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 The Pennsylvania School Boards Association supports a delay in using the Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement.
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The Pennsylvania School Boards Association supports a delay in using the Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement.

Testing under scrutiny in Pennsylvania House hearing

A panel heard hours of testimony raising concerns about testing requirements.


 Between 2010 and 2014, more than 400 children died or nearly died as a result of abuse or neglect in Pennsylvania, according to a report from the Center for Children’s Justice.

Child abuse reporting up; thousands of children remain at risk in Pennsylvania

State statistics released this week show improvements as well as remaining problems in child abuse reporting and referrals.



Two vie for 37th District Pa. Senate seat

Heather Arnet is the Democratic candidate in a state Senate special election for the 37th District, facing Republican Guy Reschenthaler.



 U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Philadelphia, is accused of accepting a $1 million illegal loan for his failed 2007 mayoral campaign from a "wealthy supporter."

U.S. Rep. Fattah indicted, allegedly misused funds

The Democrat from Philadelphia faces charges involving several schemes.


Nation


University of Cincinnati officer charged with murder in motorist’s shooting

A white campus officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a black man amid a minor traffic stop.



Congress poised to avert highway fund shutdown, for now

The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a short-term bill to keep federal highway money flowing for three months.


 

World


U.S. official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777

Investigators believe that debris found on an Indian Ocean island is a wing component unique to a Boeing 777.



Zimbabwe hunting guide charge in killing of lion

A farm owner and guide who aided an American dentist’s kill of a protected lion in Zimbabwe faced a court hearing Wednesday.


 
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Random Acts of Kindness: Resident saves day for free film in park

Plus: Strong, helpful man lifted mom into SUV; Special gesture boosted spirits of cancer patient.



Local Dispatch: Downed atom smasher supported Chalfant so long

When it stood tall, the Westinghouse atom smasher supported everything around Chalfant.


 

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Breakfast sausage: 5 stories to read today

1) He'll avoid the stigma of having to sit at the kids' table for the first Republican presidential debate next week, but Rand


Breakfast sausage: 5 stories to read today

A mailer from Citizens to Protect PA Jobs, a group owned by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. 1) Curious about