Six members of the "Friendship Nine" are shown in 1961, two days after their release from jail. In front, from left, are James Wells, Willie McCleod and Thomas Gaither. In back, from left, are Clarence Graham, Willie D. Massey and David Williamson.
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Six members of the "Friendship Nine" are shown in 1961, two days after their release from jail. In front, from left, are James Wells, Willie McCleod and Thomas Gaither. In back, from left, are Clarence Graham, Willie D. Massey and David Williamson.

Pittsburgh-area man among 'Friendship Nine' activists whose convictions erased in '61 sit-in

Thomas Gaither, of Prospect, Butler County, was arrested for trying to integrate a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C.


 Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein were married at the historic Old North Church in Boston.

Irretrievably Broken: A preview to the Robert Ferrante sentencing

“Irretrievably Broken,” a series chronicling the lives of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein, begins Sunday. Take a first look at their story.



 IUP students leave the student union Wednesday.

Indiana University’s new tuition plan will hit students in the wallet

One student who is taking 16 credits expects to see her tuition rise by $1,628 a year to $8,448, an increase of about 24 percent.



 Cam Howard, left, and his sister, Riley, get ready for the first day of school.

Fighting rare disease, Hampton second-grader finds acceptance

Cam Howard, 8, has progeria, a rare condition in which children age at a rate much faster than normal.



 Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a victory against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoffs last January in Seattle.

Steelers could learn from way Seattle built its defense

While the Steelers got old, the Seahawks built a stout defense, and it started with drafting two quality cornerbacks.



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Man fatally shot in Beltzhoover

Pittsburgh police said officers were patroling the area of Industry and Haberman streets when they heard numerous shots fired about 3 a.m.



Family calls for change after police beat man at a Downtown halfway house

Two officers beat Lonnie Jenkins with batons a combined 17 times, after he did not obey their commands, according to an affidavit.


 

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Zookeeper Kesha Phares trains a female sea lion Jan. 13 at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
Though the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is closed for routine repairs, the work of zookeepers never stops.

Follow along through Feb. 13 as the Post-Gazette takes a trip every Friday behind the scenes and inside the cages of Pittsburgh’s zoo animals.

First up: An up-close look at sea lion training.



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What's old is new

A 1929 photo of the Mon Wharf. The event for which the thousands of people have gathered remains a mystery.
The Post-Gazette is excavating, curating and digitizing its photo library, which has been accumulating photographs for more than a century, and displaying the photos online with a peek into their origins.

We hope The Digs will be of interest to readers, history buffs and those interested in photojournalism, and ignites some memories of Pittsburgh's storied past.

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Support surfaces for Pennsylvania medical marijuana bill

With a change in state leadership roles and attitudes, medical marijuana in Pennsylvania may become a reality this year.



Attorney general nominee Lynch holds her own at Senate hearing

The 55-year-old native of Greensboro, N.C., pledged to retain her independence and restore some frayed relations on Capitol Hill.


 

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Gerry Dulac's NFL Forecast: Super Bowl XLIX

The Seahawks are the first team in 10 years to appear in back-to-back Super Bowls -- but will they make it two victories in a row?



Penguins notebook: Newest acquisition has an edge to his game

New Penguins forward Maxim Lapierre and superstar Sidney Crosby likely to forget their history now that they are teammates.


 



Yellow Cab not happy with new mileage rule

The Pennsylvania PUC is imposing a new rule that allows taxis it regulates to be as old as 10 years, but limits mileage at 350,000.



Comcast, NRG Energy end rewards program

The pilot offered entertainment perks to Comcast customers in the Pittsburgh area who switched their electric supplier.


 



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Fresh citrus brightens winter meals

From oranges and tangerines to grapefruit, lemons and limes — they’re all available in spades now through late spring.



Voodoo opening pub in Homestead

The Meadville brewery is opening a pub to sell its brews closer to Pittsburgh.


 



Pittsburgh Public Theater's Ted Pappas wanted to see 'My Fair Lady' -- so he's putting it on stage

Actors playing Higgins and Eliza in Public Theater's "My Fair Lady" find joy in the big and small moments of a classic musical.



Movie review: It's 'Survivor' on the job in 'Two Days, One Night'

Marion Cotillard tries to save her job at a Belgian factory in the new movie from the Dardenne brothers.


 

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Thomas L. Friedman: Will Czar Vladimir invade Ukraine or other neighbors?

Putin’s intervention in Ukraine is the ugliest geopolitical mugging in the world today, and it could get a lot worse.



Field of security: Should a sheriff’s officer be in the Steelers’ lineup?

Officers in the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department can work up to 30 hours a week at a second job.


 

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