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General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

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Pro-Marijuana Supporters Rally In Pa. Capitol

A few hundred people who want the state to change its marijuana laws are taking their campaign to the Pennsylvania Capitol.

03/31/2014

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Deweese Released After Corruption Sentence

Former state Rep. Bill DeWeese has been released from prison after finishing his sentence for political corruption.

03/30/2014

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DeWeese To Be Released From Jail, While Veon Continues To Serve Time

Bill DeWeese — once the top Democrat in the state House of Representatives — will be released from prison Sunday afternoon.

03/28/2014

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Plan To Allow Bars To Make Money From Gambling Hits Snag

It would be the largest expansion of legal gambling in Pennsylvania in nearly four years, a plan to allow thousands of bars to make money off gambling, but it has hit a snag in Harrisburg.

10/23/2013

Capitol Hill

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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Pa. Senate Leader To Seek New Limit Of 70 mph

It’s been decades since a highway in Pennsylvania had a maximum speed limit of 70 miles per hour.

10/11/2013

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Pa. Lawmakers To Target Gay “Conversion” Therapy

Some state Democratic lawmakers want to bar Pennsylvania mental-health providers from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay minors.

09/17/2013

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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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Sen. Casey Calling For Quick Action To Fix Local Locks & Dams

Sen. Bob Casey sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner on Friday asking for quick action on a bill to repair locks and dams in this region.

06/21/2013

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All Eyes On Transportation Bill Debate In State House

A $2.5 billion transportation bill, which was passed by the Senate, is now in the hands of the House. Everyone would be impacted in one way or another.

06/13/2013

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Toomey-Manchin Background Check Bill Fails To Win Supermajority In Senate

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey took to the floor of the Senate Wednesday afternoon to defend his scaled back bill to require background checks of some, but not all, gun purchases.

04/17/2013

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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

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House Won’t Vote Before Midnight On Fiscal Cliff Deal

The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”

KDKA-TV–12/31/2012

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