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This new law means many more Ohio officials are watching out for elder abuse. Here’s why it was passed.

Real estate agents, CPAs and firefighters are part of the expanded list of professions now required to report when they suspect a case of elder abuse. New requirements begin today that broaden the definition of a mandatory reporter to pull . . .

White House proposes federal government overhaul, including a consolidation of safety-net programs

Mulvaney advocates for combining Education and Labor Departments (Photo: Susan Walsh/The Washington Post)   White House budget director Mick Mulvaney on June 21 introduced a government reorganization plan to combine the Departments of Labor and Education. The White House on . . .

Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America

Editor’s note: We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and historians to describe the divide from different angles. . . .

Ohio would lose funding for heating aid, arts, Lake Erie clean-up under Trump budget

Donald Trump’s first budget may go nowhere in Congress, but it laid down a gauntlet more direct than the president’s bluntest tweets: The federal government will be far smaller, and even the pet projects of the states that sent him . . .