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Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women

CHICAGO (AP) — Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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Ohio governor announces first-ever police standards board

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A first-ever Ohio police standards board will lay out rules that law enforcement agencies must follow governing the proper use of deadly force, Gov. John Kasich announced Wednesday in a move sparked by a series of fatal police shootings in the past year, including the November death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland.

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Ohio bill lets cities have areas for open-alcohol containers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some cities could have outdoor refreshment areas where revelers could walk outside with open containers of alcohol under a bill headed to the Ohio governor.

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Ohio commemorates 150th anniversary of Lincoln's repose

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Statehouse is marking the anniversary of the repose of President Abraham Lincoln following his assassination 150 years ago.

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Ohio Senate OKs bill to ban sales of pure caffeine products

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Selling pure caffeine products would become a misdemeanor offense under a measure that has passed the Ohio Senate.

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Governor's community-police panel to issue final report

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The panel commissioned by Gov. John Kasich to study police and community relations in Ohio after several fatal shootings has emphasized accountability, trust, training and education.

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Judge in Cleveland police shooting case described as careful

CLEVELAND (AP) — The judge who will decide a Cleveland police officer's charges in the fatal shootings of two unarmed citizens has a reputation as a careful and deliberative jurist, attorneys say.

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Senate weighs tougher prison terms for Ohio gun crimes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans who repeatedly use guns to commit crimes would face tougher penalties under a proposal before the state senate.

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