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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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Trib Reporter In Middle East Talks About Obama Speech Reactions

With President Barack Obama announcing Saturday that he will seek congressional approval to use force in Syria, many are asking: What will happen next in the Middle East?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/01/2013

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Local Leaders Weigh In On President’s Statement On Syria

Local leaders are weighing in following strong words from President Obama Saturday afternoon as the situation in Syria intensifies.

08/31/2013

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Obama Will Seek Congressional Approval On Syria

Obama will seek authorization for the use of force in Syria from Congress.

08/31/2013

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Budget Cuts Threaten Local Energy Lab

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), with two big facilities in South Park and Morgantown, is not well-known, but — working with local universities — it’s America’s fossil fuel research lab.

08/21/2013

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New App Lets Commuters Complain Directly To Politicians

Every single day tens of thousands of Americans get stuck in traffic, subways and planes because of outdated and collapsing infrastructure, too many cars, detours, repairs and poor mass transit.

07/30/2013

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Local Institutions’ Employees Feeling Effects Of Obamacare

Some employers say they find the Affordable Care Act – unaffordable. Instead of extending coverage to some employees, they’re cutting their hours.

07/02/2013

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Local Students Upset Over College Loan Interest Rate Spike

Congress is off on its Fourth of July holiday and did not resolve the interest rate crisis for student loans.

07/01/2013

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Military Moving Women To Frontline Combat And Commando Missions

Is there any job in the military — frontline combat or on special commando missions — that women can not do?

06/18/2013

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Pa. Representative Grills Former IRS Commissioner

All eyes were on the Ways and Means Committee when they took up the IRS issue.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/17/2013

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IRS Commissioner Ousted Over Tea Party Targeting

Hurrying to check a growing controversy, President Barack Obama ousted the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service late Wednesday amid an outcry over revelations that the agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for scrutiny when they filed for tax-exempt status.

05/15/2013

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