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Cranley: Pandemic Was Like 'Looking Into The Abyss,' But 2021 A 'Brighter Future'

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says he's proud of the way the city responded to the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Cranley's State of the City address is being released as online videos this week .

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There are now at least 19 large wildfires burning in nine Western states U.S. Forest Service officials say.

The much-anticipated list of Internet domain names that might soon join such familiar suffixes as .com, .edu and .gov is now online.

As expected, the nearly 2,000 suffixes that have been requested include some from companies who think they can help brand themselves with web addresses that end with things such as:

-- .apple

-- .bananarepublic

-- .chevy

-- .google

-- .lamborghini

How bad are U.S. relations with Pakistan?

Even as ties grew strained over the past few years, U.S. government and military officials generally used diplomatic language when talking about differences with Pakistan. But nowadays the Americans aren't even bothering to disguise their displeasure with their longtime ally.

Several recent events have shown just how blunt the Americans have become.

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Switching gears now, many Americans and the Obama administration mark June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, so throughout the month, we've been highlighting the successes and challenges faced by LGBT people around the world.

At Misty Cargill's funeral, the minister called her an advocate for other people with intellectual disabilities. She was — although a reluctant one.

Cargill became an advocate when NPR did a story about her fight to get a life-saving kidney transplant. Misty, 30, died in her sleep on Saturday. She was on a list to get that transplant when she died.

Saying that his country is "not violating any international law," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today defended his country's sale of weapons to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. He said Russia is not supplying anything that "can be used in battles with peaceful demonstrators."

And, Reuters reports, he "accused the United States of supplying rebels with weapons to fight against the government" — a charge the U.S. has rejected many times.

Wholesale prices fell 1 percent in May from April thanks to an 8.9 percent plunge in the price of gasoline, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The overall decrease is the largest in one month since July 2009.

Excluding the energy and sectors, prices at the wholesale level ticked up 0.2 percent.

Seven-year-old Max Page, the young actor best known for being "Little Darth Vader" in a Volkswagen ad that scored big with Super Bowl viewers last year, is having open heart surgery on Thursday.

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WATCH: Ousted Capitol Security Officials Testify On Insurrection

The Senate Homeland Security and Rules committees expect to hear from the Capitol's three former top security officials, as well as the current head of D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department.

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'Let The Lord Sort Them' Explores History Of Death Penalty & Its Uncertain Future

The death penalty has long been a contentious topic in American life. And recent political rumblings -- both nationally and in Ohio -- suggest its future is uncertain and likely to be just as turbulent.

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Democracy & Z: ‘Back to Normal’ In a Bottle?

Checking the facts and fictions swirling around the available COVID-19 vaccines. What’s actually in that stuff? How does it work? What are the risks?

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Presents Romeo & Juliet

Enjoy this special Valentine's Day production of one of the most beloved romantic tragedies in Shakespeare’s canon, the tale of star-crossed lovers.

BEST OF CINCINNATI 2021 READERS POLL

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WVXU's Senior Political Analyst covers government at the local, state and national level, plus shares stories from his 40+ years on the campaign trail.

Radio Artifact on WVXU HD2

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