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Protesters today rally in Downtown Pittsburgh to dispute the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teen.

 Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane said enrollment declines in the city create a population density issue similar to that in rural districts.

Pittsburgh schools superintendent calls for changes in state education funding formula

Linda Lane called on the state to consider enrollment as well as equity, recognizing it costs more to educate some children than others.



 “The one thing magnesium is reported to do is to help with blood pressure,” said Ronald M. Glick, medical director for the Center for Integrative Medicine at UPMC Shadyside.

Magnesium deficiency linked to several health problems

Magnesium deficiency in the American diet can lead to high blood pressure and cholesterol and heart problems, among other health issues.



 Steelers' Troy Polamalu loses his helmet after taking down Browns' Andrew Hawkins in the third quarter at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon, September 7, 2014.

Tomlin: Polamalu and Taylor to return to Steelers lineup against Saints

Coach Mike Tomlin said he expects both players to return against NFL in completions and completion percentage leader Drew Brees.



 A Port Authority spokesman said fareboxes will be upgraded sometime next year.

Port Authority fareboxes not always charging correctly

Fareboxes now have to be reset manually by Port Authority drivers to prevent riders from paying too much when they use ConnectCards.



 Highmark’s announcement last week that it would be terminating the commercial contracts of 700 UPMC physicians.

For some Highmark customers, UPMC doctors could be out of network

Some Highmark Medicare Advantage customers may find that their UPMC physicians are now out of network, despite promises to the contrary.



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W.Va. woman sentenced for stabbing Washington County woman

Kristen Marie Schnelle, 21, of McMechen, W.Va., was arrested by Canonsburg police on March 31, 2013.



IUP student who was trapped under vehicle dies

Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone was pronounced dead Monday at 4:40 p.m. at Allegheny General Hospital.


 

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Hunger in Pittsburgh

Elisa McDonnell, right, 28, of McKeesport receives a bag of dried cherries from volunteer Tricia Scott, 43, of Port Vue at Founders' Hall Middle School in McKeesport.
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which on average assists 360,000 people in 11 counties annually, saw the need for its services increase by 14 percent this year.

How does the food bank take on its mission? The Post-Gazette's Linda Wilson Fuoco will take a look at the logistics on Wednesday. And on Thanksgiving Day, the Post-Gazette's Michael A. Fuoco will examine hunger nationally and in our region.


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Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

Mario Lemieux has won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' captain and owner.
This winter marks 30 years since Mario Lemieux first arrived in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is marking the milestone by publishing a special section Thanksgiving Day on Lemieux's three decades in the city. Until then, we're testing your knowledge of "Le Magnifique."

Today's question: Three and a half years after his first retirement, Mario Lemieux returned to the ice as a player-owner on Dec. 27, 2000, against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Who assisted on his first goal?


Pennsylvania's electricity marketplace braces for another winter

One year after the polar vortex shook up Pennsylvania’s electricity marketplace, parties say they are prepared for another winter.



Pittsburgh Foundation president touts Fred Rogers' legacy

Nonprofit organizations should take their cue from Fred Rogers’ simple storytelling style when advocating for funding and policy issues.


 



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Steel Advice: When you are 40, don't dress like a teen

Older women can update their own fashion look without trying to mimic the style of teenage girls.



Peters dog wins big prize, TV appearance

A bearded collie from Peters wins best of breed and first place in the herding group at the National Dog Show Presented by Purina.


 



TV employs fewer gimmicks during 'sweeps'

It’s easy to get swept up in sweeps stories, but local stations seem to be toning down their reports.



Stage review: ‘L’Hotel,’ an ambitious treat of a world premiere at Pittsburgh Public Theater

The new comedy by Ed Dixon brings together six famous inhabitants of a celebrated Paris cemetery (plus rock star Jim Morrison).


 

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Bill Cosby is not so funny anymore

The comedy icon has brushed off sex-assault accusations for years; now they’re sticking.



Elusive exit: Obama mistakenly keeps the U.S. in Afghanistan

More than 2,200 American lives have already been lost and $4 trillion spent on the 13-year-long war.


 

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