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Summer cooling assistance still available in Ohio

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DEATH PENALTY

The New York Times  Pope Francis declares death penalty unacceptable in all cases

Associated Press  Kasich done with stopping executions

GUN VIOLENCE

The Columbus Dispatch  As 3-D printed gun debate rages, Ohio AG DeWine says ‘it is legal to make a gun’

HUNGER

Food Research & Action Center  New report finds that more Americans, particularly children, are at risk of hunger

The Columbus Dispatch  Ohio ranks 18th in food hardship

DRUG-RELATED

The Philadelphia Inquirer  How opioids reshape your brain, and what scientists are learning about addiction

Associated Press  Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs bill increasing some drug penalties

 

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