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GOP tide rolls on in Ohio, swing state now Trump country?

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Democrats can't worry right now about how to turn Ohio blue. First, they have to figure out how to get it back to purple in a state where President Donald Trump is a force for Republicans.
Republicans on Election Day again swept the races for governor and four other state offices. That's the third-strai ... (full story)

Federal suit: University threatens Christian professor to act contrary to conscience

A group that advocates on behalf of individuals who wish to freely live out their faith has taken up the cause of a Shawnee State University philosophy professor who faces "corrective actions" by his employer over a transgender student's complaint.
Attorneys from Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit last week against t ... (full story)

Michigan eyed as bellwether for legal pot in Midwest

Michigan eyed as bellwether for legal pot in Midwest

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is aiming to build a potentially lucrative industry from the ground up with passage of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana.
It could do more by serving as a model for the rest of the Midwest — and possibly beyond.
Michigan is the first Midwestern state to legalize recreati ... (full story)

Democratic gains over GOP after midterms come with cautions

Democratic gains over GOP after midterms come with cautions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week's midterm elections offered revealing lessons for both parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election.
For Democrats, a string of statewide victories in Rust Belt states opened a potential path back to the White House. But President Donald Trump's Republican Party foun ... (full story)

No due process violation for defendant required to prove ‘blackout’ defense

A divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently that the Franklin County Common Pleas Court did not violate Darin K. Ireland’s constitutional rights when the court required Ireland to prove his defense of “blackout” — acting in an unconscious state because of disease or injury — by a preponderance of the ev ... (full story)