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 The Cincinnati Nature Center (CNC) held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for its new Center for Conservation & Stewardship. The Center, located in the historic Groesbeck Lodge on the CNC's Rowe Woods property in Union Township, will serve as a living laboratory of diverse native habitats and provide conservation research and education.

As of December 31, 2013, the National Crime Information Center’s Missing Person File contained more than 84,000 active missing person records. And according to the National Institute of Justice, there are an estimated 40,000 unidentified human remains in the offices of the nation's medical examiners and coroners or were buried or cremated before being identified.

Haircuts From The Heart

May 23, 2016
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Sister Bonnie Steinlage, a Franciscan Sister of the Poor, started Haircuts from the Heart at a salon in 1988 after hearing the Ash Wednesday gospel, “When you pray, wash your face and comb your hair.” She thought everyone, including the poor and homeless, should have access to hair care. Her services were available to children, the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

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You may not realize it but the soil is buzzing with conversation. Plants talk to one other. Some conversations are nice and others are nasty.

Through a fungal network plants can warn each other of pending attacks by bacteria or bugs or they can  send herbicides they manufacture to kill other plants.

Our Friday News Review

May 20, 2016
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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth look at the developments behind the headlines. Joining us this week to discuss the people, stories and events affecting the Tri-state are investigative reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer James Pilcher; WCPO.com/WCPO Insider Managing Editor, Opinion and Engagement, David Holthaus; from WCPN Ideastream in Cleveland, reporter and producer Nick Castele; and WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson.

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Loving Day, coming up on June 12, commemorates the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court ruling that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. While interracial couples nowadays are much more accepted, they may still face some challenges and discrimination. This is even present in the media and public opinion, such as when Old Navy recently faced backlash for releasing an advertisement featuring an interracial couple.

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You’ll find feathers, paint, wood chips, natural materials, yarn and more at Indigo Hippo, a first-of-its-kind creative reuse center located in Over-the-Rhine. The items are donated, cleaned up and sold at affordable prices so that anyone – students, artists and community members alike – can utilize art supplies. This is also good for the environment, as these items stay out of the waste stream.

The Kentucky Republican Party held its presidential caucus this March, but the state held its primary yesterday. Hillary Clinton won the  Democratic presidential race with a very narrow win over Bernie Sanders. And members of both parties voted for the candidates they want to compete in the down-ticket races this November. 

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Sending or reading a text, eating food, searching for a station on your car radio or a song on your iPod – these can all draw your attention away from the road while you're driving. Distracted driving is a deadly behavior that leads to about 5,000 deaths every year, about 16 percent of all fatal car crashes, according to federal estimates. Teenage drivers are the most affected by this, being distracted about a quarter of the time while behind the wheel.

Social Security Administration

Social Security plays a big role in the retirement plans of millions of Americans, yet many people don't have the faintest idea of how it works. A recent survey by Mass Mutual showed what the insurance company called a "concerning knowledge deficiency about Social Security retirement benefits." The survey included a 10-question true/false quiz about this key source of retirement income that only 28 percent of the respondents were able to pass.

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