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Tornadoes and severe winds strike central US as another round of rain and snow is set to pummel the West and North

CNN– As severe storms prompted at least nine tornado reports in parts of the central US, a barrage of snow, rain and harsh wind is forecast Monday in places from the West Coast to the Great Lakes, including...

Soil from the train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio, being collected for disposal.
Ohio EPA

Texas and Michigan officials say they didn’t know water, soil from Ohio train wreck would be transported into their jurisdictions

Nicki Brown, Sara Smart and Ralph Ellis, CNN February 25, 2023

(CNN) -- The federal Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Norfolk Southern to stop its shipments of hazardous waste from the site of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, so that it can...

The coldest wind chills in decades will thrash New England as 8 deaths are now linked to an ice storm in the South

CNN— Dangerous wind chills as cold as 50 degrees Fahrenheit below zero are set to blast the Northeast as the number of deaths linked to an ice storm in the South rose to eight. The mind-numbing wind...

President Joe Biden speaks at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on August 30. A federal judge in Texas has struck down Bidens student loan forgiveness program, declaring it illegal.

Federal court strikes down Biden’s student loan forgiveness program

Katie Lobosco, CNN November 10, 2022

(CNN) -- A federal judge in Texas has struck down President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness program, declaring it illegal. The lawsuit was filed by a conservative group, the Job Creators Network...

Opinion: Books don’t harm children, but censorship does

Jamie Brian Opinion Writer February 11, 2022

If censorship efforts succeed, school libraries across the United States will have empty shelves in the places where diverse literature once stood. Attempts to remove library books depicting race, the...

Goudeau Book Cover

Saying good-bye: Jessica Goudeau’s book breaks down the refugee experience

Kelly Krabill Managing Editor February 6, 2022

What’s it like buying a one-way plane ticket to a never traveled to foreign country? Some family members can board the plane, but not everyone is allowed to go. And there’s no home to go back to: war...

Travis Scott performs on day one of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

At least 8 dead and many injured after crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, officials say

(CNN) -- At least eight people were killed and scores injured when a crowd surged toward a stage at a Houston music festival on Friday night, squeezing audience members who had nowhere to escape, officials...

The Planned Parenthood of Ohio Kent branch located at 138 East Main Street. 

Texas abortion legislation may affect the future of Ohio policies

Annie Zwisler Managing Editor October 6, 2021

Republican officials in many states are pushing for stricter abortion laws after Texas passed one of the most controversial and restrictive abortion laws in the country. The Texas law, known as Senate...

The Justice Departments uphill battle against Texas abortion ban

The Justice Department’s uphill battle against Texas’ abortion ban

Tierney Sneed, CNN September 10, 2021

(CNN) -- In its lawsuit challenging Texas six-week abortion ban, the Justice Department is throwing a Hail Mary pass to get over the procedural stumbling blocks that have thwarted other attempts to block...

OPINION: So long as college is necessary, it should be affordable

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer May 6, 2021

Right now, many of my fellow Kent State students are currently in the process of working out exactly how to get enrolled in classes this fall (or possibly summer) and how exactly to get these classes paid...

OPINION: Different types of energy can coexist

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer April 23, 2021

Two weeks ago, I was in the state of Texas — specifically West Texas. It was only the twelfth different state I’ve been to, and it was the first “new” state I’ve been to in almost a decade. Texas...

US President Joe Biden speaks during remarks on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan in the State Dining room of the White House in Washington, DC on March 15, 2021. 

Biden pressed over crisis at the southern border in his first White House news conference

Maegan Vazquez, CNN March 25, 2021

 (CNN) -- President Joe Biden spent much of his first presidential news conference on Thursday facing questions about the crisis on the southern border, promising conditions for unaccompanied minors...

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