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 Fireworks launch over Pittsburgh Saturday for the Fourth of July celebration, as seen from the top of the Carnegie Science Center.
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Fireworks launch over Pittsburgh Saturday for the Fourth of July celebration, as seen from the top of the Carnegie Science Center.

Fabulous fireworks light up the Point as Pittsburgh celebrates the 4th

“Nothing compares to this,” said one woman of the annual fireworks display over Point State Park in Pittsburgh.


 Concertgoers dance before Nick Jonas’ performance June 13 during Pittsburgh’s Pride celebration, Downtown. Some are asking for a clearer picture of the finances of Delta Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit that organizes the annual Pride event and works on behalf of the region’s LGBT community.

Critics say Delta finances lack transparency

Delta Foundation’s Pride events have been a success, but there are questions about how the nonprofit spends its nearly $1 million budget.



 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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  •  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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    Hotel tax proposed to lure big events to Pittsburgh, maybe even Super Bowl

    VisitPittsburgh is backing the plan designed around luring big events, such as the Super Bowl, to the city.



    Police clear scene after suspicious package found on North Side

    Pittsburgh police sent an explosive ordnance disposal robot to examine the bag and cleared the scene after nothing was found inside.


     
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