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United Steelworkers union members and supporters of organized labor rallied in Pittsburgh and other cities Tuesday.

 Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at the Vatican's Santa Marta hotel, on Tuesday.

Pope Francis allows absolutions for abortion

Pope Francis is making it possible for women to confess directly to any Catholic priest, who can forgive without a bishop’s permission.

 A woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill, during a town hall meeting at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Although the meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios was part of plans to redesign the $10 bill, several in attendance said they wanted to see a woman on the $20 bill.

Debate flares over Hamilton’s successor on the $10 bill

Historians see heated debates on which woman should replace Hamilton, the nation’s first treasury secretary, on the front of the $10 bill.

 Pittsburgh police use crime scene tape to seal off a dwelling in the 1600 block of Sandusky Court on the North Side where a toddler was shot in the chest.

Stepfather charged in shooting death of 22-month-old boy

Harrison Marshman Jr., 30, has been charged with homicide and reckless endangerment in the death of Josiah Taylor.

 The $3.5 million renovation project will replace the rails and safety cables and renovate the cars and stations on what the authority says is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the U.S. It opened in 1870 and has undergone four previous renovations.

Mount Washington merchants fear effects of renovations on Mon Incline

Shiloh Street businesses are girding for the impact of a 12-week construction project that will close the incline.

 Gerrit Cole pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in Wisconsin.

Brewers jump on Cole early, beat Pirates, 7-4

The Brewers scored five runs in the first two innings in the first game of the Pirates’ nine-game road trip against NL Central opponents.

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Gabrielle Johnson-Thomas writes on a whiteboard during her first day of kindergarten at Manchester Academic Charter on August 26, 2015.
Recess, whiteboard and waiting in straight lines -- welcome back to school!

Students in the Pittsburgh region headed back to the classrooms this week, and several of the Post-Gazette's visual journalists were there to capture their returns.

Browse our wide view images from the first days of school across the area, and upload your own moments and memories on our MyBurgh page.

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Lake Erie winery invites people to pick grapes on Labor Day

The “GRAPE PICKERS WANTED” sign went up recently in front of the Johnson Estate Winery, just over the state border in Westfield, N.Y.

Top candidates to replace Hamilton on the ten-spot

Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton have their supporters for placement on the $10 bill.


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Pirates notebook: Roster expansion includes catcher Elias Diaz

Five players were promoted from the minors and one was activated off the disabled list when rosters expanded Tuesday.

Steelers notebook: Antonio Brown gets 'bonus'

The star receiver for the Steelers, hoping for a restructured contract, comes to a compromise and receives an advance on his 2016 salary.


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Labor Day spread should be labor-free

A holiday meal made in little time, without any advance prep work, and with a few select ingredients, can be just as delicious.

Labor Day spread should be labor-intensive

Add oomph to your picnic table by making foods that acknowledge the holiday is a special occasion and the guests are worth spending time on.


Stage preview: 'Educating Rita' a lesson in frugality

The play starring Martin Giles and Karen Baum takes the place of the more populous “Saint Joan” on PICT’s schedule.

Movie review: Redford, Nolte make 'Walk in the Woods' worthwhile

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte embark on “A Walk in the Woods,” which takes them onto the Appalachian Trail in an ambitious comic adventure.


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