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Federal Officials Probing Pittsburgh VA Legionnaire’s Outbreak

Federal officials are now looking into the fatal Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak at the Pittsburgh VA.

02/04/2013

Capitol Hill

Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.

01/04/2013

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Thursday’s KDKA Afternoon News: January 3, 2012

Missed the Thursday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News? Well, here’s a recap of the highlights.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/03/2013

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Fiscal Cliff Rescue – What It Does & Does Not Do For You

For all the commotion — some would say insanity — that Washington created over the fiscal cliff these last few weeks, you’d think final approval of a bill late Tuesday night to avoid the cliff would mark lots of changes in tax rates for average Americans. Not so.

01/02/2013

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House Of Representatives Approves Fiscal Cliff Bill

All it needs now is the President’s signature. Late Tuesday night, the House of Representatives approved a bill to avert the Fiscal Cliff.

01/01/2013

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Last-Minute Deal Reached

Racing against the clock, the White House reached agreement with congressional Republicans late Monday on a deal to prevent across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts to government programs from taking effect at midnight, according to administration and Senate Democratic officials.

12/31/2012

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No Deal In House, Taxes Going Up

President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell made one last stab to avoid higher taxes on everyone, scheduled to take effect at midnight tonight.

12/31/2012

Fiscal Cliff Calculator

Dec. 31 is the last chance for Congress to prevent the United States from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff” and it doesn’t appear the two sides are close to a deal.

12/31/2012

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Work Continues In Washington D.C. To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are working on a plan to avoid the Fiscal Cliff.

12/28/2012

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Are We Also Headed For The “Dairy Cliff?”

You’ve been hearing plenty about the Fiscal Cliff over the last few weeks, but what about the Dairy Cliff? While the threat of the fiscal disaster looms in Washington D.C., there’s another issue that’s not getting much attention. And within days, it could have you paying outrageous prices for milk.

12/28/2012

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What Will It Mean To Go Over The Fiscal Cliff?

A serious split Thursday night among House Republicans in Congress meant no deal yet to avoid the fiscal cliff. Members of Congress returned home for Christmas, raising the chances of going over that cliff. But what exactly does that mean?

12/21/2012

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Falling Off Fiscal Cliff Could Hurt LIHEAP, Other Programs

With all this talk in Washington about making the wealthy pay more in taxes, or not raising taxes on the middle class, it’s easy to think this fiscal cliff is only about taxes. But it’s also about automatic spending cuts of $55 billion this coming year in non-defense programs.

12/03/2012

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Public Education Funding In Danger Of Falling Off Fiscal Cliff

As lawmakers debate what to do about the impending fiscal cliff, we’re starting to get a better understanding of just what is at stake, including education.

11/15/2012

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Opinion: Petraeus Must Testify On Libya

Petraeus must either volunteer to speak as a civilian or Congress must subpoena the former CIA Director to speak to complete the Benghazi puzzle.

11/12/2012

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