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Updated at 3:32 p.m. ET

President Trump's defense team completed its arguments Tuesday against his removal from office in the Senate impeachment trial.

"I think we've made our case," White House counsel Pat Cipollone said. "All you need in this case is the Constitution and your common sense."

He said the two articles of impeachment passed last month by the House of Representatives — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — "fall far short of any constitutional standard and they are dangerous," a word he repeated several times in final remarks.

State lawmakers are expected to vote on a compromise that could stop a huge increase in the number of Ohio public school buildings where students will be eligible for private school vouchers starting this weekend. If a change is made, it has to happen before the EdChoice voucher program starts accepting applications on Saturday.

Jerry Kenney

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill into law on Monday that will make it easier for military spouses to work in the state.

Senate Bill 7 mandates that state agencies issue licenses or certificates if military members or their spouses are already licensed to work in another state.

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NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization are working on a new satellite that will use advanced radar technology to investigate global environmental change.

States around the country are preparing for the big census count that happens just once a decade. In Ohio, Census leaders discuss their plans to reach out to people most at risk of going uncounted.

Updated at 9:15 p.m. ET

As President Trump's legal team pressed the case for acquittal on Monday, they repeatedly made two points: the charges against Trump do not meet the constitution's criteria for impeachment. And if the president is removed from office for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, it will set a "dangerous" precedent.

"You cannot turn conduct that is not impeachable into impeachable conduct simply by using words like quid pro quo," said one of Trump's lawyers, Alan Dershowitz, calling the charges "vague, indefinable."

Jerry Kenney

The African American infant mortality rate has been consistently high for decades both, in Ohio and throughout the United States. But one nearby county got that rate down significantly. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Anna Huntsman tells us how they did it.

Here’s a truth about coming home from war. The soldier is finally home, but not fully. The National Center for PTSD says trauma survivors often experience problems in intimate and family relationships; because PTSD interferes with trust, communication, and emotional closeness. Today on Veterans’ Voices, Army veteran Andrew Klein of Kettering talks with his wife, Anna and daughter, Elyse about their gradual healing process.


Stats + Stories: The 2020 Census: A Bellwether for the Future

Jan 25, 2020
Robert Santos is vice president & chief methodologist at the Urban Institute as well as President-Elect of American Statistical Association.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

For the last several years the US Census Bureau has been gearing up for its count of the American population. Researchers have been working out sampling strategies as well as what types of questions Americans will be asked. One of the concerns going into the 2020 Census is the possibility of miscounts, which could impact everything from representation in Congress, to federal funding for a variety of projects. Assessing the miscount risk is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelist John Bailer, Chair of Miami’s Statistics Department. Their guest is Rob Santos, the Vice President and Chief Methodologist at the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research organization focused on issues of public policy. Recently released is a report assessing possible miscounts in the 2020 Census, and Santos is one of the report’s authors. 

Updated at 1:32 p.m. ET

President Trump "did absolutely nothing wrong," White House counsel Pat Cipollone said Saturday, as lawyers representing the president got their first shot to poke holes in the impeachment case made this week by Democrats.

Saturday's proceedings, which lasted a little more than two hours, set up the White House arguments in the impeachment trial. The proceedings resume Monday at 1 p.m.

Updated at 9:00 p.m. ET

House Democrats on Friday finished their third and final day of arguments that President Trump, impeached by the House, now should be convicted and removed from office by the Senate.

The president's lawyers will get their turn to lay out the case for acquittal starting this weekend.

"A toxic mess"

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