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Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban, preventing the government from suspending new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program....
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S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned Thursday by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power....
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In lab simulating harsh Mars climate, a nascent potato grows

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- In a lab in the Peruvian capital of Lima, a simulator mimicking the harsh conditions found on Mars now contains a hint of life: a nascent potato plant....
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It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years

LONDON (AP) -- Britain filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, with fond words and promises of friendship that could not disguise the historic nature of the schism - or the years of argument and hard-nosed bargaining ahead as the U.K. leaves the embrace of the bloc for an uncertain future as "global Britain."...
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US Marshals search for missing federal judge, 91

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A 91-year-old federal judge who recently stopped hearing cases due to health issues has been reported missing from his Pennsylvania home....
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Historical marker for tennis great Tilden rejected again

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A state history group has again rejected a proposed marker honoring tennis ace Bill Tilden, whose complicated legacy includes three Wimbledon titles but also two arrests for sexual misconduct with teenage boys....
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Boy pleads guilty to killing brother after dispute over girl

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy has pleaded guilty to shooting his 18-year-old brother to death with a shotgun in a dispute that authorities said was over a girl....
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Death sentence upheld in 2008 dismemberment killing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence imposed on a man convicted of killing a woman and dumping her dismembered remains along a pair of interstates almost a decade ago....
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Senate OKs money for Pennsylvania unemployment comp centers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Legislation heading to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would free up $15 million to improve service in the state's unemployment compensation centers....
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Judge rejects plea deal for pastor accused of rape of teen

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has rejected a plea agreement that would have imposed a two-year jail term on a suburban Philadelphia pastor accused of having raped and impregnated a teenage girl....
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Man gets life plus 30 to 60 years in slaying

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A west Philadelphia maintenance man has been convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole in the rape and strangulation death of a Drexel University graduate student....
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1 of 2 men seeks to withdraw plea in botched robbery slaying

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- One of two western Pennsylvania men who pleaded guilty in a shooting death during a botched robbery more than four years ago is seeking to withdraw his plea and go to trial....
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Attorney: Client defended himself in shooting of student, 16

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- A defense attorney says a man questioned by police in the shooting death of a teenager outside a suburban Pittsburgh middle school was acting in self-defense....
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Doctor gets prison for filming women in bathrooms

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania doctor is being sent to prison for secretly filming women with cameras hidden in bathrooms at his office and home....
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Given the budget deficit should the state increase funding to market Pennsylvania tourism?

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