Using an iPhone to watch one hour of video a week consumes more energy annually than two new refrigerators. WORLD -2
The village of Addyston — a town with cancer rates 76 percent higher than the normal population — has to pay back Lanxess Corp., an industrial plastic and chemical plant, more than $1 million for a tax error, even though the company was found by the EPA to have repeatedly leaked toxic chemicals and carcinogens into the air more than 30 times. CINCINNATI -2
The Colbert Report visited Vicco, Ky., a small, surprisingly gay-friendly backwoods coal town where a gay man is both beloved mayor and part-time hairstylist; Vicco recently became the smallest town in America to pass a fairness ordinance protecting against discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was named the busiest central library in the country for the second year in a row; the main branch loaned almost 6.6 million materials out in 2012. CINCINNATI +2
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to sign a bill that will ban conversion therapy statewide, meant to “cure” gay teens and make them straight — that makes N.J. only the second state in the U.S. to have a ban in place. WORLD +1
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