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'Jeopardy!' champ says Ohio bill would endanger trans youth

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COLUMBUS (AP) — "Jeopardy!" champion Amy Schneider is opposing Ohio legislation that would ban most gender-confirming procedures and therapies for minors.
The Dayton native, who was the first transgender person to qualify for the TV game show's "Tournament of Champions," testified recently at a legislat ... (full story)


Rent stabilization measures win in US midterm election

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ballot measures in the U.S. to build more affordable housing and protect tenants from soaring rent increases were plentiful and fared well in last week's midterm elections, a sign of growing angst over record high rents exacerbated by inflation and a dearth of homes.
Voters approved capping rent increa ... (full story)


In election, support for abortion rights was about much more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — To Mona Cohen, a lifelong Philadelphia Democrat, democracy is under attack in the United States. In the midterm elections, she lists a woman's right to abortion as one of many fleeting freedoms she voted to defend.
Cohen, 68, feared the Supreme Court's decision in June to eliminate women's constitutional ... (full story)


'Did not end well': New Pence book details split with Trump

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence blames Donald Trump for endangering his family "and all those serving at the Capitol" on Jan. 6 in a new memoir released last week.
In "So Help Me God," Pence recounts, for the first time in his own words, the Republican former president's extraordinary e ... (full story)


Virginia students were prepared for shooting, not aftermath

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Students huddled inside laboratory closets and darkened dorm rooms across the University of Virginia while others moved far away from library windows and barricaded the doors of its stately academic buildings after an ominous warning flashed on their screens: "RUN. HIDE. FIGHT."
Respon ... (full story)