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Rep. Murphy Proposes Mental Health Reforms

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) Earlier this year a man who was allegedly hallucinating and paranoid killed his 76 year-old grandmother in Gibsonia when he said the “Archangel Michael” made him do it. The family told KDKA’s John Shumway when it happened they wanted to see laws change because families need protection against thoughts who they feel are violent but have yet to act out.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/12/2013

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Santorum: President Obama Providing Very Poor Leadership

It has been a year since Barack Obama was re-elected as president, and it has been year that has seen the divide between the Democrats and the Republicans deepen.

11/20/2013

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Healthcare.gov Enrollment Numbers Lower Than Expected

Healthcare.gov enrollment numbers are lower than expected.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/14/2013

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Affordable Care Act Website Designers Grilled During Congressional Hearing

It was the first Congressional hearing on why Healthcare.gov, the government’s website to sign up for affordable health insurance under Obamacare, has been plagued with start-up problems.

10/24/2013

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Easy-To-Access Part Of Obamacare Website Could Be Misleading

While it’s hit or miss whether you can actually sign up for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act website, http://www.healthcare.dot.gov, there is one new feature on the home-page that always opens for you: an option for potential customers to see a plan right now.

10/23/2013

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Congress To Investigate Affordable Care Act Website Snafus

The multiple problems associated with the Affordable Care Act’s website have brought elected officials of all parties together, from President Obama to House Speaker Boehner.

10/23/2013

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Lawmakers Getting Earful From Constituents After Shutdown

Lawmakers ended the government shutdown earlier this week with a last minute deal, but it could all happen again early next year if a long-term deal isn’t reached.

10/18/2013

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Veterans From Pittsburgh Visit WWII Memorial Day After Government Reopens

The first day the government reopened, a group of 36 World War II and Korean War veterans from the Pittsburgh area bused to Washington DC to see the World War II Memorial.

10/17/2013

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Rep. Rothfus Optimistic Parties Will Come Together After Ending Shutdown

In sure sign the government shutdown is over, the doors to the popular Air and Space Museum were back open again Thursday afternoon.

10/17/2013

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Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avoid Default

Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama’s promised signature.

10/16/2013

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Government Shutdown: What Stays Open, What’s Closed

A government shutdown will furlough as many as 800,000 of the nation’s 2.1 million federal workers. It hit early Tuesday as a bitterly divided Congress failed to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.

10/01/2013

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Congress Misses Deadline For Averting Shutdown

Congress has missed the deadline for averting the first partial government shutdown in 17 years.

10/01/2013

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Government Shutdown Will Impact Local Area

Absent a last minute Congressional deal, a government shutdown will begin at midnight tonight — and Pennsylvanians will be affected.

09/30/2013

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Impending Shutdown Of Nation’s Helium Reservoir Could Be Averted

Companies that rely on helium have been holding their breath, but it now appears an impending shutdown of the nation’s helium reservoir may be averted.

09/19/2013

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Congress Opens Another VA Hearing About Legionnaire’s Disease

A Congressional committee is holding a second hearing on a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at Pittsburgh’s Veterans Affairs hospitals that killed at least five patients and sickened 21 since 2011.

09/09/2013

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