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What Ohio Voters and Research Have to Say About Income Inequality and Mobility

If you’re born poor in America, you’re likely to end up that way. Born rich, it’s likely to stay that way. A new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland confirms that achieving the American Dream may be growing harder. For many of the Ohioans who took a recent University of Akron Bliss Institute poll, the study confirms what their guts were already telling them this election season. More than one-out-of-every-10 Ohioans who took the open-ended survey listed income inequality as one of...
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  The Supreme Court has overturned a Texas law requiring clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The law was predicted to close many clinics and further reduce availability of abortion in Texas; the court has ruled the law violated the Constitution.

Steel production has been part of the middle class
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 If you’re born poor in America, you’re likely to end up that way. Born rich, it’s likely to stay that way. A new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland confirms that achieving the American Dream may be growing harder. For many of the Ohioans who took a recent University of Akron Bliss Institute poll, the study confirms what their guts were already telling them this election season.

What a Troubled Economy Could Mean for This Year's Election

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The economy.

It’s what Ohioans most often say when asked what troubles them. But what they mean when they say “the economy” requires asking when they were born and how life’s been since they began working.

Ohioans, like most Americans, have fractured views of how to strengthen the fragile economic recovery of the past eight years, though many vaguely agree that more good-paying jobs might do it.

Much of that comes from perspective. Those who entered the work force in the last 15 years haven’t tasted the good times.

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The ACLU and the City of Cleveland are close to finalizing an agreement that will re-define – and shrink – the security zone around the Republican National Convention next month.

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Protecting the American steel industry is the stated purpose of a pair of rulings handed down last week by the U.S. International Trade Commission. Another one is scheduled to be released Tuesday. 

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The huge crowd that descended on Downtown Cleveland last week to celebrate the Cavaliers’ NBA Championship was a good test for the city’s police. The upcoming Republican National Convention will attract just a fraction of more than a million people at the Cavs event. But as WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, some police officials say that doesn’t mean the RNC will be an easier job. 

Ohioans Express Disgust with a Government that Can't Resolve Big Problems

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Editor's note: This is the first of a series of stories this week on the issues Ohioan's have identified heading into the November election -- and ways they think the nation should deal with them.  

In this divisive election year, Ohioans agree on two things:

They are not happy. And they doubt the presidential candidates will change that.

Oberlin Plans Buyouts

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A Northeast Ohio college has a plan to slow the increase in its tuition.  It includes the voluntary buyouts of more than 300 faculty and staff. 

Oberlin College expects savings of about 3 million dollars per year depending on how many employees opt to retire.

Marvin Krislov, the president at Oberlin, says "it allows us to think about our resources and to do it in a way that honors our employees but also allows us more flexibility."

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Equal rights advocates are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the monumental Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. But they say there’s still more work to do. 

Jim Obergefell of Cincinnati was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case. He says federal and state officials should continue fighting for the cause by adding sexual orientation and gender identification to the anti-bias laws.

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It was Akron’s turn to celebrate the end of the curse.  Last night, the city honored it’s hometown hero, LeBron James and Cavs first-ever NBA title.

The skies parted. The golden evening sun burst through. Goodyear’s silver blimp arrived on cue.  It

was 7 p.m. in downtown Akron -- time for the throng of thousands around Lock 3 to begin celebrating LeBron James and the NBA title he and his Cavalier teammates just brought to Ohio.

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The Supreme Court has overturned a Texas law requiring clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The law was predicted to close many clinics and further reduce availability of abortion in Texas; the court has ruled the law violated the Constitution.

At the BET Awards on Sunday night, after receiving the network's humanitarian award, Jesse Williams began with the usual litany of thanks. Standing with a slight hunch over a too-short microphone, he celebrated his parents and his wife.

With that out of the way, the real speech began.

(Be warned, intrepid reader: This story contains loads of spoilers regarding every episode from this season's run of Game of Thrones, including Sunday's season finale.)

This was the season that Game of Thrones seriously changed its game.

Nowhere was that more evident than in Sunday's season finale, the last of 10 episodes that pulled together far-flung storylines and characters spread across the show's mythical seven kingdoms — and beyond.

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