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The Ohio Attorney General's Office is giving the University of Cincinnati thousands of dollars which it will use to enhance services for victims of sexual assault.

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Able-bodied people may take for granted their usually effortless ability to access transit, buildings, housing, products, services and so on. But for those with disabilities, this may not be the case, and accessible design is vital in their day-to-day lives.

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Steven Allan Spielberg was born 69 years ago in Cincinnati to Arnold and Leah Spielberg, an Orthodox Jewish couple living in Avondale, on this date in TV Kiese history, Dec. 18, 1946.

Leah Posner Spielberg was a Walnut Hills High School graduate who studied piano at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, now part of UC.

Arnold, a Hughes High School graduate and World War II veteran, was studying electrical engineering at the University of Cincinnati and a co-op at the Crosley Corp.

In the 2007 TCM documentary called “Spielberg on Spielberg,” the Oscar-winning director-producer said he learned his numbers in Cincinnati from Holocaust survivors in the home of his grandmother, Jennie Posner.

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Traumatic brain injuries are a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30 percent of all injury deaths. Those who survive a brain injury may face short-term effects lasting a few days to disabilities which could last the rest of their lives.

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The rise of ISIS and the recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have a large majority of Americans fearful of future attacks in the United States. And that fear, heightened by political rhetoric, misinformation, and a basic lack of knowledge about Islam, has caused some Americans to unjustly point to all Muslims as a threat.

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While many people rejoice in the large amounts of food present at holiday gatherings, those with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating may struggle with it. Not only is food a trigger, but the stress of being around so many people and family members can sometimes add to the problem.

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CBS’ “Undercover Boss” premieres Dec. 20 with Union Township’s Nader Masadeh in disguise to check out his Buffalo Wings & Rings restaurants.

Masadeh, president and CEO, stars in the seventh season premiere on Dec. 20 (8:30 p.m., Channel 12, CBS). The Clermont County company has 66 restaurants. 

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Update, January, 2016: "The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims, from North Africa to France" has been named a 2015 National Jewish Book Award Winner

Headlines from France suggest Muslims have renewed an age-old struggle against Jews and that the two groups are once more inevitably at odds. But Dr. Ethan Katz says the past tells a different story.

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University of Cincinnati safety officials met with police and community members Tuesday to discuss the status of the university's reform efforts.

The group reviewed the school's policing data and what has been done in the months following the shooting death of Samuel DuBose by a UC police officer during an off-campus traffic stop in July.

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Veteran broadcaster Nick Clooney was surprised Monday with an award acknowledging his efforts to preserve Greater Cincinnati radio and TV history.

Clooney, 81, was presented a special Founder’s Award from Media Heritage Inc. -- the local nonprofit broadcasting archive which has displays at the Voice of America Museum in West Chester --  during the organization’s presentation of the new “Earl Hamner Storyteller” documentary at the Covington’s Carnegie Performance Center Monday night.

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University of Cincinnati graduate Eliot Gomez, now doing research in Sweden at  Linköping University, has demonstrated with other scientists the world's first electronic plant. In the future this technology could possibly power small electronic devices or delay blooming if there was a frost.

Here's how he put "wires" into a rose while being careful not to clog the plant or kill it:

Unlike most years, the Bengals’ AFC North rivalry game with the Cleveland Browns Sunday won’t air on CBS affiliate WKRC-TV, “Your Bengals Station.”

The NFL moved the game to Fox from CBS, which broadcasts most AFC games. So Fox affiliate WXIX-TV (Channel 19) will air the Bengals for a second straight Sunday, and be able to promote its Dec. 12 telecast of the Crosstown Shootout.

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The career of Earl Hamner – the former WLW writer who created “The Waltons,” and wrote “Charlotte’s Web” and more than 100 TV scripts – will be celebrated with a documentary and discussion Monday, Dec. 7, at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington.

A new 90-minute documentary, “Earl Hamner: Storyteller” will be introduced at 7:30 p.m.by actress Mary Beth McDonough, who played Erin on “The Waltons,” a CBS family drama (1972-81) based on Hamner’s childhood in rural Virginia. 

“Storyteller” director Ray Castro, producer Tim McAbee and McDonough will answer questions about the film after the screening.

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David Canary, the University of Cincinnati graduate who won a record five Daytime Emmys for “All My Children,” has died at his home in Wilton, CT, at age 77.

One of the  first big TV stars from UC,  Canary made his soap opera debut as a doctor on “Peyton Place” in 1966. In prime-time, he played Ponderosa ranch foreman Candy Canaday on NBC’s “Bonanza” from 1967 to 1973. He also appeared in other popular prime-time series: “Gunsmoke,” “The FBI,” “Law & Order,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the original “Hawaii Five-0” in 1971.

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To the non-scientist, the Sunburst Diving Beetle doesn't look any different than your average beetle. But put it under a microscope and examine the complexity of its eyes. You will see bifocal eyes-six sets of them.

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