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Trump and the new politics of honoring war dead

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After her Army son died in an armored vehicle rollover in Syria in May, Sheila Murphy says, she got no call or letter from President Donald Trump, even as she waited months for his condolences, wrote to him to say "some days I don't want to live," and still heard nothing....
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Trump and the new politics of honoring war dead

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After her Army son died in an armored vehicle rollover in Syria in May, Sheila Murphy says, she got no call or letter from President Donald Trump, even as she waited months for his condolences, wrote to him to say "some days I don't want to live," and still heard nothing....
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Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates

BEIRUT (AP) -- Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government troops to reach a province held by an al-Qaida-linked group....
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US-backed Syrian fighters clearing war remnants in Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria were removing land mines and clearing main roads in Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after their commanders declared the city was under their control, a spokesman said....
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Man found dead in Philadelphia with knife in back

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police found a man dead with a large kitchen knife protruding from his back in Philadelphia....
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Sandusky to learn if he'll get new trial or charges tossed


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Football player cut from Albright passes on reinstatement

READING, Pa. (AP) -- A football player who was offered reinstatement after being cut from the team at Division III Albright College in Pennsylvania says he will not rejoin the team....
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Allentown unveils body cameras for police department

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania city has added body cameras to its police force....
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Principal spends night on roof after Harvey fundraiser

NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania school principal has spent a chilly night on the roof after his students raised money for a school in Houston after Hurricane Harvey....
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Pennsylvania House OKs new cash package to backfill deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled House of Representatives advanced its latest deficit-financing proposal Tuesday night that revolved around elements the House previously had rejected in a protracted budget standoff with the Senate and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf....
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Pennsylvania healthsystems get $1M grants to fight addiction

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is using $4 million in federal aid to help start up four regional medication-assisted programs to treat people struggling with drug addiction....
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Medical marijuana grower gets green light in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A licensed grower and processor of medical marijuana in northwestern Pennsylvania became the first with the state's approval to begin planting seeds Tuesday....
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Pittsburgh diocese settles suit over birth control mandate

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh and Erie Roman Catholic dioceses have settled lawsuits seeking to overturn an Affordable Care Act mandate that would have forced them to provide contraceptive and abortion-inducing drugs or services as part of their employee health care plans....
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Jury deliberates in trial of Liberian accused of war crimes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The trial of an accused Liberian war criminal charged with lying about his past to enter the U.S. neared its end Tuesday as jurors began deliberations and a defense attorney said prosecutors had been "hoodwinked" by witnesses telling stories of gruesome atrocities....
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