Fast-food giant Burger King admitted that some of its beef patties sold in the U.K. contained traces of horsemeat thanks to a negligent supplier, although it insists those patties never made it to restaurants. WORLD -2
Cincinnati car commuters spent a combined $947 million on traffic congestion in 2011, according to a study released by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
The Missouri state Senate is weighing a bill that would require first-graders to take an NRA-sponsored gun safety training course; those same first-graders currently aren’t required by the state to undergo any kind of sex ed. WORLD -2
Several Ohio universities are seeing significant spikes in applicants this year, possibly thanks to better out-of-state recruiting efforts. CINCINNATI +1
A controversial Tennessee bill known as the “Don’t Say Gay” measure was recently amended to include harsher requirements; the bill includes a provision that would require teachers or counselors to inform the parents of students who identify themselves as LGBT. WORLD -1
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