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Retired lieutenant appointed interim Athens County sheriff

ATHENS, Ohio — A retired lieutenant will serve as the interim acting Athens County sheriff while the fate of elected but now-suspended Sheriff Pat Kelly is decided. County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn swore in Rodney Smith to the $69,372-a-year job yesterday, moments after the county commissioners voted to appoint him.

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Union urges state to hire more prison guards

The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, the union representing prison employees, urged state officials yesterday to add 400 corrections officers to the budget, nearly five times the 83 that Gov. John Kasich proposed hiring in his mid-biennium bud...

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3 Former Louisiana Governors Agree: Lawsuit Against 97 Oil And Gas Companies Should Proceed

The suit asks the companies to restore damaged wetlands or offer financial compensation for areas beyond repair. Current Gov. Bobby Jindal is trying to insert partisan politics into the matter. The post 3 Former Louisiana Governors Agree: Lawsuit Against 97 Oil And Gas Companies Should Proceed appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Former White House Speechwriter Has A Problem With Michelle Obama Being A Demanding Boss

Michelle Obama is a perfectionist with high standards. So what?The post Former White House Speechwriter Has A Problem With Michelle Obama Being A Demanding Boss appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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House Oversight Committee Democrats Ask GOP To End ‘Partisan Investigation’ Of Benghazi

"We believe it is time to end these seemingly endless and unsubstantiated political attacks," the committee's minority wrote to the chairman.The post House Oversight Committee Democrats Ask GOP To End ‘Partisan Investigation’ Of Benghazi appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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More GOP Senate Candidates Adopting Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

A ThinkProgress review of candidate campaign websites finds that Republican Senate candidates are putting their opposition to "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants front-and-center.The post More GOP Senate Candidates Adopting Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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In A ‘Historic Milestone’ For Global Health, 80 Percent Of The World Has Beaten Polio

"It is a day that all countries fought hard for, and a day when all stakeholders come together to celebrate the victory of mankind over a dreaded disease that, for centuries, has killed and disabled legions."The post In A ‘Historic Milestone’ For Global Health, 80 Percent Of The World Has Beaten Polio appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Obama Faces Challenge Of Shaping Saudi Arabia’s Role In Middle East Strategy

As President Obama travels to Saudi Arabia this week, his main challenge is to be straightforward with the Saudis about what we see as our interests and values informing our overall strategy for the region.The post Obama Faces Challenge Of Shaping Saudi Arabia’s Role In Middle East Strategy appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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How The World Vision Flip-Flop Demonstrates Conservatives’ Commitment To Anti-Gay Discrimination

World Vision's failed attempt to not discriminate proved that conservative Christians care more about denying jobs to the gay community than supporting humanitarian work.The post How The World Vision Flip-Flop Demonstrates Conservatives’ Commitment To Anti-Gay Discrimination appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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How Military Sexual Assault Victims Are Taking The Fight For Justice International

Twenty survivors -- 17 female and one male -- are taking their case to the Western Hemisphere's only international human rights body.The post How Military Sexual Assault Victims Are Taking The Fight For Justice International appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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