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Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

ATLANTA (AP) -- Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House....
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Israel's ultra-Orthodox mull bigger role for women

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A struggle for women's rights is brewing within Israel's deeply conservative ultra-Orthodox community, where women, largely shut out of politics, are beginning to demand greater representation in the country's parliament....
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Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

KHAO LAK, Thailand (AP) -- Beachside memorials and religious services were held across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters....
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Tsunami memory: Awash in misery, a reason for joy

Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the AP asked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most. This is the last of their stories, which have been published daily since Dec. 17....
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Transit officers help mother deliver baby on train

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Transit officers in Pennsylvania helped make a very special Christmas delivery....
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Corbett leaves governorship with unsettled legacy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The most notable elements of Gov. Tom Corbett's legacy may have been cemented on Election Day....
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A quick look at Corbett's record over his 4-year term

A look at Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's record over his four-year tenure:...
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Washington crosses Delaware _ with better weather

TITUSVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- George Washington made his Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River - with considerably better weather than the first time....
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Officer who shot, paralyzed man goes on desk duty

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The white officer who shot and paralyzed a black man during a struggle in a traffic stop two years ago has been placed on desk duty while federal officials investigate, the Pittsburgh police chief said....
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Christmas morning fire kills elderly woman

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania say an elderly woman was found dead following an early morning fire on Christmas morning....
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Pittsburgh moviegoers flock to 'The Interview'

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Moviegoers in Pittsburgh, like many across the nation, packed a theater to see "The Interview" following threats from hackers that nearly derailed the film's release....
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Former homeless man helps homeless on Christmas

READING, Pa. (AP) -- Samir Afif had a special reason for helping the homeless this Christmas Day - he used to be homeless himself....
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Philadelphia ties record high for Christmas Eve

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The city of Philadelphia celebrated Christmas Eve with a gift from Mother Nature - record-tying mild temperatures....
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Connection probed between man's death, assault

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Homicide detectives in western Pennsylvania are trying to find out if a man's death is connected to a reported attempted sexual assault in a nearby home about nine hours earlier....
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Opinion Poll

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In your opinion, did the U.S. Supreme Court do a good job, a fair job or a poor job over the past year? <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

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Which is your most cherished Holiday tradition?

Attending Religious Services:
70%
Visiting Family & Friends:
24%
Exchanging Gifts:
6%
Total Votes: 15,074

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