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Yankees, Flyers Drop Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ After Hearing Singer's Racist Lyrics
Kate Smith, who shot to fame during World War II, had a repertoire that included songs containing harmful caricatures of African Americans.
Eastern Hellbender Voted Pennsylvania's Official Amphibian
The Eastern hellbender is also called a snot otter, lasagna lizard and Allegheny alligator.
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Grieving Pittsburgh Synagogue Calls On Young Artists To Help Beautify Building
The Tree of Life synagogue, the site of last fall's mass shooting, seeks art that conveys peace, hope and healing.
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Capital Gazette Receives Pulitzer Prize Special Citation For Newsroom Shooting Coverage
Multiple news outlets won awards for coverage of mass shootings in their communities, including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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White Nationalist Could Accept Plea Deal In Gun Case
By Associated Press, Associated Press
The FBI said Jeffrey Clark Jr. followed synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers on the Gab social media platform.
Pittsburgh Restricts Assault-Style Weapons After Deadly Synagogue Attack
Two firearms groups immediately filed separate lawsuits challenging the measure.
3 Ex-Penn State Fraternity Brothers Sentenced To Jail Over Hazing Death
Timothy Piazza, 19, died after consuming a large amount of alcohol during a Beta Theta Pi pledge event and falling down the stairs.
Mumps Outbreak At Temple University Sickens As Many As 105 People
Philadelphia's health department expects the outbreak to continue "for a while longer" and encourages vaccinating.
Lawmaker's Prayer Mentions Jesus 13 Times Before Muslim Colleague Is Sworn In
Movita Johnson-Harrell, the first Muslim woman to serve in the Pennsylvania state House, accused Republican Stephanie Borowicz of Islamophobia.
Former East Pittsburgh Officer Acquitted In Fatal Shooting Of Antwon Rose
By Ramesh Santanam and Mark Scolforo, AP
The verdict came on the fourth day of the trial, after less than four hours of jury deliberation.
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‘Bel-Air’ Trailer Goes Viral With Dark, Gritty Take On ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’
It’s just a short video from a fan of the 1990s sitcom, but admirers on Twitter called for a full-length project.
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Police Arrested A Man Named Sober For Being Not Sober
Police said Daniel Sober's blood-alcohol level was a whopping .194.
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Teamsters Union Faces Revolt From Members Over UPS Contracts
Local unions in Pennsylvania say their national leaders seek to implement an agreement they voted down.
Man Accused Of Choking Driver For Singing Christmas Songs In March
Too soon? Or too late?
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Pizza Deliveryman Murdered After Being Lured To Vacant House
Police are looking for whoever ordered food delivered to a home under construction, then killed delivery driver Bobby Jenkins.
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Close To 2,000 Manufacturing Workers Just Went On Strike In Pennsylvania
After a merger with GE Transportation, the new employer "wants to turn this into an Amazon warehouse," the union says.
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Church Manager Accused Of Stealing $1.2 Million For Family Trips, Personal Expenses
David Reiter allegedly skimmed money from a Pennsylvania Presbyterian church for years -- while playing an active role in his faith community.
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'Moment Of Reckoning': Cities Burn Recyclables After China Bans Imports
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian U.S.
This new reality risks an increase of plumes of toxic pollution that threaten many black and Latino communities.
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Striking Photos Show Demolition Of Century-Old Pennsylvania Catholic Church
The Diocese of Scranton was unable to sell the historic St. Joseph’s Church in Nanticoke, once a popular worship site for Slovak families.
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Publisher Went On 'Intoxicated' Newsroom Rampage, Staffers Say
John Robinson Block allegedly threatened to “burn the place down” and punish staff for union activity as he dragged along his sobbing child.
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Pioneering Black Scientist Wins ‘Nobel Prize For The Environment’
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Warren Washington wins the award for climate science. His freshman college advisor told him to avoid physics because it was “probably too hard” for him.
Newspaper Cuts Ties With Comic After Discovering 'Go F**k Yourself' To Trump
In the Sunday issue of Pennsylvania's Butler Eagle, a reader spotted the insult in "Non Sequitur."
Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges
Robert Bowers' attorney is a noted death penalty lawyer whose past clients have included a 9/11 conspirator and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.
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How Can American Jews Stay Safe Now?
By Mitch Eiven, On Assignment For HuffPost
Rabbis aren't sure what it'll take to protect their congregants -- or whether guns should be part of the solution.
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Ex-Penn State Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky Gets New Sentence Hearing
By Mark Scolforo, AP
The former assistant football coach for Penn state was convicted of child sexual abuse in 2012.
Trump's State Of The Union Guests Include Bullied Boy, Synagogue Shooting Survivors
The 13 guests, who also include former jail inmates, are touted as representing "the very best of America."
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