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Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn

Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman - who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor - was allowed a peaceful, painless death....
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US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

LUENEN, Germany (AP) -- One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world....
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UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning....
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Relative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A relative lull descended on the war-torn Gaza Strip at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday, as international efforts intensified to end the three-week war between Israel and Hamas and the U.N. called for an "immediate" cease-fire....
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Storm brings rain, power outages to Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A storm that moved quickly through the Philadelphia area has brought rain and power outages....
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Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder....
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3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day Sunday as officials offered a $110,000 reward for information leading to their capture....
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Police: Man kills son, 5, wounds the boy's mother

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Philadelphia man shot and killed his 5-year-old son and critically wounded the boy's mother before trying to kill himself as officers closed in....
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Independent hopefuls may widen gubernatorial field

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Just when Pennsylvania voters were getting used to the idea of a gubernatorial election showdown between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, other hopefuls may soon be joining the fray....
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Woman gets 6-year sentence in deadly highway crash

BELVIDERE, N.J. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman who was driving drunk and traveling the wrong way when she caused a deadly head-on crash on a northwestern New Jersey highway is now headed to state prison....
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House fire kills woman in Luzerne County

ASHLEY, Pa. (AP) -- A house fire in Luzerne County has claimed the life of a 65-year-old woman....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you agree with this proposed pilot program of screening youths in their home country to determine refugee status? <More Info>

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Total Votes: 189

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you agree with the U.S. Sentencing Commission decision allowing felons already serving time, eligible for early release?

No:
95%
Yes:
5%
Total Votes: 8,555

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