward with the allegations that Jordan knew they were being abused by former team doctor Richard Strauss, and that it was “common knowledge” that he would take showers with wrestlers. Jordan has denied knowledge of the scandal.

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Mike DiSabato, a former Ohio State wrestler whose accusations against Strauss led to the school opening an investigation into the allegations of abuse that took place from the mid-1970’s to the late 90’s, called Jordan a “liar.”

“I considered Jim Jordan a friend,” DiSabato told NBC. “But at the end of the day, he is absolutely lying if he says he doesn’t know what was going on.”

The former wrestler said he told Jordan that he planned to go public with the allegations against Strauss before doing so — and that the congressman asked to be left out of it, saying he didn’t want to be “involved.”

Dunyasha Yetts, who wrestled on Ohio State’s team in 1993 and 1994, told NBC that he and other team members alerted Jordan to Strauss’ alleged abuse.

“I remember I had a thumb injury and went into Strauss’ office and he started pulling down my wrestling shorts,” Yetts said. “I’m like, what the f— are you doing?”

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“I went out and told Russ [Hellickson, the team’s former head coach and Jordan’s mentor] and Jim what happened,” he continued. “I was not having it. They went in and talked to Strauss.”

Yetts also said that Jordan, whose locker was next to Strauss’, once told the team doctor that “he’d kill him if he tried anything with him.”

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Nervous Democrats hoping the Obamas will save the party from Bernie Sanders

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Nervous Democrats are hoping former President Barack Obama will step in and rescue the party from Bernie Sanders.

A number of top Democrats, including former President Bill Clinton, fear the Vermont senator will be demolished if he wins the nomination and will hand President Donald Trump another four-year term, reported the New York Times.

“People are worried,” said former Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, a former Democratic National Committee chairman who has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. “How you can spend four or five months hoping you don’t have to put a bumper sticker from that guy on your car.”

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Ron Paul unloads on Trump and accuses him of doing the ‘bidding’ of the ‘Deep State’

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For many years, former Rep. Ron Paul was the most prominent libertarian in Congress — often frustrating fellow Republicans by voting against their spending bills. Paul, now 84, left Congress in early January 2013 but still speaks out about politics. And in his February 24 column for the Ron Paul Institute’s website, the Texas libertarian is vehemently critical of President Donald Trump for, as he sees it, throwing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the bus.

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Why is Trump trying to kill a small agency with a big impact on public safety?

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Pipe fitter Jody Gooch and welders Sedrick Stallworth and William Rolls Jr. stood just feet away when a tank exploded at the Packaging Corporation of America pulp and paper mill in DeRidder, Louisiana. The blast killed the contract workers, injured seven others and hurtled the 80-foot tank six stories into the air.

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) concluded that welding sparks likely ignited turpentine vapors that built up inside the tank, and the agency released a comprehensive incident report and safety video to protect workers at other mills.

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