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The number of multiracial Americans is growing three times faster than the country’s population, according to the Pew Research Center. Seven percent of the U.S. population is considered multiracial. 

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Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a time individuals and communities across the country celebrate Dr. King and his legacy. 

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When people think mandatory national service, the military draft may be the first thing that comes to mind. 

A website and new music video were recently launched to encourage Greater Cincinnati residents to not only register to vote and get to the polls this election, but to become engaged in their communities, and vote with their dollars, their time and their actions.

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According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 30-40 percent of the food supply becomes waste. 

Local photographer and video producer Ann Segal exhibits Under One Roof: From Bauhaus to Our House, an intimate conversation with Cincinnati photographers Anita Douthat and Cal Kowal as part of this year’s FotoFocus

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As part of a year-long integrated program, Xavier University will be examining immigration, migration and refugees. A group of Xavier faculty and staff, the Mission Animators, will provide extensive programming, to include various courses, film screenings, educational sessions and panels.

The upcoming 2016-17 season of the Xavier University Jazz Music Series features some of the most recognizable names in music including Chick Corea and Christian McBride

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Was it a Cincinnati Royals game with Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas, or the Ice Capades? I can't remember the first time I went to the Cincinnati Gardens as a kid in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

It might have been for one of the big, showdown Middletown Middies-Hamilton Big Blue basketball games on my birthday in late February.

The Gardens – a special place for 67 years -- will be bought for $1.75-million and demolished by the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority.

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According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. These cases frequently make headlines, such as the recent case of Brock Turner at Stanford University, whose short sentence of six months for sexual assault sparked outrage.

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Last month, President Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, announced she plans to take a year off between graduating high school and starting her studies at Harvard.

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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.

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Tim Hedrick's obituary has been posted, which says a public memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. in Xavier University's Cintas Center.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, says Michael Riesenbeck, manager for Cintas Center arena events and guest services.

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  Late last month, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley proposed raising the minimum wage for full-time city workers to $15 an hour. An increase in the minimum wage has been discussed all around the country. Just last week, California governor Jerry Brown signed legislation raising California'’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 and New York is following in California's footsteps.

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Islamophobia is fear, hatred and hostility toward Islam and Muslims spread by negative stereotypes, often in the media and recently from politicians. It results in discrimination and marginalization of Muslims. From Fear to Freedom: Confronting Islamophobia, taking place at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this Wednesday, is a community conversation that will explore ways to create a more inclusive community free of this prejudice.

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