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Ohio State trustees set Wednesday meeting on Meyer's future

Ohio State trustees set Wednesday meeting on Meyer's futureCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State trustees set a private meeting for Wednesday to talk about the future of coach Urban Meyer as the university seeks to quickly move past a scandal that has consumed the football program for nearly a month.



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Annan lashed out at state of global leadership before death

Annan lashed out at state of global leadership before deathFormer UN chief Kofi Annan, who died on Saturday, lashed out at the state of global leadership in an exclusive interview with AFP last year, urging more cooperation to deal with terrorism, migration and climate change. “Honestly speaking, we are in a mess,” the Nobel peace laureate said on December 12 ahead of a major climate conference in Paris. Speaking two years to the day after the Paris climate deal was agreed — and following President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would leave the pact — Annan remembered “the enthusiasm, the excitement and the energy that was brought to bear” in 2015.



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Department Of Education Investigates Ohio State Sexual Abuse Allegations

Department Of Education Investigates Ohio State Sexual Abuse AllegationsThe U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has launched an



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Colorado baker in case of Supreme Court sues state over 'persecution'

Colorado baker in case of Supreme Court sues state over 'persecution'Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in the city of Lakewood, accuses Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission of violating his constitutional rights to free speech, freedom of religion, equal protection and due process, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver on Tuesday. “This lawsuit is necessary to stop Colorado’s continuing persecution of Phillips,” the written complaint alleges. Also named in the lawsuit are Governor John Hickenlooper and Cynthia Coffman, the state attorney general.



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Ohio Secretary Of State Condemns False Claims About Voter Fraud

Ohio Secretary Of State Condemns False Claims About Voter FraudOhio's secretary of state subtly condemned the right-wing websites, including



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Red Tide sparks state of emergency in Florida as turtles, porpoises, and sharks wash ashore dead

Red Tide sparks state of emergency in Florida as turtles, porpoises, and sharks wash ashore deadFor many communities in seven counties along Florida’s gulf coast, daily reports of “Dead Fish: Heavy” have become commonplace as toxic algae has bloomed, killing sea life, scaring tourists, and making breathing difficult for locals. The bloom, known as a red tide, have forced Florida Governor Rick Scott to promise $ 1.5 million in emergency funding and declare a state of emergency in seven counties from Tampa Bay to the fringe of the Everglades. The algae bloom has led to grotesque scenes along the beaches in the red tide’s path: Popular beaches have been scattered with dead fish, porpoises, eels, turtles, manatees, and even a 26-foot whale shark.



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Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads

Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide SpreadsFlorida Gov. Rick Scott (R) declared a state of emergency on Monday as a



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Dash cam video: Shootout between suspect and state police

Dash cam video: Shootout between suspect and state policeDash camera video shows a harrowing shootout between a man pulled over for speeding and two Pennsylvania state police troopers.



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Florida State House Candidate Admits She Faked College Diploma

Florida State House Candidate Admits She Faked College DiplomaA Republican candidate for office in Florida is admitting she lied about her



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Australia's most populous state now entirely in drought as farmers given authority to shoot kangaroos 

Australia's most populous state now entirely in drought as farmers given authority to shoot kangaroos Australia's most populous state was declared entirely in drought on Wednesday and struggling farmers were given new authority to shoot kangaroos that compete with livestock for sparse pasture during the most intense dry spell in more than 50 years. Much of Australia's southeast is struggling with drought. But the drought conditions in the state of New South Wales this year have been the driest and most widespread since 1965. The state government said Wednesday that 100 percent of New South Wales' land area of more than 800,000 square kilometers (309,000 square miles) was now in drought. Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair said farmers were enduring one of the driest Southern Hemisphere winters on record. "This is tough. There isn't a person in the state that isn't hoping to see some rain for our farmers and regional communities," Blair said in a statement. Cattle on a dry paddock in the drought-hit area of Quirindi in New South Wales Credit:  GLENN NICHOLLS/AFP Farm reservoirs have dried up and crops are failing. State and federal governments are providing financial help, but not enough for many farmers. With dry conditions forecast to continue for the next three months, farmers had to decide whether to continue the expensive and laborious task of hand-feeding cattle and sheep or sell their livestock. The state government on Wednesday also lifted the number of kangaroos that farmers are allowed to shoot and reduced bureaucratic red tape facing land holders applying for permission to shoot. Farmer Clive Barton walking through the paddocks in the drought-hit area of Duri in New South Wales Credit:  SAEED KHAN/ AFP The requirement to tag dead kangaroos to keep a tally of the number shot across the state had been dispensed with. "Many farmers are taking livestock off their paddocks, only to then see kangaroos move in and take whatever is left," Blair said. "If we don't manage this situation, we will start to see tens of thousands of kangaroos starving and suffering, ultimately leading to a major animal welfare crisis," he added. A train makes its way through dry paddocks in the drought-hit area of Quirindi in New South Wales Credit: GLENN NICHOLLS/ AFP But Ray Borda, president of the Kangaroo Industries Association of Australia, which represents commercial shooters who hunt kangaroos for meat and leather, raised animal welfare concerns about the regulation changes. "Anybody on the land that will make a phone call to the Department of Environment can get permission to shoot almost whatever they want to shoot and it's unaudited and unchecked and that's our concern – animal welfare," Borda told Australian Broadcasting Corp. The government would have been better off subsidizing professional shooters to reduce kangaroo numbers more humanely, he said. "We see this as probably the worst possible outcome for the kangaroo, but I've got to emphasize we do understand the plight that farmers are in," Borda said. 



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