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Portfolio: Kids’ smiles at hospital are due to tutus

Doctors, nurses, technicians and receptionists don the colorful layers of tulle as they go about the business of tending to patients.


I Remember Mama: Mother of grace taught so much despite no training

Though never trained, mother full of grace knew how to teach a lot about life.



Random Acts of Kindness: Pizza delivery driver became hero

Plus: a couple offered their help to a befuddled motorist, and a stranger’s gift made her feel great for the holiday.


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Docs with Pittsburgh ties prepare for high-profile surgery

They will remove excess skin from a man who once weighed nearly 900 pounds.



Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender: ‘I am a woman’

The Olympic gold-medal winner said that he has felt this way all his life, during an ABC News “20/20” interview.


 

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U.S. silence on drone strikes comes under pressure after hostage deaths

The revelation has revived questions about why the White House has been unwilling to provide similar information on other strikes.



As Armenia marks 1915 massacre, Berlin calls it genocide

Turkey denies the killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians in what is now Turkey in 1915 constitutes genocide.


 
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Local Dispatch: A search through family history can be unsettling

The small, nondescript tombstone sat unobtrusively in Chartiers Cemetery. “Robert 1928-1929” was all it said.



Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Joncaire Street steps project in Panther Hollow makes a bike-friendly link

The 135 steps will be wider and include runnels — flat channels alongside for bikes to be walked up and down. It’s a model for the future.


 

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Casey's ready for Hillary

Sen. Bob Casey alerted his supporters Friday that he's lined up behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's newly oficial


MPF up with first television ads

Mark Patrick Flaherty is up with the first ad of the county controller's race.  It's a mainly positive spot, extollinging



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