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Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine....
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UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

GENEVA (AP) -- The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday....
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Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine....
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Democracy battle: Beijing set to dismay Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democracy groups....
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Pa. man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man who acknowledged producing child pornography faces a minimum of 15 years in prison when he's sentenced early next year....
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In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, marking the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date....
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Fire chief charged with theft must repay $45K

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- The chief of a volunteer fire department in northeastern Pennsylvania will repay the agency more than $45,000 to help settle theft allegations....
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Harrisburg treasurer resigns after theft charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The treasurer of Pennsylvania's capital city is stepping down due to theft charges related to his previous job....
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Online list IDs water wells harmed by drilling

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Six years into a natural gas boom, Pennsylvania has for the first time released details of 243 cases in which companies prospecting for oil or gas were found by state regulators to have contaminated private drinking water wells....
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Philly museum to display ancient human skeleton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton that was recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum storage room....
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Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law....
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W. Pa. ice cream shop owner guilty of child abuse

MCCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania ice cream store owner has been convicted of sexually abusing two girls....
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Pittsburgh man claims $87 million lottery jackpot

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pittsburgh retiree claimed an $87 million prize in the Mega Millions game on Thursday....
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Ruling affects Illinois cancer cluster case

MCCOLLUM LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania court ruling means a lawsuit can go forward accusing a chemical company of dumping toxins in Illinois, causing a deadly cancer cluster....
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Opinion Poll

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Should the Labor Council invite all politicians to march in the Labor Day parade? <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

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Do you agree with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's proposal to substitute county police patrols with park rangers?

Yes:
63%
No:
37%
Total Votes: 5,999

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