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3:59pm

Wed August 19, 2015
Remembrances

Louis Stokes, Ohio's First African-American Congressman, Dies

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 5:33 pm

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3:59pm

Wed August 19, 2015
Asia

Thai Business Owners Worry Bombing Could Drive Away Tourists

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 5:41 pm

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1:52pm

Wed August 19, 2015
The Two-Way

Louis Stokes, Ohio's First African-American U.S. Congressman, Dies At 90

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 2:29 pm

Rep. Louis Stokes was the dean of the Ohio congressional delegation until he stepped down in 1999.
Tony Dejak AP

Former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes of Ohio, who was the state's first black congressman and who represented Cleveland and some of its neighboring suburbs for 30 years, has died. He was 90.

His death Tuesday was confirmed by a family statement and comes a month after Stokes revealed that he had been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer. The family statement read, in part:

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12:53pm

Wed August 19, 2015
Politics

For Latinos, Environment Seems Just As Important As Immigration

Originally published on Thu August 20, 2015 12:15 pm

An increasing amount of research suggests the environment — an issue that has long been seen within the purview of progressive, white liberals — is now increasingly important to Latinos.

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8:59am

Wed August 19, 2015
It's All Politics

2016 Campaigns Will Spend $4.4 Billion On TV Ads, But Why?

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 12:02 pm

Thomas Checkler, owner of The Old Village Barber in Worthington, Ohio, discusses the impact that the barrage of political ads have on him and his customers during the 2012 presidential election campaign.
Mike Munden AP

The 2016 election is already providing a lot of eye-popping statistics about the ballooning spending candidates will do in the 2016 election. Among them:

  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's superPAC has already raised more — in the first half of a non-election year — than Obama's main superPAC did in all of the 2012 cycle.
  • The latest big TV ad buy in the 2016 presidential election — on Ohio Gov. John Kasich's behalf, totaling $375,000 — is worth more than seven times the annual median U.S. household income.
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