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White House: Obama wants to admit more Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming budget year, a significant increase from the 1,500 migrants that have been cleared to resettle in the U.S. since civil war broke out in the Middle Eastern country more than four...
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Projectile hits car in Phoenix amid spate of shootings

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Arizona were investigating another possible shooting Thursday on a freeway in the Phoenix area, where electronic billboards are flashing warnings to drivers amid a spate of shootings that have unnerved residents across the city. The state Department...
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Officer trials in Freddie Gray death will stay in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — The trials for six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray will be held in Baltimore, a judge ruled Thursday, saying it would be nearly impossible to find a place not inundated by publicity about the high-profile case. Baltimore Circuit...
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Investigators seek cause of Las Vegas airplane fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal investigators on Thursday were analyzing flight data and cockpit voice recorders from a plane that caught fire on a Las Vegas runway, while the pilot credited with halting the burning aircraft said he plans to retire. National Transportation Safety Board...
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VIDEO: At least 1 injured in U.S. 224 crash

At least one person was injured in a crash at U.S. 224 and Hancock County 139, west of Findlay, on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Courier Chalk Talk – 2015 Week 3

The Courier’s Ted Radick, Dave Hanneman and Michael Burwell preview some of the high school football action coming up in Week 3 of the 2015 season, as well as discuss their surprises and disappointments so far this season.
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UPDATED 4:15 P.M.: Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage is released from jail

GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released Tuesday after five days behind bars, emerging to a tumultuous reception from thousands of cross-waving supporters. “I just want to give God the...
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Freddie Gray’s family settles with city for $6.4M

BALTIMORE (AP) — The parents of Freddie Gray reached a tentative $6.4 million settlement with the city of Baltimore, nearly five months after their 25-year-old son was critically injured in police custody, sparking days of protests and rioting. The deal, announced Tuesday,...
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VIDEO: Leipsic vs. Columbus Grove

Columbus Grove took down Leipsic 40-26 in a non-conference football game on Friday night.
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VIDEO: Pie and cookie eating contests at county fair

The annual pie and cookie eating contests at the Hancock County Fair took place Thursday afternoon.
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