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Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America....
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Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) -- Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine, Putin had few reasons to listen....
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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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Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire....
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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

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think campaigning on the economy is a losing strategy for Democratic candidates? <More Info>

Yes:
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Yes:
100%
Total Votes: 70

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
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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