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Robert F. Kennedy is remembered as a racial healer, a defender of the poor and a progressive champion of the Sixties. But Kennedy's political journey began in the conservative Fifties. In his new book, "Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon," author Larry Tye chronicles Kennedy's transformation from cold warrior – he began his public life as counsel to the red-baiting senator Joseph McCarthy – into fiery liberal. We spoke with Larry Tye about Robert Kennedy's life.

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This month, students here and across the country are making their way to college campuses to begin the next important phase of their lives. 

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The 28th Annual Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion starts tomorrow and runs through this Sunday. 

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With 30 years of practical experience in environmental science and natural resource management, Dr. John Hartig is currently the Refuge Manager for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, bringing the natural world back to the waterways in the automobile capital of America. 

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We are getting close to the time of year when many people consider turning over their gardens and allowing them to rest until spring. But there is still plenty of growing season left in our region. 

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It’'s normal for kids to experience some anxiety, such as before the first day of school or a big test. 

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Toxic stress occurs in children when they experience prolonged episodes of physical or emotional abuse, neglect, caregiver substance abuse or mental illness or economic hardship without adult support. 

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Judge Nathaniel Jones was the first African-American to be an assistant United States attorney in Ohio. He was an assistant general counsel for the Kerner Commission, which looked into the causes of the 1967 racial unrest in the U.S.   As NAACP general counsel he led the fight against school segregation. In 1979, he was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter.

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From Jack Nicholson’s character in “As Good As It Gets” to the TV show “Monk,” Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has long seeped its way into popular culture. While many may have heard the term, it is often inaccurately portrayed in the media. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, OCD is a chronic and enduring disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she repeats over and over.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth look at the developments behind the headlines.

Joining us to discuss the stories affecting the Tri-state this week are WCPO.com/WCPO Insider investigative reporter Hillary Lake; River City News Editor and Publisher Michael Monks; and investigative reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer, James Pilcher.

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More than 200,000 US service members return to civilian life each year. For many veterans, and their families, that transition is filled with challenges. 

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As part of the Veterans Coming Home project, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CET is holding a town hall meeting on August 16 to address some of the many challenges faced by US service members as they transition to civilian life.

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In August 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American boy, was kidnapped and murdered by two white men in Money, Mississippi for reportedly flirting with a white woman. An all-white, male jury acquitted the men, who later admitted their guilt.

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While it may be a struggle for some older adults to to attend concerts, lectures and other art events, it doesn'’t mean they lose their passion for the arts. 

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