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Vegas shooting doesn't change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

ATLANTA (AP) -- The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws....
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Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victory

BEIRUT (AP) -- Kurdish-led forces on Friday declared victory over the Islamic State group in Raqqa, the former "capital" of its self-proclaimed caliphate where militants had terrorized the population for four years - setting up a climactic last stand for the extremists in the last vestiges of territory they control....
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What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm

BARCELONETA, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, crews fan out across the battered island, erecting light poles and power lines in a block by block slog....
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Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation....
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Man who stabbed fellow students considers pleading guilty

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man charged with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his suburban Pittsburgh high school three years ago will spend the weekend considering whether to plead guilty, his attorney and a prosecutor said Friday....
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Attorney General: Prosecutor influenced girlfriend's cases

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A 72-year-old Pennsylvania prosecutor obstructed justice and misused the power of his office by improperly intervening in criminal cases involving his 39-year-old heroin-using girlfriend, who is now in state prison on a check-forgery case, a state grand jury found....
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Ex-councilwoman's donation helps save 19 cats in house fire

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania town's fire department is praising an ex-councilwoman whose donation helped save the lives of 19 cats in a house fire....
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Florist's shop robbed while owner giving flowers to veterans

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania florist's shop has been robbed while the owner was away handing out free bouquets to veterans at a health center....
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Ex-prosecutor to sue Cosby accuser, alleging personal injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former district attorney who declined to press sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby in 2005 has filed the beginnings of a lawsuit against Cosby's accuser in Philadelphia....
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Judges tosses charge against pregnant woman who overdosed

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed the most serious criminal charge against a woman who authorities say overdosed while pregnant....
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High school students protest over racist carved pumpkins

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Several hundred students at a Pennsylvania high school walked out to protest the second race-related incident at the school in just over a week: a Facebook photo showing current and former students posing with pumpkins carved with racist symbols....
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Ex-Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams disbarred

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disbarred Philadelphia's former top prosecutor, the latest blow to the jailed ex-district attorney who pleaded guilty in a bribery scandal earlier this year....
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Man who slit neck of girlfriend set to move out gets prison

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who flew into a rage when his girlfriend said she was moving out has been sentenced to prison for trying to slit her throat with scissors and hitting her with a hammer....
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Police: Newborn's dad sold heroin in hospital maternity ward

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he sold heroin in the hospital maternity ward room where people were visiting his newborn daughter....
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Should American tech companies be compelled to turn over private digital data stored outside the U.S. to criminal investigators? <More Info>

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68%
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32%
Total Votes: 10,995

Yesterday's Poll

Should Gov. Wolf approve the House revenue proposal that borrows $1.5 billion-dollars, expands gambling, and uses fund transfers without raising taxes to balance the budget?

Yes
75%
No
25%
Total Votes: 10,596

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