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GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it....
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Jerusalem's Old City: Tourists welcome, media not so much

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police acknowledged on Wednesday that security forces are preventing journalists from entering parts of the Old City of Jerusalem as part of efforts to lower tensions around a contested hilltop compound that has been at the epicenter of the latest deadly flare-up in Israeli-Palestinian violence....
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Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to a contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there, prolonging a crisis that Israel hoped it had resolved by making concessions at the site....
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House GOP works to deliver on border wall for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republican allies of President Donald Trump are intent on giving him a long-sought victory in Congress by finally making a down payment on his long-promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico....
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Police: Snapchat video shows drinking in SUV before 3 die

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) -- A series of Snapchat videos posted by one of three young people killed in an SUV crash shows them drinking in the vehicle beforehand and passing around a vodka bottle, police said. A fourth person in the vehicle was critically injured....
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The Latest: Foxconn says Wisconsin first investment of many

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest on electronics giant Foxconn's plans to build manufacturing facilities in the United States (all times local):...
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Feds: Mayor, ex-mayor in 2 Pennsylvania cities sold favors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading have been charged with corruption for a series of pay-to-play schemes officials likened to putting for-sale signs on their offices while promising political favors to deep-pocketed donors....
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Award-winning Philadelphia restaurant settles lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A high-end Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by a former server who claimed she had to give her tips to other workers....
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Pennsylvania Senate seeks to close $2 billion budget gap

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Senate huddled behind closed doors Wednesday as they sought to reach agreement on a plan to plug a $2 billion hole in the state budget....
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Diner featured in 'Silver Linings Playbook' closes over fire

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia diner that gained fame when it was featured in the 2012 film "Silver Linings Playbook" has been temporarily closed after a fire....
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Charges dropped for high school sports star accused of rape

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped all charges against a two-sport star at a suburban Pittsburgh high school who had been accused of raping a 17-year-old girl....
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Statue kept decades in Philly closet sent to Italian church

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A nearly life-sized statue missing for decades from an Italian church is being returned by an American couple who finally solved the mystery of their family's odd relic....
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West Virginia orders halt to Rover Pipeline segments

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- State environmental authorities have ordered a halt to Rover Pipeline construction in places where it found permit violations damaging streams in northern West Virginia....
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US salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico; 1 dead

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has been blamed for the death of a person in New York City and for sickening 46 others in 12 states....
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Should the courts be allowed to determine medical care against family wishes when patient's "best interest" is at stake? <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

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Do you agree with Pa. Supreme Court's decision not to apply tougher 2012 registry changes to prior sex offenders?

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36%
Total Votes: 11,232

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