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No Longer Handcuffed, Ex-Judge Mails Out Apology Letters

A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice has finally mailed apology letters to every other judge in the state as part of her criminal sentence for using her state-paid staff to run her political campaigns.

04/16/2015

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Pennsylvania Set To Play A Key Role In 2016 Presidential Race

Hillary Rodham Clinton made no mention of her potential Republican rivals when kicking off her second campaign for president.

04/13/2015

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Second Shot: Hillary Clinton Running Again For President

Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, as a top adviser announced her much-awaited second campaign for the White House.

04/12/2015

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Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

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GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

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Pittsburgh’s Pilot Reconciliation Project Aimed At Saving Citizen & Police Lives

On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Pittsburgh was one of six cities for a pilot project to build trust and reconciliation between the police department and the diverse communities it serves.

03/13/2015

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Pittsburgh Among 6 Cities Chosen For Project On Curbing Racial Bias

Six cities will participate in a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial bias and improving ties between law enforcement and communities, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.

03/12/2015

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Wolf Administration Broadens Number Of Highmark Customers Eligible For UPMC Care

The Wolf administration says it will interpret last year’s consent agreement between Highmark and UPMC in a broader way than its predecessor.

03/06/2015

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State Senators Push Bill To Require Vehicles Be Clear Of Ice And Snow

It’s happened to most of us — a big chunk of snow or ice comes flying off a truck or car directly into your path.

03/05/2015

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Democrats Say Wolf’s Budget Proposal Will Be Ambitious

More details of Gov. Tom Wolf’s forthcoming budget proposal emerged Monday, as top Democratic lawmakers said Wolf’s ambitious proposal must be considered as a whole, rather than as pieces.

03/02/2015

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Regulators OK ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules For Internet Providers

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.

02/26/2015

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Local Shopping Malls May Or May Not Be Ready For Terrorist Attack

Local shopping malls didn’t want to engage publicly about their security measures, but all seemed aware that a Somali group called al-Shabaab had issued a general threat, as reported on Australian television.

02/23/2015

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Guilty Plea Caps Steep Fall For Ex-Pennsylvania Treasurer McCord

On Tuesday, Rob McCord was in a federal courtroom in Harrisburg, where he pleaded guilty to two counts of extortion stemming from allegations that he used his position as treasurer to threaten two potential donors during his failed gubernatorial campaign.

02/17/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/16/2015

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Santorum Tears Up Recalling Near Death Of His Daughter Bella

The book is called “Bella’s Gift” — and the hero of the story is a little 6-year-old girl named Bella Santorum who doctors said was not going to live.

02/13/2015

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