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'Here again': Abortion activists rally 50 years after Roe

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — From beach cities to snow-covered streets, abortion supporters rallied by the thousands on Sunday, Jan. 22, to demand protections for reproductive rights and mark the 50th anniversary of the now-overturned Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that established federal protections for the procedure.
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Hazing suit at Bowling Green ends with nearly $3M settlement

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The family of a student who died from alcohol poisoning while pledging a fraternity will receive nearly $3 million from Bowling Green State University to settle its hazing-related lawsuit, according to an agreement announced recently.
As part of the settlement, the family of Stone Foltz and the university both said they will wor ... (full story)


Ohio death row inmate resentenced, could get parole

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prison inmate who has spent nearly four decades on death row in the murder of a convenience store clerk has been resentenced to a term that could allow his release on parole.
Lucas County Judge Stacy Cook vacated Gregory Esparza's death sentence and imposed a new term of 30 years to life with cr ... (full story)


Foundation empties coffers to fund Black paper in Baltimore

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In a rare move for philanthropy, Adam Holofcener and his family emptied their foundation's coffers and gave $1 million — nearly all the money it had left to give — to support Lisa Snowden-McCray's dream: a free newspaper staffed by Black editors and writers in Baltimore to provide news primarily for the city's Black resi ... (full story)


State laws vary widely on whether felons can run for office

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of a defeated New Mexico candidate arrested in a politically motivated shooting spree has turned a spotlight on an issue that has been evolving in the states: whether people with criminal convictions are eligible to run for public office.
Solomon Peña overwhelmingly lost a bid for the New ... (full story)