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Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq declared a "magnificent victory" Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of their biggest strongholds....
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Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq declared a "magnificent victory" Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of their biggest strongholds....
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IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according to opposition activists and Palestinian officials....
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Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win; challenges loom

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerians celebrated Muhammadu Buhari's electrifying victory in presidential elections Wednesday but sobering challenges confront their next leader, from an Islamic uprising to widespread poverty and graft....
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Drug dealer: Police threatened to toss me off high-rise

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A marijuana dealer has told jurors in a Philadelphia corruption case that drug squad officers threatened to throw him over his 19th-floor balcony....
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Pittsburgh diocese eliminating fees for marriage annulments

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Diocese of Pittsburgh has eliminated fees for annulments in keeping with comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Roman Catholics to remarry and receive other sacraments....
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Check-cashing couple gets 5 months for role in betting ring

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The husband and wife owners of a Philadelphia check cashing business have been sentenced to five months in prison for laundering money from a multimillion dollar sports gambling operation run by a former mayor's son-in-law....
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US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

DETROIT (AP) -- The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease....
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Wolf taps Josh Shapiro as chairman of state crime commission

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf is appointing Josh Shapiro to chair the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. He's a Montgomery County commissioner and former Wolf campaign adviser....
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Prosecutor says she'll review allegations against AG Kane

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A county prosecutor said Wednesday she will review evidence and other material from an investigation that prompted a grand jury to recommend Pennsylvania's attorney general be charged with perjury and other criminal offenses....
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2 men killed in plane crash near Philadelphia identified

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have released the names of two people killed in the crash of a small plane near a southeastern Pennsylvania airport over the weekend....
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5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday....
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In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect

NEW YORK (AP) -- An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979....
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Ads featuring Hitler, Arab leader appearing on Philly buses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Provocative ads showing a photograph of Adolf Hitler with a former Arab leader have started appearing on Philadelphia transit buses....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you see it as a positive sign that negotiations are continuing or a negative sign that no agreement has been reached after months of talks aimed at curtailing Iran's nuclear program? <More Info>

Positive Sign:
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Negative Sign:
84%
Positive Sign:
16%
Total Votes: 16,169

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think Indiana's Religious Free Restoration Act is fine the way it is written or should it be clarified to make sure it isn't used by business owners to exclude gay and lesbian customers from services?

Fine-Way It Is:
62%
Needs Clarification:
38%
Total Votes: 8,567

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