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GOP lawmakers in Virginia are trying to reverse Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order to restore the voting rights of more than 200,000 individuals who were formerly incarcerated. Republicans filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of Virginia complaining Gov. McAuliffe overstepped his authority last month when he restored felons’ voting rights. They have also accused McAuliffe of rushing […]

  Women in Louisiana may lose access to abortion services if the state passes a new law enacting a secretive overhaul of its clinic regulations.…

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - In response to reports of the $13 million gap in Cleveland’s public school budget, PETA has sent a letter to Cleveland…

Jesse Lee Peterson, the controversial conservative preacher and regular guest of Sean Hannity, said in a recent video it was a mistake to allow women…

WASHINGTON — In a nod to a dramatic shift in public opinion, Barack Obama on Wednesday became the first sitting president to announce his support…

OHIO TALKING POINTS Since the 2004 election, Ohio has made exercising the right to vote for its citizens easier, more accessible and convenient.  Now, a new law, pushed by Republican Governor Kasich and his allies, threatens to roll back that progress and make it more difficult and confusing for Ohioans to make their voice heard […]

According to court documents, this sect follows a strict code of conduct, called Ordnung, which “regulates everything from hairstyle and dress to education and transportation.” They believe that displays of “loud” colors should be avoided, along with the use of “worldly symbols.” Swartzentruber Amish believe such symbols indicate the user no longer trusts fully in […]

The mental state of serial-killing suspect Anthony Sowell is being scrutinized before his trial, which is set to begin next month. His lawyers want a judge to withhold more than 10 hours of statements Sowell made to police following his arrest. They included comments about hearing voices and blacking out and were not voluntarily made, […]

It took more than four decades for a former Alabama state trooper to be indicted on charges that he gunned down a black demonstrator – a killing that helped galvanize the civil rights movement. Now a three-year delay for the trial has both sides fearing that elderly witnesses could die before they get a chance […]

Lawyers for suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell argued this morning in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court that East Cleveland police should not have questioned him last week in the County Jail. The detectives confirmed that Sowell knew a woman who disappeared in 1989. His attorneys, John Parker and Rufus Sims, asked Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold to bar […]