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Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships....
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Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

TOKYO (AP) -- President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth....
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AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon (AP) -- As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the rugged frontier into neighboring Lebanon....
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Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships....
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Schwartz ad highlights her role in health care law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is airing a new TV campaign commercial that aggressively touts her involvement in President Barack Obama's signature health care law....
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Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia....
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Ex-Pitt player pleads guilty to bank robbery

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former University of Pittsburgh football player has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank....
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Heisse named editor of The Times in Munster

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) -- A veteran editor and manager has been named editor of The Times Media Co. in Munster....
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USDA awards $6 million for climate change study

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes....
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17-year-old shot to death in Pittsburgh area

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) -- A 17-year-old boy has been shot to death in a Pittsburgh-area community....
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Public school advocates call for funding changes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Advocates for Pennsylvania public schools are demanding more money and a fairer funding formula....
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School district evacuated after bomb threat

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania school district has evacuated nearly 1,000 students after a bomb threat....
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Mayor questions bid for August Wilson Center

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A dispute erupted Tuesday over efforts to save Pittsburgh's bankrupt August Wilson Center for African American Culture....
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Investigators: Plane 'wobbling' before fatal crash

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Federal investigators say a witness saw a small plane flying low and "wobbling" moments before it crashed at a southwestern Pennsylvania airport last month, killing a former Ukrainian champion figure skater....
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Opinion Poll

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Do you think campaigning on the economy is a losing strategy for Democratic candidates? <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

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Do you think the Administration decision to delay the pipeline indefinitely was due to environmental concerns or politically motivated concerns?

Political Concerns:
82%
Environmental Concerns:
18%
Total Votes: 9,049

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