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Trudeau Says Canada Will Cease Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria And Iraq

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canada will cease its airstrikes against self-proclaimed Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria by Feb. 22.It will remain part of the coalition targeting the militants.Canadian troops will now "focus on training and advising local security forces to take their fight directly to ISIL," according to a government statement.Canada says it will still assist with aerial refueling and surveillance activities associated with the airstrikes.The...
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The Ohio Highway Patrol says a local man took his own life on the Statehouse grounds last night.

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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation giving St. Stephens Community house a 100 thousand dollar contract to fight infant mortality.

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections has reinstated a parole officer after determining he did not violate policies or procedures while supervising a former inmate accused of killing a Danville police officer.

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If you want to know whether Hillary Clinton will stay close to Bernie Sanders Tuesday, or are looking for an early hint of how the Republican race will end up, here's a tip: Keep an eye on Rochester.

The cost of Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich's security detail has risen since he began running for president last year. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says nearly 244 thousand Ohioans signed up for private insurance or renewed coverage through the federal marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act.

A disability rights group says it's found gaps in the way Ohio schools enforce a rule limiting the seclusion and restraint of unruly students.

2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the start of the nation's H-I-V/AIDS epidemic.

The Ohio Attorney General's office says more than 98 hundred previously untested rape kids have now been tested.

Central Ohioans are paying 18 less for a gallon of regular gasoline this week than last.

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Water In Columbus Is Abundant, But Drinkable Water In Flint, MI Is Scarce

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WCBE Presents The Travelin' McCourys Live From Studio A Thurs. Feb. 11, 2016 @ 2PM!

The Travelin' McCourys will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at the Park Street Saloon with Billy Strings! Tune in for live music, conversation and chances to win tickets to the show!It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!www.wcbe.org/listen - LISTEN LIVE!BIO:No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury,...
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Is It Time To Stop Using Race In Medical Research?

Genetics researchers often discover certain snips and pieces of the human genome that are important for health and development, such as the genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia. And scientists noticed that genetic variants are more common in some races, which makes it seem like race is important in genetics research.But some researchers say that we've taken the concept too far. To find out what that means, we've talked to two of the authors of an article...
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For Mardi Gras, Les Bon Temps Rouler In Mobile, Ala., Too

New Orleans is famous for its rollicking carnival to celebrate Mardi Gras, but the party has deep roots in another Gulf Coast city, Mobile, Ala.And in Mobile, carnival rules this time of year, even in the city council chambers. "Good morning and happy Mardi Gras," says city council president Gina Gregory as she welcomes masked and costumed revelers for a special proclamation marking 185 years of street celebrations in Mobile.One of them is Wayne Dean, the city's semi-official Mardi Gras...
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