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Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to warn of the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran, the prime minister arrived in Washington for the speech the White House didn't want him to give....
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Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants....
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Iraq's Tikrit: A Sunni bastion on the road to Mosul

The offensive launched Monday by Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters is aimed at capturing Tikrit, a Sunni city 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad that was captured by Islamic State militants during their lightning advance last summer....
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UN rights office: Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000

BERLIN (AP) -- More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a "merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure," the U.N. human rights office said Monday....
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Covert 'body sculptor' says clients chose her over surgeons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death....
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A look at the key things to watch in Gov. Tom Wolf's budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf will unveil his spending plans for the 2015-16 fiscal year that starts July 1. Wolf, a Democrat, is expected to propose perhaps the biggest shake-up in the state tax system in over 40 years, although little is known thus far about the precise details of his plans. All of it would require approval by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Here is a summary of what Wolf has revealed in the six weeks since he became governor, as well as the...
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Process gets underway to carve up $60 million Sandusky fine

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how that money might be put to use....
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Boston falls short of season snow record _ for now

BOSTON (AP) -- It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record - for now that is....
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Coroner: Man in wife's Christmas Eve ax slaying killed self

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife with an ax on Christmas Eve was pronounced dead after a suicide attempt left him brain-dead, authorities said....
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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston....
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Winter storm causes flight cancellations, other travel woes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The latest round of winter weather has led to cancellation of hundreds of flights and caused other travel problems in Philadelphia....
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Opinion Poll

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Do you think the six world powers have given up on stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons? <More Info>

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17%
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Yesterday's Poll

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Do you think Pennsylvania state lawmakers should have limits on the amount of money they can make from second jobs and other financial interests or should outside income be banned?

Limit Secondary Income:
62%
Ban Secondary Income:
38%
Limit
0%
Total Votes: 10,373

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