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Clones help famous elm tree named Herbie live on, for now

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YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A massive elm tree nicknamed Herbie is long gone, but it is going to live on, thanks to cloned trees that are being made available to the public.
At 110 feet and more than 200 years, Herbie was the tallest and oldest elm in New England and survived 14 bouts of Dutch elm disease because of the devo ... (full story)

Supreme Court case looms large for rivals in abortion debate

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Anti-abortion activists gathered last week in Washington for their annual March for Life, eager to cheer on a continuing wave of federal and state abortion restrictions.
However, many activists on both sides of the debate already are looking ahead to March 4, when the U.S. Supreme Court hears its first major abortion case since ... (full story)

State voting, registration laws vary and change frequently

The rules of elections are always changing.
In the states and the District of Columbia, lawmakers last year considered more than 2,900 bills dealing with elections and voting, and enacted more than 350, according to a tally by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The changes include deadlines for registration, pay ... (full story)

Ohio part of multistate settlement with PayPal fund

Regulators from 22 states and the District of Columbia have determined the charitable leg of international online payment system PayPal had not been acting as transparently as it should.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last week announced the state's inclusion in an agreement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund, requiring the org ... (full story)

Disabled couples navigate red tape on way to altar

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LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — As the wedding photographer snapped away, Sherri and Bill Adams leaned over their wheelchairs for a kiss. One felt good, so they enjoyed another. And another.
"That's enough!" someone teased.
Sherri beamed. How long had she waited for this? Five years had passed since she and Bill beca ... (full story)