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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria....
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Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge

LONDON (AP) -- Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote....
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Doctor: Ford to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy

TORONTO (AP) -- Doctors say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to drop his bid for re-election....
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AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group....
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Police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest

Hundreds of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues 40 miles away for the killer, identified as a self-taught survivalist who hates police....
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US economic rebound slow to reach Philadelphia

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's economic recovery has been slow to reach the Philadelphia metropolitan area, hurt in part by an exodus of residents and a continued collapse in mid-wage jobs, new census data show....
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Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces....
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Trial lawyer gives $50M to Drexel law school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline has amassed a fortune during a long career representing people harmed in unusual, and unusually tragic, ways....
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Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away....
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Police: Video shows man used banana to rob store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place....
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Judge placed on leave pending crash investigation

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania judge will be placed on paid leave while state police investigate her alleged involvement in a hit-and-run....
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Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to US

BURNHAM, Maine (AP) -- Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by a son of Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A....
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House OKs bill to help save drug overdose victims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A bill that would provide immunity from criminal prosecution for "good Samaritans" who assist victims of drug overdoses has been overwhelmingly passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives....
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Bill to change welfare agency's name sent to gov

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State lawmakers are changing the name of the Department of Public Welfare, and some supporters hope it'll help remove a stigma sometimes associated with public assistance and welfare....
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Opinion Poll

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Do you believe the Pennsylvania State Legislature should pass Senate Bill 76 into law. <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

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Do you think the Allegheny County District Attorney's office should re-try Leon Ford Junior on the 5 lesser charges that a jury deadlocked on?

Yes:
59%
No:
41%
Total Votes: 5,340

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