Cruz Rios, a native of Venezuela, receives congratulations and a U.S. flag Monday from Mayor Bill Peduto after she became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Ms. Rios, 78, lives in Mt. Lebanon. The naturalization ceremony was held in city council chambers in the City-County Building, Downtown.
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Cruz Rios, a native of Venezuela, receives congratulations and a U.S. flag Monday from Mayor Bill Peduto after she became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Ms. Rios, 78, lives in Mt. Lebanon. The naturalization ceremony was held in city council chambers in the City-County Building, Downtown.

Mayor Peduto welcomes citizens at naturalization ceremony

The new Americans came from 18 countries, including Canada, Egypt, France, Ukraine and Morocco.

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    Penn State, Oklahoma differ on releasing frat disciplinary practices

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     Turmeric powder & fresh Turmeric root from Patel Bros. Indian grocery store in Monroeville.

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