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The Raging Grannies sing during a rally Thursday at Fifth Avenue Place, Downtown, and organized by groups advocating for a single-payer health care system. Participants began the rally at UPMC headquarters on Grant Street and ended at Highmark headquarters on Fifth Avenue.

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Escaped Armstrong County inmate captured; suspect in woman's slaying

Robert Edward Crissman, 38, ran from the jail around 6:30 a.m. Thursday while delivering meals to other inmates.

 More lanes like this one heading into Downtown are planned for Oakland.

More bike lanes coming to Oakland streets

Seeking to accommodate an increasing number of bicycle riders, Pittsburgh plans to install new bike facilities this summer.

 Detroit Tigers right-handed reliever Joakim Soria, 31, has served as the Tigers’ closer this season and saved 23 games. He has a 2.85 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 41 innings. Hewill become a free agent after the season.

Pirates beef up bullpen by adding Soria, Blanton to the mix

Adding Joakim Soria and Joe Blanton should make an already strong bullpen even tougher.

 U.S. Sen Bob Casey, D-Pa., has stepped up inspections of railroad bridges. There are more than 70 railroad bridges in Allegheny County.

Sen. Casey calls for more federal rail bridge inspectors

Casey’s office said only one inspector is assigned to 919 train bridges in Pennsylvania.

 Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt (and does his own stunts) in "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation."

Movie review: Cruise, McQuarrie team again for bang-up 'Mission: Impossible' reprise

The “Jack Reacher” team of Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie bring crazy stunts, suspense and renewed vigor to ”Mission: Impossible.“

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Route 51 construction to stall traffic this weekend

Delays are possible starting at 7 p.m.

Woodland Hills recognized for discipline policies

The superintendent and members of the staff were chosen to participate in a day-long White House school discipline summit.



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On this week's "Setting the SEEN," SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht stop by Tako and Biergarten -- two of Downtown Pittsburgh's newest hot spots for dining outdoors -- to see what they're serving up this summer!

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Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing narrowly defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic Committee. The vote was surprisingly close: 44-40.

Pitt women's hoops coach McConnell-Serio inks contract extension

McConnell-Serio led the Panthers to their first NCAA tournament appearance in six years this past season.


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Yet another deceptive attack on women’s rights

The unedited video makes it clear that Planned Parenthood acts legally and ethically.

Animal behavior: A dentist should pay for killing a protected lion

Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed a beloved and protected lion in Zimbabwe this month, has ruined his reputation and closed his


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