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Cincinnati Edition covers topics from regional government to business, education, health, technology and the arts.

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Midwestern Hayride was one of the many early radio and television programs produced in Cincinnati that made the city famous for live broadcasting. 

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Across the Ohio River and back, 900 yards. That's the route and length of the upcoming Great Ohio River Swim. Started in 2007, this year's event will be held in honor of Bill Keating, Jr., a strong supporter of the swim. Mr. Keating lost his battle with brain cancer earlier this year.

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Suspected child sex trafficking has increased 846 percent from 2010 to 2015 according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This explosive number is mostly attributed to the internet. Ohio Senator Rob Portman thinks the Communications Decency Act of 1996 may be to blame.

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Activist investor Nelson Peltz is looking to dramatically change Procter & Gamble. Peltz, CEO of Trian Fund Management, is in a proxy battle to win a seat on the P&G board. 

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While the number of women in leadership positions in government and corporate America has increased dramatically since the Sixties, according to a report by the Pew Research Center, as of 2015 women make up 21 percent of the U.S. Senate, 19 percent of the U.S. House, and just under 25 percent of state legislatures. Just under 6 percent of Fortune 500 company CEOs in 2015 were women.

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In her latest book, GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War, author Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings alive in the extreme circumstances of war.

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Cincinnati has long been known as a city for marketing and advertising talent. Next month Brandemonium, a new international brand conference and festival will highlight our region's marketing expertise and bring branding professionals together to share ideas and explore new ways to engage customers. 

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Since 1999 Happen, Inc. has provided art-making opportunities that help children and parents bond. In 18 years, the mission has grown and the non-profit has moved its operation to Northside. 

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The Ohio Democratic Party is waiting to see if either Richard Cordray or Jerry Springer will enter the race for governor. A study finds the Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation has not properly maintained many of the 700 properties it owns.

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The Lloyd Library & Museum, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and the Wildflower Preservation Society teaming up to explore the world of Ohio’s native plants in the upcoming program "Wild About Wildflowers."

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This year marks the 50th season for the Cincinnati Bengals, who got their start in 1968 as part of the West Division of the old American Football League. The team took its name from an earlier Cincinnati Bengals team, which played from 1937-1941.

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In his latest book, "Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst," Robert Morris Sapolsky explores why we do the things we do. The neuro-endocrinologist is currently a professor of biology, neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford

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Created in 1944, the Voice of America’s Bethany Relay Station in West Chester served as the voice of freedom around the world for 50 years. Cincinnati broadcasting pioneer Powel Crosley, Jr. called the VOA building’s main concourse “The Temple of Radio.” Decommissioned in 1995, the facility is now home to the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting.

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Today we live in a world where no one can take cybersecurity for granted. The danger of online hacks, cyber theft and company database breeches is real and the threat is virtually constant. Forty-three percent of cyber attacks target small business. And 60-percent of those of those companies go out business within six months of an attack.

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The Chicago Defender is the oldest and most respected African-American newspaper in Chicago. Founded in 1905 by Robert S. Abbott, the paper was once called “the most dangerous of all Negro journals.”

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