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Updated at 10:25 AM

Donald Trump joined a very short list Thursday night. There arenít many people who can say that they have been named a candidate for President of the United States by one of the countryís two major parties.That is a rare honor.

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Several years ago when Ohio enacted legislation that provided an opportunity for offenders to wipe clean their record, Governor John Kasich said, ďWho here doesnít need to be redeemed? We are giving people a second chance.Ē

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 11:52 AM

CLEVELAND ó In modern politics, party conventions arenít about selecting the nominee; voters take care of that through primaries and caucuses. The conventions are for firing up the party for the campaign ahead, and for reintroducing its candidate to...

Posted Jul 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM

My kids come from a long line of good cooks. Both my parents are excellent cooks and bakers.

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Welcome to the 2016 Republican National Convention. It has been a lot of things, but it hasnít been boring.If you starred in a soap opera or reality television show, you had a good shot at a speaking spot.

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 12:56 PM

CLEVELAND ó As Donald J. Trump made his exhilarating run through the Republican primaries, the last thing anyone would have predicted was that the culmination of his takeover of the GOP would be, well, boring.

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 11:54 AM

CLEVELAND ó On East Fourth Street, about as close as you can get to Quicken Loans Arena without security clearance, the loudest voices are talking about damnation and salvation.

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 11:42 AM

The military coup attempted in Turkey reinforces already strong anxiety about the Middle East.

Updated Jul 15, 2016 at 3:35 PM

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control there were 47,055 lethal drug overdoses in 2014.

Updated Jul 14, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Weíve all been there.You say something with great conviction because of your great convictions and then upon further review you wish you could unsay the words that you just said.

Updated Jul 13, 2016 at 10:47 AM

I know politics makes strange bedfellows, but I would give up a lot of sleep before I got into bed with someone who took personal shots at my family or me.

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