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Obama: Iran vote most important intl. debate since Iraq war

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is casting a looming congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal as the nation's most consequential foreign policy debate since the authorization of the Iraq war, a now unpopular decision that still reverberates through American politics....
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Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension in hope of a new era

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest....
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A look at Egypt's Suez Canal, past and present

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is to unveil a major expansion of the Suez Canal on Thursday in what the government hopes will be a moment of national pride following years of political unrest....
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AP WAS THERE: Egyptian president nationalizes the Suez Canal

CAIRO (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: In July 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, marking Egypt's decisive break with its colonial past....
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Special elections held in parts of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The votes are in and newly-elected state representatives are ready to get to work....
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Democrat Katie McGinty running for US Senate in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Katie McGinty, the former top aide to Gov. Tom Wolf, said Tuesday she is running for U.S. Senate, setting the stage for a 2016 Democratic primary showdown over Republican Sen. Pat Toomey's seat in a state Democrats see as crucial to their goal of recapturing a Senate majority....
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American doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary paperwork and obtained the correct permits....
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Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, died Tuesday. She was 89....
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Man convicted, sentenced to life in Craigslist murder case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man who was killed after answering a Craigslist ad for an all-terrain vehicle....
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PennEnvironment threatening ArcelorMittal pollution suit

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- ArcelorMittal's western Pennsylvania coke plant violated the federal Clean Air Act hundreds of times by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants, an environmental activist group said Tuesday....
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More jail time imposed for threatening letter to president

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man serving time in molestation case is now facing 15 more months behind bars for a threatening letter to the president that authorities said was sent to the wrong address....
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Investigators probe escape of inmate suspected in killing

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities plan to investigate what led up to the escape of a prison inmate suspected of having strangled an acquaintance while on the run in western Pennsylvania last week....
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Choir begins rehearsals for pope's Philadelphia Mass

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Those fretting about how Philadelphia will accommodate huge crowds when Pope Francis visits are now hearing some soothing sounds....
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State police nominee: 'Room for improvement' in diversity

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf's new nominee to lead the Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday that he sees room for improvement in the diversity of troopers and that better recruiting practices could help....
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Opinion Poll

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Do you think Vice President Joe Biden should launch a bid for the democratic nomination for president? <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think Pittsburgh City Council is over stepping its authority with its sick leave mandate?

Yes:
89%
No:
11%
Total Votes: 5,255

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