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Proposal declares Jewish homeland

The measure was decried by critics as racist and a threat to democracy.


Negotiators would extend Iran nuclear talks yet again

American officials finally acknowledged Sunday that the two sides would not reach a deal by today’s deadline.



 Students wait to enter the Wilkinsburg High School.

Wilkinsburg schools ramp up discipline

The district’s has hastened the implementation of procedures in the wake of two violent incidents with zero tolerance for disruptions.



Welfare becomes state Department of Human Services today

The name Department of Human Services more accurately reflects that the department does more than handle welfare payments, proponents say.


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Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits

Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate.



GOP steps up offensive on immigration

Congressional Republicans vowed to reverse the president’s move to allow as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants stay temporarily.


 

World


Proposal declares Jewish homeland

The measure was decried by critics as racist and a threat to democracy.



Negotiators would extend Iran nuclear talks yet again

American officials finally acknowledged Sunday that the two sides would not reach a deal by today’s deadline.


 
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Suit calls state school funding arbitrary and irrational

New lawsuit filed seeks a judicial order, this time armed with state test results showing schools failing to meet state academic standards.



Public complaints prompt Reading officials to replace 'ugly' Christmas tree

A group led by City Council president Francis Acosta has begun raising private funds to replace it with something that’s more impressive.


 

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Shuster holds transportation committee chairmanship

U.S. Rep Bill Shuster will take another spin as chairman of the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.


Peduto travels deep in the heart of Texas

By Robert Zullo Mayor Bill Peduto is escaping the city's deep freeze this week for the Lone Star State, where he will be



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