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Ohio Gets Some Medicaid Cases From Federal Website

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has started to receive some of the more than 106,000 applications for Medicaid-eligible residents who sought health coverage through the federal insurance marketplace. The first batch of cases, which had been in limbo for months, began arriving on...

Arizona religious bill that angered gays vetoed

Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer arrives before speaking at a news conference announcing she has vetoed SB1062, a bill designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday,...

Ohio Lawmakers Pull ‘religious Freedom’ Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers in Ohio are withdrawing legislation that mirrors an Arizona “religious freedom” bill that has come under fire for protecting those who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. Republican state Rep. Tim Derickson...

Browns Release LB D’Qwell Jackson

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have released veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, cutting ties with one of their most popular players. Jackson made 96 starts in eight seasons with the Browns, who drafted him in 2006. Jackson was due a $4.1 million roster bonus next month, and...

Trump: Christie will move past scandals

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — Real estate developer Donald Trump says he expects New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to make it through the scandals that are plaguing his administration. Trump told the Somerset County Republican Organization: “He’s doing fine and...

Dionne: How Arizona’s anti-gay bill will hurt the religious

Social and religious conservatives should have been the first to oppose the Arizona Legislature’s effort to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds. Partisans of the religious right apparently don’t feel this way, but...

Will: The liberal agenda: Being good to liberals

The many jaundiced assessments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on the fifth anniversary of its enactment were understandable, given that the sluggish recovery, now drowsing through the second half of its fifth year, is historically anemic. Still, bleak judgments...

Ignatius: China’s assertiveness leaves its neighbors anxious

SHANGHAI A Chinese military expert is explaining to a conference here what he sees as the benign inevitability of Beijing’s rising power in the Pacific. “You should trust China,” he says cheerily. “In 10 years, we will be much stronger, and you will feel safer.” David...

Arizona governor vetoes religious freedom bill

FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks during her State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. The Republican governor faced intensifying pressure Tuesday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own...

Blue Jackets Activate Marian Gaborik Off IR List

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Marian Gaborik off injured reserve after he missed the past 22 games, along with the Sochi Olympics, because of a broken collarbone. The Blue Jackets play Thursday night at New Jersey in their first game after...