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The giraffe herd at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has grown by one. Tessa, a 12-year-old, gave birth to a calf sired by 11-year-old Kimba early Monday morning. The baby hasn't been named yet. It's Tessa and Kimba's fourth together, and the 16th giraffe born at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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A Madisonville charter school board is voting on a measure that could add them to Cincinnati Public School's roster.

If you buy tickets to this year's Western & Southern Open, you will notice there are 18 types of tickets instead of four, as in previous years. CEO Andre Silva pointed out at a media luncheon some are as much as 50% cheaper.

2019 summer reads
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James Patterson, James Patterson, James Patterson. Cincinnati readers really like James Patterson.

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Southwest Ohio leads the state in the number of people with developmental disabilities benefiting from tele-caregiving. That's when technology takes the place of overnight live-in caregivers who are often hard to hire and retain.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is holding its biennial policy summit in Cincinnati for the first time. The event, June 19-21 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza hotel, will cover a wide array of topics related to urban growth, income inequality, segregation in housing and education, overall public sentiment about the economy, and will also feature a town hall.

But what exactly does the Federal Reserve do?

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In April, Ohio passed a so-called "heartbeat" bill into law, banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy. No exception is made for cases of rape or incest but the bill does allow for abortions in cases where a woman's life is at risk. Several other states including Kentucky have passed similar bans that are either soon to take effect or have been blocked in federal court.

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The new soccer stadium going up in the West End has cleared another hurdle. Cincinnati's planning commission approved the final development plan Friday morning.

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The historic command module that took the Apollo 11 crew to the moon and back in July 1969 is coming to Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Museum Center will be the fifth and final stop for Columbia and the Smithsonian's traveling exhibition "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission."

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The gorilla at the center of a dispute between the Cincinnati Zoo and the California-based Gorilla Foundation is back in the Queen City. Ndume is a 37-year-old silverback. 

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Dayton, hard hit by the opioid crisis, is battling back. The latest help comes from a Google Alphabet company called Verily, which is piloting an addiction treatment program it may scale nationwide.

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George Lee Anderson of Bridgewater, South Dakota, might well have turned out to be one of the most obscure people to have ever put on the uniform of a Major League Baseball team.

You know him as Sparky, a nickname given to him by a minor league radio broadcaster because young George was something of a firecracker.

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Cincinnati City Council votes to decriminalize the possession of less than 100 grams (just over 3.5 ounces) of marijuana.

In newly-released text messages from Dwight Tillery to city council members, the former Cincinnati mayor calls current Mayor John Cranley a "bully," and a "racist."  

Bloggers are exposing sexual abuse in Protestant churches.

Records show a local school district harbored a hostile environment for black students.

And FC Cincinnati's real estate projects could cost taxpayers more than $200 million in their first 20 years of operation.

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Nearly two months after the Roebling Suspension Bridge was closed to traffic, transportation officials say hope is on the horizon. A plan to shore up safety issues until a long-term solution can begin is expected next week, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

inside out studio
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Hamilton art studio Inside Out wants its artists with developmental disabilities to integrate with patrons.

human gene editing
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Last November a Chinese scientist reported the birth of twin girls whose genes he had edited. Using CRISPR technology, he claimed he altered their genes to include a variant that protected against transmission of HIV.

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The Cincinnati Zoo will retest its elephants for a potentially deadly virus following the deaths of two African elephants at the Indianapolis Zoo in March.

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Cincinnati City Council voted five-three Wednesday to decriminalize the possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana.

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Kroger on Wednesday broke ground on its first high-tech fulfillment center in Monroe. The automated warehouse with digital and robotic capabilities is expected to generate more than 400 new jobs.

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On the morning of Saturday, June 22 – exactly 500 days before the 2020 election – the Hamilton County Republican Party hopes to fill the Sharonville Convention Center with the GOP faithful for a gigantic pep rally that will feature Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, President Trump's campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and a cast of thousands.

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