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 “It’s a good move to make,” U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy said.

Pennsylvania expands education benefits for veterans

Eligible veterans will pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities under a state law no matter how recently they moved here.

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 Allegheny County had an average of about 107 asbestos-related deaths a year for the 15 years studied, the highest of any county in the state.

Study: Asbestos deaths in Allegheny County, Pa. much higher than national average

Asbestos, called the “hidden killer” because illnesses take decades to develop, still causes diseases despite not being made in the U.S.

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 Veteran Tim Hornik, 35, was shot in the face by a sniper in Iraq in 2004.

UPMC exploring future of eye transplants

Acknowledging the years of work still to come, a University of Pittsburgh researcher forges ahead on an experimental eye transplant program.

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Greek finance minister Varoufakis quits after 'no' vote

Yanis Varoufakis, a self-proclaimed “erratic Marxist" economist, accuses Greece’ creditors of "terrorism.”

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Reddit CEO Pao under fire as users protest removal of executive

The popular website experienced wide blackouts over the weekend as moderators spoke up.

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Pittsburgh council to introduce paid sick-leave legislation

The draft ordinance says about 40 percent of Pittsburgh private sector workers and 77 percent of service workers have no paid sick time.

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 Pope Francis is welcomed by children Sunday as he arrives at the Mariscal Sucre international airport in Quito, Ecuador.

Pope comes 'home' to South America to defend planet and the poor

The pontiff highlighted the country’s biodiversity as he continued to advocate for more action on climate change.

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Hope for a more moderate Congress

A former congresswoman from California is hoping to bring about change in the way states draw their district borders.

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Nation briefs: Man dies in fireworks incident

Plus: Haley rebukes flag; 2 killed in accident in Ohio River; Deck collapse at N. Carolina beach house

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Bombs at Nigeria mosque, restaurant kill 44

Officials said 67 other people were wounded in the attacks Sunday night that was blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

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Facebook eyes potential for growth across Africa

With growth stymied elsewhere, the social network wants to open up the continent for its “next billion users.”

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections train prison staff to recognize mental illness

After a lawsuit for mistreating mentally ill inmates, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has trained all 15,000 employees.

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Kerry warns Iran of hard choices needed for nuclear deal

A Tuesday deadline looms for international negotiators to reach a deal on Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

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U.S.-led coalition’s airstrikes pound IS stronghold in Syria

The attack on the Islamic State’s de facto capital was rare in its intensity, officials said.

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Southbound Lincoln Way to close in White Oak

The closure is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. today until July 19.

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Obituary: Minerva Maiers / A career woman who was ahead of her time

Minerva Maiers, skilled secretary and tireless volunteer for Catholic causes in Bellevue dies at 98.

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 A great spot for Super Bowl LVII.

Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Dream about Super Bowl coming here in 2023

Bringing Super Bowl here is something worth dreaming about for the next eight years.

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Blinded veterans say not enough research money goes toward vision injuries

Congress has supplied $10 million in special vision research funding in the budget, but advocates have been unable to increase that figure.

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 A supporter of the “No” vote waves a Greek flag in front of the parliament Sunday after the results of the referendum at Syntagma square in Athens, Greece.

Greeks reject bailout terms

Greeks delivered a shocking rebuff to Europe’s leaders on Sunday, decisively rejecting a deal offered by the country’s creditors.

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World briefs: Malaysian leader may face charges

Plus: Islamic State kills 25 in video, Spaceship successful, Egypt attacks militants

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 Differential pricing — the economic term for setting different prices for the same product for different customers — has long been a feature of commerce in one form or another.

Surveillance Society: Is online pricing custom-made?

With Internet searches adding to digital profiles, have consumers’ best prices online been predetermined based on shopping history?

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 Supporters of the No vote react after the first results of the referendum at Klafthmonos square in Athens, Sunday. Voters in Greece resoundingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal.

Greece enters uncharted territory after bailout referendum 'no' vote

Greece lurched into uncertain future Sunday after voters rejected creditors’ austerity demands in exchange for a national bailout.

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 Allen Carter, 14, gets help from his English teacher, Wendy Koval, at the Rankin Promise program in Rankin.

System breakdown leaves student trapped in alternative program

Allen Carter spent more than a year in Rankin Promise, an alternative education program in which students spend an average of 230 days.

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State dentists advised to join fight against opioid abuse

Pennsylvania dentists have been asked to choose alternatives to Vicodin and Percocet in an effort to prevent addiction that leads to heroin.

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 Image of Jan Hus at Bethlehem Chapel in Prague.

Czech priest who was pivotal in Protestant history is remembered

Jan Hus was burned at the stake 600 years ago, but his influence continued over the centuries.

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More restrictions coming to Parkway West this week

An assortment of overnight closures and lane restrictions is planned on the Parkway West this week.

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 Nicholas Winton during World War II with a one of the rescued children he spirited out of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to foster families in Great Britain and Sweden.

Obituary: Sir Nicholas Winton / Rescued Czech children during the Holocaust

By the time of his death on July 1 at 106, Mr. Winton was internationally celebrated as a hero of the Holocaust.

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Caption contest 266 ... and the winners of 265

Stacy Innerst is the artist. You are the caption writer.

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 John Massari,  a member of the VFW Post 33 honor guard in Greensburg.

Is it time to play taps for live buglers?

John Massari plays taps at military funerals next to a device that plays a digital recording. What happens when the live buglers are gone?

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Paths six others have taken outside of EU

Turkey, Venezuela and Belarus are among nations Greece may be looking to do clues.

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 A woman searches a recycle bin as a poster depicting German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble reading ''For five years he is drinking your blood, now tell him NO'' referring to Sunday's referendum. Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject the budget austerity reforms that creditors had proposed in exchange for loans the country needs to avoid default and a banking collapse.

How overspending, austerity, Euro flaws pushed Greece to the brink despite bailouts and budget cuts

Why couldn’t all that money and sacrifice turn around a country that makes up less than two percent of the 19-country Eurozone economy?

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Obama will expand clemency use to free nonviolent drug offenders

The move by the president is an effort to correct what he sees were errors when politicians went too far in cracking down on crime.

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 The International Atomic Energy Agency's director-general, Yukiya Amano, is seated during his meeting with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, July 2, 2015. The head of the U.N. atomic agency, Amano, visited Tehran to discuss remaining outstanding issues over Iran's nuclear program. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Key issue in Iran nuclear talks could be resolved within months

U.S. and its partners hope to complete a nuclear deal with Iran by Tuesday.

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Scientists, North Carolina offials look for patterns after 7 shark attacks

There’s no obvious explanation for the uptick in attacks. The sharks have ranged from five to eight feet, according to victims’ estimates.

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Latin America visit will test pope’s ability to defend his flock

Pope Francis has been hailed  as the kind of figure long needed by the Catholic Church to appeal to its  base in poorer countries.

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Lawmakers want Internet sites to flag 'terrorist activity' to law enforcement

But the proposal has raised concerns that it undermines First Amendment protections of free speech and would intrude on a person’s privacy.

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As stock market plunges, China seeking stability

Twenty-one big brokerage firms have agreed to set up a fund worth at least $19,4 billion to help stabilize market prices.

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Three big ways the bailout crisis in Greece could affect Americans personally

The financial crisis in Greece has upended the lives of residents of the Mediterranean nation ... what are the ripple effects here?

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Obituary: Elizabeth McIntosh / Spy whose lies helped win a war, dies at 100

Ms. McIntosh’s fluency in Japanese and background as a newspaper reporter made her ideal for spreading authentic-sounding misinformation.

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Nation briefs: No stopping holiday festivities

Plus: Fla. Ferris wheel reopens; Clinton calls out China; Ohio disappearances; N.C. deck collapse.

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World briefs: Emergency declared in Tunisia

Plus: Egypt repels IS; McCain denounces plan; Sinking in Philippines.

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Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt

Polls indicate that the vote on the bailout plan is too close to call.

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New traffic headaches in store for Mifflin Road motorists

A 50-day closure for reconstruction begins at 7 a.m. Monday, when PennDOT begins the next phase of construction there.

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 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

A top Greek court ruled Friday that the debt-crisis referendum planned for the nation Sunday is constitutional and should proceed.

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GOP seeks to block new NLRB rules through funding

Republicans aren’t letting a presidential veto stop them from trying to block rules that would make it faster for unions to organize.

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Portfolio: Bands banned for boom box parade

Participants and spectators will instead be carrying radios tuned to the same local station, which will provide traditional marching music.

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 A young Doug Opperman with a marble tournament trophy.

Obituary: Douglas A. Opperman / City, national marbles champion as a boy, he later built a bridge and ran a business

Mr. Opperman, formerly of the North Side and most recently of Avalon, won the national tournament at the 1940 New York World’s Fair.

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 The state game commission preliminarily passed a measure Tuesday to raise the fine to $2,500 for killing bald or golden eagles, which are protected under state and federal law even though they aren’t considered an endangered or threatened species in Pennsylvania.

State proposes raising fines for killing bald or golden eagles

In time for July 4, the Pennsylvania Game Commission proposed raising fines for killing bald eagles to $2,500 for a first offense.

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 Feeding Pennsylvania says that former energy industry executive Jane Clements-Smith has been named its executive director. Feeding Pennsylvania is a collaborative effort of eight Feeding America affiliated food banks.

Feeding Pennsylvania appoints executive director

Former natural gas executive Jane Clements-Smith became executive director of hunger relief nonprofit Feeding Pennsylvania this week.

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Aleppo fighting flares up as Syria insurgents attack

Newly reorganized insurgents launched a new offensive on government-held areas.

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