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Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that the United States won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations."...
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Iraq retakes Mosul airport amid cautious advances against IS

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances on Thursday, pushing into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, where they took control of the runway....
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Rich in symbols, short on substance, UN resumes Syria talks

GENEVA (AP) -- Syria's opposing sides met face-to-face for the first time in U.N. mediation in three years on Thursday, with the U.N. envoy citing a historic chance to end a conflict that has left hundreds of thousands dead, displaced millions and fomented a proxy war by foreign powers....
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AP Analysis: In Venezuela, short on food, short of hope

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average shopper spends 35 hours a month waiting in line - three times more than in 2014....
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Conspiracy charge added against Penn State ex-administrators

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday allowed prosecutors to add a conspiracy charge against three former Penn State administrators, increasing their possible penalty if convicted of crimes for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal....
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Pennsylvania Turnpike chair leaving to join gaming board

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is leaving to join the state's casino regulatory agency....
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Police: 'No evidence' Somali native's beating was hate crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh police say there's no evidence yet that the beating of a Somali immigrant cab driver was a hate crime....
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Hillary Clinton to speak in father's Pennsylvania hometown

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton will speak at a St. Patrick's Day event in her late father's Pennsylvania hometown of Scranton....
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Penn State graduate assistants petition for union

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State graduate student assistants are seeking union representation....
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Man admits hate crime in rail station attack, gets 3 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A white man serving a three- to six-year sentence in a Pennsylvania prison for beating a black man at a Pittsburgh rail station during a drunken argument pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime involving the same assault....
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Philadelphia doctor admits selling prescriptions to addicts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A doctor has admitted his role in peddling prescriptions from a now-defunct clinic in Philadelphia that specialized in helping drug addicts....
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Mom's boyfriend waives hearing in teen death, dismemberment

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man charged with raping, killing and dismembering his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter has waived his right to a preliminary hearing....
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Guards become first Sands casino workers with union contract

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Security officers at a Pennsylvania casino have become the first to ratify a union contract under billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson....
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Sunoco building 2 pipelines, not just 1 across Pennsylvania

NEW Pa. (AP) -- Sunoco Logistics Partners says there's so much interest in its plans to build a natural gas liquids pipeline across southern Pennsylvania that they'll actually build two pipelines....
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Do you agree with the court's decision to have removed the Ten Commandments monument from outside a local high school gymnasium? <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

Do you agree with State Senator Eichelberger comments about students who graduate from urban public school systems?

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99%
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1%
Total Votes: 15,871

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