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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Every single day tens of thousands of Americans get stuck in traffic, subways and planes because of outdated and collapsing infrastructure, too many cars, detours, repairs and poor mass transit.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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New Law Limits Options For Putting A Pet To Sleep

Some pet owners opt to have a veterinarian come into their home to make the process more comfortable for both them and the pet. However, new a new law is quickly putting a stop to that option, which many are hoping will be changed soon.

04/18/2013

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Dem, GOP Senators Reach Background Check Deal

A Senate aide and a lobbyist say two senators have struck a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more firearms purchases. The agreement could build support for President Barack Obama’s drive to curb gun violence.

04/10/2013

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Postal Service Delays Plans To Cut Saturday Mail Service

The U.S. Postal Service says it will delay plans to cut Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn’t allowing the change.

KDKA-TV–04/10/2013

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Newtown Victim’s Sister Says Assault Guns Should Be Banned & Recalled

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Jillian Soto, sister of one of the teachers killed during the Newtown school shooting, about her view of gun control and her work in Washington, DC.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/10/2013

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Diving Into The Sequester With Congressman Rothfus

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to US Congressman Keith Rothfus on what the Sequester is and what is being done about it.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/19/2013

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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

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