Participation Nation
11:33 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Reading For Life In South Bend, Ind.

A stack of Reading For Life favorites.
Courtesy of RFL

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 6:08 pm

Seven years ago, Alesha Seroczynski became a central character in an incredible story about second chances for juvenile offenders in South Bend. With the University of Notre Dame, she developed Reading for Life, a program that combines reading literature, studying seven classic virtues — Justice, Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, Fidelity, Hope, Charity — and being mentored to help students make better life choices.

Alesha and more than 30 volunteer mentors have graduated 150 juveniles from the program — 97 percent have not re-offended.

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The Two-Way
10:21 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Former Navy SEAL's Account Of Bin Laden Raid Differs From Govt. Version

This image courtesy of publisher Dutton, a member of Penguin Group USA, show the cover of the upcoming book "No Easy Day."
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 11:45 am

The Associated Press and The Huffington Post have gotten their hands on early copies of No Easy Day. As Mark wrote earlier this month, the book is a firsthand account of the secret military raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

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Shots - Health Blog
10:18 am
Wed August 29, 2012

When Flu Hits, Kids With Neurological Problems Are Vulnerable

People wait in line at the Durham County Health Department for the H1N1 flu vaccination in Durham, N.C., in November 2009.
Gerry Broome AP

Flu is most deadly for children with neurologic problems and disorders, an analysis of swine flu fatalities finds.

The results come from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers who looked at childhood fatalities during the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009, when there were five times the usual number of deaths.

In all, 43 percent of the deaths occurred in children who had neurologic diseases, such as cerebral palsy and epilepsy, or developmental disorders.

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News
10:14 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Democrats Praise Judge's Ruling On Provisional Ballots

Two Democratic lawmakers are urging Ohio's elections chief not to appeal a federal judge's order requiring the state to change its rules for counting provisional ballots.

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News
10:03 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Husted Fires Suspended Elections Officials

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has fired two Democratic members of the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

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It's All Politics
10:03 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Convention Lineup Aside, Minority Votes Still A Tough Sell For GOP

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Earlier in the day, she said: "It's offensive to me as a woman and as a minority that Democrats can go and say, 'That party hates you,' and can get away with that."
Mark Wilson Getty Images

It's become a perennial problem for Republicans, but not one that the party yet knows how to solve.

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News
9:59 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Columbus Homicide Listed 14 Years After Shooting

Columbus police say they've recorded an additional homicide for this year following the death of a 1998 shooting victim earlier this month.

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News
9:54 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Miners At Romney Event Lost A Day's Pay

It’s been two weeks since Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared at an Ohio coal mine with miners standing in the background, but now it appears that the campaign event was more than meets the eye.

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News
9:47 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Woman Found Along Road Dies

The severely burned woman found naked with a rope around her neck along a road in eastern Ohio has died. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman died Tuesday.

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News
9:41 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Kasich Touts Ohio's Comeback At Convention

Associated Press

At the Republican National Convention, Ohio Governor John Kasich used last night's prime-time speech to tell the story of the state's jobs comeback. The governor's critics though say it skated over some painful truths.

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