CityBeat - Cincinnati vs. The World http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-236-1-cincinnati_vs_the_world.html <![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. The World 09.17.14 - ]]>

Mayor John Cranley launched this year’s Young Professionals Kitchen Cabinet, a think tank for Cincinnati residents under the age of 40. Members will have the chance to brainstorm, research and share ideas with the mayor and city administration.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. The World 09.10.2014 - ]]>

A Catholic, all-girls high school in suburban Detroit fired a gay chemistry teacher after she announced she was pregnant in August.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 07.30.2014 - ]]>

Sarah Palin has found another way to make money off her status as a celebrity political commentator, with her new online Sarah Palin Channel. For $10 a month, subscribers can get news delivered by Palin that “cuts through the media’s politically correct filter,” along with a dose of the Palin household’s “real-life” “outdoor adventures.”

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 07.23.2014 - ]]>

UNICEF has called for accelerated action against child marriage and genital mutilation after its new report revealed the continued prevalence of both practices. Seven-hundred-million women alive today were married before they were 18. WORLD -2

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 07.16.2014 - ]]>

The group proswastika.org wants to reclaim the symbol from its legacy of Nazi hate for the peace symbol it still serves as in Asian cultures, so it flew a swastika banner over the Coney Island beach in New York on Saturday. The display didn’t track well with New Yorkers, not surprisingly. WORLD -1

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 07.09.2014 - ]]>

Google began banning porn ads from its search engine July 7, adding to the site’s previous ban of underage, non-consensual sexual content and prostitution services. WORLD +1

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 07.02.2014 - ]]>

A woman was accidentally shot during a concealed carry demonstration at a Pennsylvania gun show on June 28. The victim said she feels bad for the gun owner, and she’ll still attend gun shows in the future. WORLD -1

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 06.25.2014 - ]]>

Three Al-Jazeera English journalists were convicted in Egypt on terrorism charges in a trial that was politically motivated. They have been detained for 177 days and will now serve seven years in prison in a decision that has outraged human rights groups. WORLD -2

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 06.18.2014 - ]]>

The Pope and the archbishop of Canterbury joined together to call for action against human trafficking. In a meeting, the two faith leaders talked about how to combat modern-day slavery.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 06.11.2014 - ]]>

Millions of student debtors now qualify to use “Pay as You Earn” to repay their loans after President Obama signed an executive order June 9. Debtors won’t have to pay more than 10 percent of monthly incomes, and after 20 years anything left is forgiven.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 06.04.2014 - ]]>

Proposed EPA regulations aim to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants and new plants by as much as 30 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. The World 01.22.2014 - ]]>

Tea party activists and fiscal conservatives are securing seats on local school boards across the Tristate and taking their anger over big government and Obama out on tax levies and Common Core standards. CINCINNATI -1

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. The World 01.08.2014 - ]]>

A new pilot program in New York City will use organic food waste to heat more than 5,000 homes as part of the city’s goal to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017. WORLD +2

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City Councilman Christopher Smitherman went on a legit Twitter rant last weekend, calling University of Cincinnati Trustee Rob Richardson Jr., a communist and defending the claim to The Enquirer despite the fact that McCarthyism was ridiculous the first time it came around 60 years ago. CINCINNATI -1

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 12.18.13 - ]]>

A Florida man protested a public Nativity scene in Tallahassee by setting up a Festivus pole in the capitol building using PVC pipe and empty PBR cans. No word on how many times Obamacare came up during the airing of grievances.  WORLD +2

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 12.11.13 - ]]>

A former Cincinnatian who runs the Los Angeles Metro transit agency took to Twitter to comment on the absurdity of Cincinnati’s incoming administration stopping a transportation project under construction. CINCINNATI -2

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 12.04.13 - ]]>

A Mall of America security guard arrested a 29-year-old man in Minnesota for using the last $1,000 to his name to make it rain on shoppers from a fourth-floor balcony. Serge Vorobyov says during the past year he lost his job, fell behind on his bills and got divorced and decided to pay his final dollars forward. WORLD -2

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 11.27.13 - ]]>

The American Family Association got real mad last week when it found out Radio Shack is not using the word “Christmas” in its holiday sales, calling for a boycott of the retailer due to “censorship.” WORLD -1

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 11.20.2013 - ]]>

White supremacist Craig Cobb, the same dude that wanted to turn a North Dakota town into an all-white enclave, found out on national television that he’s 15 percent black. WORLD +2 

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati vs. the World 11.13.2013 - ]]>

A old, white, anti-gay Republican narrowly won a community board of trustees election in Houston after he purposely misled voters in his largely black voting district to believe he was also black. WORLD -2

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