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Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday....
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Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday....
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Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers

SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month....
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Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled city of Timbuktu now face another threat: weather and poor storage conditions in their new location that scholars say could cause permanent damage....
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Fight between cities, nonprofits flares in Pa. Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican efforts to put Pennsylvania state lawmakers back in control of granting tax-exempt status to charities is meeting more resistance....
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USDA revises maple syrup grading with descriptive terms

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday, and now consumers can have a better understanding of what topping they're buying....
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5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
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New England digs out after getting exactly what it expected

BOSTON (AP) -- Trudging through knee-high snow, New Englanders began digging out from a blizzard Wednesday with grudging respect for the forecasters, who missed the mark in New York but were right on the money in the Boston area....
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Major impressionist exhibit making US stop in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A major impressionist exhibit featuring works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas is making its only U.S. stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this summer....
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Official resigns from embattled suburban Philly district

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- The assistant superintendent of an embattled suburban Philadelphia school district has stepped down a month after his former boss was charged with stealing district funds and violating ethics rules....
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Insurance man gives $20M to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An insurance agent has left more than $20 million in his will to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the largest gift in the facility's history....
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Justice Dept. investigating Allegheny College sex response

MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Allegheny College says it's cooperating with the U.S. Department of Justice investigation that the school's response to sexual violence or harassment wasn't sufficient....
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Cops: Woman accused of abusing child said girl was annoying

BLAWNOX, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania couple has been jailed after police said the woman severely abused the man's 2-year-old daughter, telling officers the victim "was a horrible child to deal with, with an annoying scream."...
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Pennsylvania town shuts down man's garage 'fight nights'

FARRELL, Pa. (AP) -- Police and zoning officials have shut down "Fight Nights" that a man holds in his western Pennsylvania garage, even though he argues the events are harmless and, more or less, akin to "mud wrestling."...
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think Governor Corbett's appointment during his last week in office should be allowed to remain head of the State Office of Open Records? <More Info>

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51%
Yes:
49%
Total Votes: 15,967

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think Congress should approve the president's request for a $3 billion contribution to the Green Climate Fund?

No:
82%
Yes:
18%
Total Votes: 28,965

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