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Rescuers search for survivors in Italy quake that killed 159

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble. The death toll stood at 159, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days....
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Colombia's president rushing plebiscite on deal with rebels

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's president is moving fast to hold a plebiscite on a landmark peace deal reached with leftist rebels, presenting to congress Thursday the full text of the accord that he says will end a half-century of bloody combat....
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A timeline of Colombia's conflict with largest rebel group

Key developments in the half-century of hostilities between Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement, which have announced a peace agreement:...
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Rescuers search for survivors in Italy quake that killed 159

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble. The death toll stood at 159, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days....
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Dealer that supplied Petco, PetSmart is charged with cruelty

Animal cruelty charges were filed Wednesday against a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart....
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Family sues Navy, blaming it for contaminated drinking water

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania family is suing the Navy, alleging their drinking water has been tainted by firefighting foams once used at two former bases in suburban Philadelphia....
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Adwatch: TV ads star Toomey in Pennsylvania's Senate race

Two new TV ads are out this week in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty. The race could help determine control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 8 election. Here is a look at the two ads, both of which focus on Toomey....
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Ohio governor to talk about drug epidemic

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) will talk about Ohio's drug problems and efforts at a judicial summit involving authorities from nine states....
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Investigators say hospice nurse stole dying patient's drugs

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a Pennsylvania hospice nurse stole a dying cancer patient's medication and blamed it on a sore neck....
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Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov't

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant....
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Wolf sets up charter school division within Ed Department

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's governor is setting up a new charter schools office within the state Department of Education to improve support and oversight....
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Man charged over rock-throwing that hurt teacher gets parole

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The first of four young men charged over a rock-throwing episode on a Pennsylvania interstate that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio teacher has been granted parole....
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Online public school founder admits to $8M in tax fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax fraud, acknowledging he siphoned more than $8 million from The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School through for-profit and nonprofit companies he controlled....
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Gunman in Boise contract killing case gets life in prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man convicted of a double killing in Boise that has been described as a murder for hire has been sentenced to life in prison....
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Given the controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundation should it be shut down permanently? <More Info>

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Will Donald Trump's "What do you have to lose" appeal encourage more minorities to vote for him this fall?

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37%
Total Votes: 25,017

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