$3.4 million in cocaine seized by drug trafficking task force in Ohio
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Indexed 2018-06-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1438658323)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Six people were arrested in Columbus after 75 pounds of cocaine worth $3.4 million were seized, according to Attorney General Mike DeWine. The arrests were made after the Central Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission/High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force said it found evidence showing the drugs were being transported from Mexico to Columbus on a semi. Investig
 
 

$9 million spent in Ohio's GOP governor primary's last weeks
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Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine addresses supporters after winning the primary election, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston) By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) It turns out Ohios roller coaster primary season was just as tumultuous under the hood as it was on the surface, as personal loans drove on
 
 

Bill would allow municipal tax to pay for dental care for at-risk children
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Indexed 2018-06-19 04:31:36 (Article ID 1438702253)

A Cleveland Democrat pitched a legislative measure to allow Ohio municipalities to levy a tax for the purposes of covering costs of dental health of a citys most vulnerable residents. Rep. John Barnes Jr., D-Cleveland, proposed House Bill 675 to authorize imposition of a municipal property tax levy not exceeding one mill per dollar of taxable value for the purpose of funding a local Hope for a
 
 

DeWine: 6 arrests follow $3.4 million cocaine bust in Columbus
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Indexed 2018-06-19 06:17:57 (Article ID 1438715874)

COLUMBUS -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the Central Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission/High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force announced Monday the arrests of six people following the seizure of approximately 75 pounds of cocaine. Authorities with the task force, which is part of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Ohio Organized Crime Investigatio
 
 

Gov. Kasich says it's “not an American value to be breaking up families”
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Indexed 2018-06-19 05:17:54 (Article ID 1438657219)

COLUMBUS Ohio Gov. John Kasich likened members of Congress to school children who think they need to ask permission from the principal President Trump before they take action on controversial topics such as immigration reform. He said everyone from Laura Bush to Bernie Sanders oppose the Trump administrations policy to separate children and parents when they are caught crossing the border i
 
 

New bill would require all US flags purchased by government to be 100% Made in the USA
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An Ohio lawmaker is hoping to change the way the U.S. government buys American flags. The current law states that any American flag purchased by the government mustbe at least 50 percent made in the USA. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, in a re-election year, is hoping to change that. On Monday morning, from the U.S.S. Cod in downtown Cleveland, Brown announced the All-American Flag Act. The legisl
 
 

New Ohio school plan: Equity, social issues as crucial as math, reading
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The state school boards new strategic plan for Ohio education puts development of social skills and leadership on equal footing with literacy, math and other traditional academics. The document calls a lack of equal opportunities from child to child Ohios greatest education challenge and it calls for a focus on the whole child, including physical, social, emotional and intellectual aspects. I
 
 

Ohio governor urges GOP to take advantage of his jobs record - WCPO Cincinnati, OH
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio Gov. John Kasich urged fellow Republicans on Monday to use his administrations economic success to cheer people up and win votes this fall. His advice came at a news conference with his budget director and the head of JobsOhio, the states privatized economic development office, where Kasich touted a series of positive trends: Ohios job creation rate is outpacing the nati
 
 

School groups, police, clergy back Kasich gun reform bill
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COLUMBUS A coalition seeking to reduce gun violence across Ohio is urging lawmakers to act quickly to enact Republican Gov. John Kasichs proposed gun law changes. Groups representing students, teachers, school counselors, police chiefs, pediatricians and Catholic clergy joined a letter sent last week to state legislative leaders. The groups criticized the Legislatures seeming lack of urge
 
 

What Ohio lawmakers think about families being separated at the border
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Indexed 2018-06-19 05:17:54 (Article ID 1438658205)

Gov. Kasich denounced President Trump's immigration policy that includes families being separated at the border, an issue that Republicans and Democrats alike have spoken out against. Kasich, who has repeatedly supported immigrants in Ohio, tweeted about the issue Friday. "Quit separating families," Kasich said in his tweet. "It's that simple." Quit separating families. It's that simp
 
 

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2K children alone: Trump's self-inflicted domestic crisis
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Indexed 2018-06-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1438622902)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of children split from their families at the U.S. southern border are being held in government-run facilities. A look at how we got here, whats real and whats not, and what might happen next. HOW DID WE GET HERE? Tens of thousands of parents and children, mostly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, have been caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in rec
 
 

A terrified 9-year-old boy's story symbolizes Trump's policy
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(CNN)There is a terrified 9-year-old boy in New York City right now. He and his mother fled Honduras to come to the United States' southern border. They had hoped our country would protect them from gang violence. Instead, the Trump administration yanked them apart, detained the child's mother and sent him to a federally-contracted facility in New York.There are many like him in New York City toda
 
 

After Trump summit, Pompeo may return soon to North Korea
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DETROIT (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he may return to North Korea to continue nuclear discussions before terribly long. Pompeo was speaking Monday to the Detroit Economic Club. He says theres a lot of work to do to flesh out the agreement that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un struck in Singapore last week. Pompeo says its hard to know whether there will ne
 
 

Amid outrage, Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen will not apologize for separating families
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Indexed 2018-06-19 05:17:54 (Article ID 1438660216)

MOREHomeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday defended her department's policies amid increasingly intense scrutiny over separating children from adults accused of illegally crossing the border.Nielsen, in a speech to the National Sheriffs Association in New Orleans, said the children are provided food, medical attention, education and anything else they might need."We have to do our
 
 
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Bill Maher says justice has finally been served for someone on Trumps team
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MORELast week was a rough one for the White House: President Trump made a few questionable statements that showed admiration for a dictator known for killing his own people; press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied rumors that she was leaving; and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was locked up. Trump's response to the Manafort news? He attempted to distance himself from the scandal
 
 
(CNN)Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said it is "difficult for me to believe" that President Donald Trump did not know about any of the contacts between his campaign and Russians that took place over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign."With each subsequent revelation of yet another meeting between someone from the Trump camp and Russians, it gets harder and harder
 
 

Comey refuses to testify to Congress, Grassley says McCabe pleads Fifth Amendment
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Fired FBI Director James Comey refused to appear before Congress on Monday to talk about his handling of the Clinton email investigation, and his fired deputy, Andrew McCabe, asserted his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, Sen. Charles E. Grassley said. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch also declined to show up for a major hearing where the Senate Judiciary Committee was looki
 
 

Democratic lawmakers call on Trump to visit detention centers
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Indexed 2018-06-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1438623113)

Brownsville, Texas (CNN)Democratic Reps. Ben Ray Luj¡n and Joaquin Castro on Monday called on President Donald Trump to visit the South Texas border and witness the separation between immigrant parents and children."Mr. President, if you really are in charge, pick up the phone and stop this," Luj¡n told reporters in Brownsville, Texas. "The President should come visit these children."Castro, of Te
 
 

Donald Trump Threatens New Tariffs on $200 Billion in China Imports
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WASHINGTON--President Donald Trump escalated a trade conflict with China Monday, asking his administration to identify a new list of $200 billion in Chinese goods that would be penalized with tariffs. The move followed tariffs applied last week on $50 billion in Chinese imports to the U.S., designed to punish China for unfair trade practices. Beijing immediately threatened to retaliate with its
 
 

Ex-CIA employee charged with stealing, leaking classified national defense info
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Indexed 2018-06-19 05:17:54 (Article ID 1438696355)

NEW YORK A former CIA employee was charged Monday with stealing classified national defense information from the agency that emerged publicly in March 2017, when WikiLeaks began releasing some of the CIAs hacking tools. Joshua Adam Schulte, of Manhattan, was charged in a 13-count superseding indictment returned by a grand jury. He was expected to be arraigned on the charges on Wednesday. Accord
 
 

Fact check: Trump wrong to say IG report exonerates him or says Comey acted criminally
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Former FBI director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.(Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)It says Comey was insubordinate in deciding to make a public statement about the investigation on July 5, 2016, and not tell his superiors in the Department of Justice about it beforehand.IG report: Comey admitted that he concealed his intentions from the Department until the morning of
 
 

GOP candidate for California governor pushes gas tax repeal
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Indexed 2018-06-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1438622719)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Republican candidate for California governor John Cox on Monday blasted a recent gas tax increase, previewing a central theme of his campaign message about the states high cost of living. Cox, a businessman from the San Diego area who has never held elected office, faces an uphill battle in November against Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Cox is the chairman of a camp
 
 

GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions
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Indexed 2018-06-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1438622755)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik), Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and the governors of Alaska, Pennsylvania, Nevada, North Carolina, Montana, Washington and Maryland issued a
 
 

John Kasich: Trump's family separation policy is 'insane'
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Ohio's Republican governor and fmr. 2016 competitor to Donald Trump joins to discuss the president's migrant family separation policy and politics in the age of Trump.Jun.19.2
 
 

Koch brothers won't back GOP nominee Corey Stewart in Va. Senate race
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Indexed 2018-06-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1438622681)

RICHMOND, Va. A tea party group backed by billionaire conservatives plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. News outlets report that Americans for Prosperity has announced it wont support Republican nominee Corey Stewart as he tries to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. The group is the main political operation funded by industrialists Charles and David Koch. It spent heavil
 
 

Laura Bush rips into Trump for 'cruel,' 'immoral' child separations
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Indexed 2018-06-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1438622898)

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Laura Bush, say it aint so. The former first lady is the latest to jump on the anti-President Donald Trump train to slam this White House over largely fabricated, media-frenzied stories of child separations at the border. In a piece for The Washington Post, she wrote: I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this
 
 

Majority oppose policy that causes family separation, but Republicans approve
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(CNN)Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the Trump administration's practice of taking undocumented immigrant children from their families and putting them in government facilities on US borders, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Only 28% approve. But among Republicans, there is majority support for the policy that has resulted in an uptick of children being separated from their familie
 
 

Potential 2020 Trump primary challengers eagerly join uproar against family separations at border
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Indexed 2018-06-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1438622771)

Republicans eyeing a run against President Trump in 2020 have eagerly joined the uproar over the treatment of illegal immigrant children at the border. They seized upon the spectacle of children taken away from parents charged with border jumping and used it as a platform to call the president and the policy shameful and heartless. But political insiders doubted the rhetoric would resonate with R
 
 

Republican Staffer Tapped for U.S. Financial Research Agency
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Indexed 2018-06-19 06:17:57 (Article ID 1438714711)

WASHINGTON--The Trump administration plans to nominate a Republican congressional staffer to lead a beleaguered financial-research agency that has been without a permanent chief since last year. The White House said it intends to pick Dino Falaschetti, chief economist for the House Financial Services Committee, to be director of the U.S. Office of Financial Research.
 
 

Sen. Jeff Merkley: DHS chief Nielsen should 'absolutely, 100%' resign
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Indexed 2018-06-19 05:17:54 (Article ID 1438696439)

(CNN)Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley called for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign Monday after accusing her of telling "a lot of whoppers" at a contentious White House press briefing where she defended the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the border.Appearing on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront," the Oregon senator, who had spent Father's D
 
 

Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm
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Indexed 2018-06-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1438622792)

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Monday approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military and would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. The Chinese company is accused of violating trade laws by selling sensitive technologies to North Korea and Iran. The Trump administration announced a deal with ZTE earlier
 
 

The Latest: Cruz promises bill to deal with border crisis
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Indexed 2018-06-19 03:15:23 (Article ID 1438622796)

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times EDT): 8 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he is introducing emergency legislation intended to keep migrant families together. Cruz has released a statement saying: All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers. This must stop.