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Freshman lawmaker to host security forum

The forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger is part of efforts to hear European ongoing concerns about U.S. surveillance programs.



U.S. poverty declines in 2013

The U.S. poverty rate dropped in 2013 for the first time in seven years, and child poverty rate fell for the first time in 13 years.


 

World


Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

President Barack Obama is sending 3,000 U.S. military as emergency aid in West Africa’s fight against burgeoning Ebola outbreak.



Ground forces an option in Iraq

Joint Chiefs chairman leaves door open if a U.S.-led coalition with “no U.S. boots on the ground” proves insufficient to defeat ISIS.


 
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Local Dispatch: Volunteer gene boosts rewards of retirement

Retirement brings all kinds of fulfilling options, once you’re tired of watching TV.



Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Paramount building’s sequel is a new start Uptown

The sturdy building, where theater owners saw previews of films, was vacant for years. Saved and restored, it’s filled with new businesses.


 

Early Returns


Don't bother Wolf with details

Democratic candidate for governor Tom Wolf speaks outside a school in Canonsburg. (Robin Rombach/Post-Gazette) The Battling


Perry on Politics: Scottish independence would bring cultural change

A passerby argues with two Scottish independence referendum Yes supporters one holding a Scottish Saltire flag up and one not



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