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 A crew member at work earlier this month on the bridge of the Coast Guard ship the Alex Haley, on patrol in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska.
Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
A crew member at work earlier this month on the bridge of the Coast Guard ship the Alex Haley, on patrol in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska.

Arctic seen as land of opportunity

As Vladimir Putin beefs up Russian presence there, the U.S. has few military assets in the far north.


 Migrants walk through a field Saturday to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni.

Smugglers who drove migrants to deaths in Europe were part of an extensive web

Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident that left 71 dead in the back of a truck.



Europe increasing security on trains

Officials juggle beefing up security with ensuring the free flow of transportation over rails on which Europeans rely heavily.



Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

The decision put a spotlight on restrictions on media under the rule of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.


State


Pennsylvania students lag in receiving required vaccines

Only a small percentage claim an exemption to requirements. The larger problem: many children are not up-to-date on their vaccines.



Budget impasse leaving House Democrats in the lurch

Human service agencies are feeling a cash-flow crunch and some school districts have approved tapping lines of credit to pay the bills.


 
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CMU grad builds cybersleuthing tool to snare sex traffickers

Emily Kennedy’s company had its roots in her senior thesis at CMU and now helps law enforcement officials find human trafficking criminals.



Former student convicted of sex charges in scandal at exclusive New England prep school

The case exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.


 

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Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey applauds during a 2012 visit to the VA medical campus in Oakland. (Larry Roberts/Post-Gazette) 1) New poll


The old hidden-sister trick

No, the Kane in the red dress. She said she'd talk when she was able to release the pornographic emails she said were behind her