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 Jeannie Carr leads Joey, a three-year-old donkey, into Beulah Park United Methodist Church in McKeesport during the annual Palm Sunday procession.

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Jeannie Carr leads Joey, a three-year-old donkey, into Beulah Park United Methodist Church in McKeesport during the annual Palm Sunday procession.

 A street in East Liberty with houses developed by ELDI, with prototypes by Pfaffmann + Associates.

How did East Liberty become safer? Buying out homes that housed criminals

Whole Foods and Home Depot made East Liberty a destination, but a real estate strategy made it possible to get to sleep at night.



 BoXZY, which houses a 3-D printer, a computer-controlled router and a laser, was created by Justin Johnson, left, and his brother Joel at TechShop in Bakery Square.

Brothers' passion for 3-D printing inspires backers to invest

Joel and Justin Johnson have turned BoXZY into the most richly funded Kickstarter campaign in Pittsburgh.



 A study by Carnegie Mellon University revealed that smartphone apps are asking for users personal information much more frequently than even researchers imagined. The screenshot above reflects one of the most extreme examples pulled from the study.

Most apps don't care about privacy, CMU study finds

It’s becoming clear that the actual price of a free smartphone app might be your identity, according to a recent study.



 Mark Chambers, Chef Concierge at The Fairmont Pittsburgh, has his neck measured for a suit fitting by Greg Graytton, store manager of Larrimor's, Downtown.

Stylebook snapshot: Pittsburgh hotels spruce up staffers' style

Fairmont Pittsburgh and the forthcoming Hotel Indigo are two examples of hotels working with retailers and designers to sharpen their looks.



Dine: How to send back a dish

How to get what you want in a restaurant without being a jerk to the staff or your dining companions.



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Robber smashes car windows in Downtown parking garage

At least two cars were damaged, and a purse was taken from one, a police spokeswoman said.



Fort Pitt Tunnel closed heading out of Pittsburgh

Ceiling work by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation requires the closure.


 

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Cultural Crossroads

Left to right, Langston Brentley, junior at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12; Saroyah Johnson, junior at Penn Hills High School; Margaux Wilson (sister to Liza behind her) junior at Oakland Catholic High School; Liza Wilson sophomore at Oakland Catholic High School; Javar Wilson, junior at Imani Christian Academy.
Education writer Clarece Polke is joining a group of Pittsburgh-area high school students to tour 13 historically black colleges as they decide on their futures.

The Post-Gazette will document the reactions and growing perspectives of five of these students as they experience -- some for the first time -- a glimpse of the black college experience.



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Who would you draft?

Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Steelers have the 22nd pick in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, which begins April 30 in Chicago.

Beat writer Ed Bouchette currently has 13 players he thinks the Steelers could take in the first round.

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Obituary: Francis J. Goldcamp / WWII vet, steelworker, father of 13

Francis J. Goldcamp completed 38 missions and received four Air Medal oak leaf clusters and two European Theater Bronze Stars.



Joe Sestak on the march toward the Senate

He has to narrow a fundraising gap, confront lingering reservations of some Democrats and allay what he calls a rising skepticism of voters.


 



Pittsburgh charities rethink the value of galas

Big charity galas may raise significant dollars for some organizations but some nonprofits shun them because of time and expense.



Benefits of health information exchanges still unclear

Are health information exchanges really saving money and improving patient health? Perhaps — but there’s not much evidence of that so far.


 



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Travelers can find mysteries and spies in London

Adventures in London include a day of Sherlock Holmes, a visit to newspapers’ past and the hilarious “The Play That Goes Wrong.”



Nature preserve at Ohio beach filled dunes, rare plants

Headlands Dunes preserve is a wild Lake Erie beach in Ohio with sand, forest and marshes.


 



TV: Three Bible-based programs premiere during Holy Week

Three new Bible-inspired TV programs air over the next week: “Killing Jesus,” “The Dovekeepers” and “A.D.: The Bible Continues.”



Dance review: Union Tanguera heats up Byham Theater with fancy footwoork

The Argentinian-French tango company brought its show “Nuit Blanche” here as part of the Pittsburgh Dance Council’s 2014-15 season.


 

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The coming revolution in college admissions

MOOCs (massive open online courses) can better predict college success than SATs.



David M. Shribman: The pre-primaries are well underway

Nineteen months before the 2016 presidential election, the candidates are fully engaged.


 

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