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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


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Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - OH: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

PHOTO: It could be another contentious year in Ohio on reproductive issues. Ohio Right to Life released its 2015 legislative agenda on Tuesday that it says serves as a proactive approach to challenge Roe vs. Wade and end abortion. Pro-choice groups argue the agenda is dangerous for women's reproductive health. Photo credit: ctrouper/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Right to Life released its 2015 legislative agenda on Tuesday, including what it calls six "pro-life initiatives." The group is proposing four new bans on ending pregnancies, including a bill that prohibits abortion after 20 weeks gestation. Kellie Copeland, executive director

PHOTO: Researchers say misinformation from some pharmacy staff is preventing some teens from accessing emergency contraception. Photo credit: morgue file.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers say misinformation from pharmacy workers is preventing some teens from getting emergency contraception. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association surveyed more than 900 pharmacies in five cities across the nation, including Cleveland.

IMAGE: State and national leaders are pausing to celebrate the historic decline in teen birth rates. Image courtesy of the Ohio Department of Health.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Experts say teenagers in Ohio are making better choices when it comes to their sexual behaviors, resulting in a historic decline in teen pregnancies and births. Bill Albert, chief campaign officer with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, says evidence-based prog

PHOTO: Provisions in the recently enacted state budget limit womenís access to abortions, and some are worried itís just the beginning of lawmakers making decisions that should be left to women and their doctors. Photo: protest sign. Courtesy Innovation Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Women's advocates have warned that the state's recently enacted budget set the clock back for women seeking access to affordable health care in Ohio - and they are concerned about what is to come. Several measures limiting reproductive rights made it into the state budget, including

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The number of unintended pregnancies among poor women in Ohio and across the country is on the rise, according to a new report by the New York-based Guttmacher Institute. It finds that while only about 5 percent of women ages 15 to 44 have an unintended pregnancy, the rate has incre

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Reproductive rights have been a hot issue in Ohio, with several bills introduced in the state Legislature this year which would limit women's access to abortion and contraceptive services. One proposed law, however, is taking a different approach, by offering provisions that encour

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With lesson plans starting in kindergarten, it's definitely not your parents' Sex-Ed class, but school district leaders in Cleveland say their comprehensive sexual education program is proving to be a success. An evaluation of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's K-through-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is Wednesday, May 5. In Ohio, local agencies are promoting a unique way to sharpen the critical thinking skills of young people who find themselves in risky intimate situations. The new online quiz was unveiled the National Campaign to Pre

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