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Obituary: Madeleine Hershey / Massage therapist was advocate for transgender youth

A woman who fulfilled her life’s purpose, Madeleine Hershey is celebrated for her authentic nature and attention to people.


 Frank A. Koren

Obituary: Frank A. Koren / Funeral director in Pittsburgh for over five decades

Mr. Koren had a full career at the prominent Pittsburgh funeral home H. Samson. Upon retirement, he joined Patrick Lanigan in East Hills.


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Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds

The president’s press secretary said “early indications are that it does not pose any sort of ongoing threat to anybody at the White House.



Budget cuts put a big hole in housing authority security

Second of two parts. Housing authorities nationally maintain police forces, guard contracts and pacts with police despite budget cuts.


 

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Activists, Kurds: Islamic State group nearly out of Syrian border town

Expelling the militants marks a major symbolic victory both for the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition targeting ISIS in airstrikes.



Rebels press Ukraine offensive

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama promises steps against Russian-backed ’’aggression.’’


 
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Workers line up to meet Wolf

There was an unusual sight in the Capitol Friday evening: A line of people that stretched from the governor's reception room


Allegheny County unloads Fitzgerald's SUV

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette) By Molly Born Buy a new car recently? You could be driving the



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