Ohio’s own, U.S. Speaker of the House, John Boehner, told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to “go f— himself” at a White House meeting last week after Reid publicly accused him of running the House like a dictatorship. CINCINNATI -2
Former NRA president Marion Hammer compared a ban on assault weapons to racism, citing both as ways of “banning people and things because of the way they look.” WORLD -2
About 25 percent of all diamonds now in stores are “blood diamonds,” and there’s no way to identify which ones they are, according to an article by Foreign Policy writer Jason Miklian.
Cincinnati made the No. 16 spot on Business Insider’s list of “The 25 Most Hungover Cities in America,” based on bars per capita and binge drinking statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CINCINNATI -1
Better late than never: Starbucks will begin selling reusable tumblers for $1. WORLD +1
Following suit of efforts in Mexico City to reduce gun violence, Cincinnati has planned a series of three local gun buyback events, which would offer gift cards to those donating operable guns.
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