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A crowd gathers at a solidarity rally Tuesday night in Oakland.

 Hoy Fung, left, met his wife, Lorraine, when she came to work for him as a waitress in one of the first Chinese restaurants in the region, the Bellevue Tea Garden on Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue, which opened in 1926.

Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants: For 60 years, America officially excluded Chinese people

The Chinese Exclusion Act, passed by Congress in 1882 and was not lifted until 1943, when politicians acted partly out of embarrassment.



 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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  •  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.



     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.



     Uber has declined to disclose how many drivers it has in the Pittsburgh area.

    Deal between Uber, Airport Authority concerning fines falls through

    Uber drivers had been cited by Allegheny County police for picking up passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport.



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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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