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August 1, 2014 | NPR · House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.
 
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Ohio

Jul 9, 2014 — Republicans have not won the state where they nominated their ticket since 1992, when the party renominated the first President Bush in Houston.
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Jun 24, 2014 — Amish country in Ohio is being hit hard by a measles outbreak. Most Amish aren't vaccinated, so the disease has spread quickly. But a push for vaccination has found many takers.
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May 29, 2014 — A federal judge has put Ohio's next two scheduled executions on hold, months after an inmate took more than 20 minutes to die in an execution in the state.
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Apr 28, 2014 — It took Dennis McGuire 24 minutes to die after the drugs were injected into his body back in January. After review, the state says he did not experience any pain, but it is upping the dosage.
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Apr 14, 2014 — A federal judge put a "stay" on his ruling, though, which apparently means his order affects only the four couples who sued to have their names put on their children's birth certificates.
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Apr 4, 2014 — Voters approved a prohibition in 2004. The judge, during arguments over a case involving birth certificates of children of same-sex couples, previewed a decision he plans to issue on April 14.
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Apr 1, 2014 — People turned out in droves Monday to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. They found long lines and eager helpers. Some will have to return later to finish up.
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Jan 16, 2014 — The state has run out of the drug used in past executions. The drugs administered to killer and rapist Dennis McGuire had not been used in Ohio before. He was treated "far more humanely" than the woman he killed, her family said Thursday.
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Oct 9, 2013 — Some say they like how the House speaker has stiffened his spine in his dealings with the White House and Senate Democrats. Others think he's boxed himself into a corner.
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Sep 25, 2013 — The Danish company that makes pentobarbital has refused to supply any more of the drug because the European Union opposes the death penalty.
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