Republican Ohio state legislators are working to take away unauthorized immigrants’ right to receive driver’s licenses, a privilege recently granted temporary amnesty by the federal government. CINCINNATI -1
A 24-year-old employee at Ogilvy & Mather’s Beijing office died of a sudden heart attack caused by overwork after spending the last month working grueling overtime hours; work exhaustion-related deaths kill an estimated 600,000 per year in China. WORLD -2
Attorney General Mike DeWine approved the ballot language for an amendment that could legalize medical marijuana if approved by voters in 2013 or 2014.
A lesbian Florida teenager, Kaitlyn Hunt, was expelled from school and now faces felony charges for dating another female student; Hunt’s girlfriend’s parents, who think she “made” their daughter gay, pressed charges that led to her arrest. WORLD -2
Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach was named the White House’s 2013 national Harvey Milk “Champion of Change” for his work fighting for LGBT equality. CINCINNATI +2
Guns confiscated by cops in Kentucky are frequently resold at large public gun auctions for profit, including assault weapons like Uzis, AK-47s and the Bushmaster, the same weapon used at Sandy Hook. In Ohio, confiscated weapons are destroyed. CINCINNATI +1
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