America has an infant mortality crisis. Meet the black doulas trying to change that

In the US, black babies die at twice the rate of white babies. In Cleveland, the mortality rate is nearly three times as high. Can birth advocates make a difference in one of Americas most segregated cities? Rachel is a college-educated professional pianist who lives in a middle-class leafy Ohio, a former urban powerhouse which […]

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Ohio theme park ride malfunctions, killing one and injuring seven

Spinning ride called the Fire Ball appears to hit object, throwing riders into the air on first day of state fair At least one person has died and seven others have been injured after an amusement park ride malfunctioned on the opening day of the Ohio State fair. Five of the injured were in a […]

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Facebook Live killing: broadcast of shooting sparks US hunt for suspect

Cleveland police search for Steve Stephens who they say broadcast video on Sunday in which he claims other killings Police in the US are searching for a suspect who they said broadcast himself killing a man on Facebook Live and who claimed to have killed others. The Cleveland division of police said on Sunday it […]

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Police give terminally ill teen her bucket-list wish to stun gun someone

Alyssa Elkins says it was awesome to zap Ohio sergeant who volunteered for the task to make her day Police in central Ohio helped a teenage leukaemia patient cross off quite a shocking bucket-list item: she wanted to use a stun gun on someone. After a bit of training from Newark police, 16-year-old Alyssa Elkins […]

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Premature baby hippo fights for survival in Cincinnati Zoo

Staff hand-nurse female calf of mother Bibi and father Henry after it was born around six weeks early and well below normal birth weight Cincinnati Zoo staff have begun 24-hour critical care for a baby hippo that was born around six weeks early. The zoo said 17-year-old Bibi gave birth early on Tuesday to the […]

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Ohio judge stays three executions amid challenge over lethal injection drugs

Execution of Ronald Phillips dependent on outcome of his legal challenge over law shielding details about drugs, as state moves to new three-drug combination A federal judge issued a stay on Monday in the planned January execution of an Ohio death row inmate and for the next two inmates scheduled to die in 2017, a […]

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USA wrestler Logan Stieber’s stolen world championship medal returned

Former Ohio State wrestler has world championship gold medal returned to him after it was stolen on Monday night It wasnt the homecoming Logan Stieber had in mind when he returned from Budapest on Monday after winning his first world championship. The 26-year-old Ohio native had only just landed in Columbus when he discovered the […]

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Cincinnati Zoo barrier for Harambe was below standard, report finds

Federal inspectors praise zoo for swift and comprehensive corrective action; gorilla was shot dead after three-year-old boy fell into enclosure Federal inspectors concluded that the Cincinnati Zoos barrier to keep the public and gorillas separate was not in compliance with standards for housing primates when a three-year-old boy slipped into their exhibit, resulting in the

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USA-Mexico World Cup qualifier given added tension in wake of Trump victory

The two old rivals meet on Friday night in Columbus but tensions are raised after an election that has seen incendiary anti-Latino rhetoric Tensions ahead of an always charged USA-Mexico soccer game this Friday have suddenly been magnified by the election of Donald Trump as Americas 45th president. Trump ran a scorched-earth campaign that openly […]

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Would Trump actually quit the race?

(CNN)Critical clues in the next wave of polling. A risky bet in Nevada. And Trump Tower palace intrigue. It’s all a part of this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast, where you get a taste of tomorrow’s news today. Nervousness in Nevada Among those was Nevada congressman Joe Heck, who on Saturday forcefully called on Trump to […]

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