FROM Bill Cohen
Unions Face a Test in Ohio Election In the swing state of Ohio tomorrow, another battle will be fought in the war between Republicans and unionized government workers who turn out the troops, and the money, for Democrats. In March, Ohio's Republican Governor John Kasich and GOP legislators passed a law banning strikes by 350,000 government workers, increasing what they pay for health benefits and establishing standards of merit for pay and for layoffs. It hasn't yet gone into effect because Democrats forced a referendum , which will be held tomorrow. Bill Cohen reports from the Statehouse for Ohio Public Radio .
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.