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Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, choose successor

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending the militant group's 14-year insurgency....
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Greek bailout talks to shift gear

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund begin an intensive round of talks with Greece on Friday to hammer out details of a third international bailout worth some 85 billion euros ($93 billion). Greece needs the money to keep paying its debts and remain in the euro currency....
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Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, choose successor

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending the militant group's 14-year insurgency....
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Q&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Taliban

Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban's leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan....
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Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home....
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White House nominates 4 for US judgeships in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- President Barack Obama has nominated four veteran judges to serve on the federal bench in Pennsylvania....
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Escaped Pennsylvania inmate suspected in killing near jail

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania police are searching for an escaped jail inmate suspected of killing a woman after walking away from a work-release program....
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Anchor denies sham Porsche sale; congressman husband charged

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A news anchor said Thursday that authorities have wrongly accused her of a shady Porsche transaction in the indictment of her congressman husband....
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New grave marker for Pa. baby who inspired Safe Haven Law

SHAMOKIN DAM, Pa. (AP) -- A new bronze plaque has been installed with the help of dozens of donations seven months after one was stolen from the grave of a Pennsylvania infant who was killed in 2000....
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Pittsburgh trying to keep 2 eateries after Macy's closure

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The city of Pittsburgh is trying to secure the naming rights of a restaurant and cafe from Macy's in hopes that both will live on after the landmark store is closed....
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Lawsuit filed over mass shooting at township building

The widow of one of three people killed in a shooting at a municipal building has filed a federal lawsuit against township officials and a county sheriff, alleging they knew the gunman was mentally unstable and capable of violence but failed to provide security at a township meeting where he opened fire in 2013....
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3 plead guilty to charges stemming from 4-state heroin ring

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- Three people have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a multistate heroin trafficking operation....
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Woman hurt in high-speed chase, crash at federal building

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman is hospitalized after a high-speed chase that ended in a crash outside a Pittsburgh federal building....
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Suspect in Cape Cod camp child abuse case withdraws plea

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man charged with sexually abusing three boys at a Christian summer camp on Cape Cod has withdrawn his guilty plea and now faces trial....
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Do you think granting Jonathan Pollard parole is an attempt to ease tensions between the U.S. and Israel following the nuclear deal with Iran?

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65%
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35%
Total Votes: 5,341

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