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Knee, hip replacement costs a bargain at Pittsburgh area hospitals

Pittsburgh is a low-cost market when it comes to knee and hip replacements, according to a new Blue Cross Blue Shield survey.


 The bill is opposed by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Controversial proposal for nonprofit amendment advances in Pennsylvania

The proposal could lead to a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature more authority over determining tax exemptions for nonprofits.



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Pittsburgh Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak pushes for city-paid parental leave

The cost of the program proposed by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak would be negligible, a Pittsburgh personnel official said.



 The Greenfield Bridge, with the Parkway East passing beneath.

Greenfield Bridge reconstruction to cause months of detours, traffic woes

The Greenfield Bridge will close late this year for repairs.


Nation


Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

The jury members rejected claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing, and that the college culture should be blamed.



Spy agency employee was flying drone that crashed at White House

President Barack Obama says the incident shows that the U.S. must take steps to ensure that commercial and consumer drones are used safely.


 

World


Netanyahu talk stirs backlash in Israeli race

Political analysts say attacking Israel’s prime minister for deteriorating relations with Washington, could be a winning message.



Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages

The global efforts gained greater urgency with the release of an apparent ultimatum from the Islamic State group.


 
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Medical marijuana may have new traction at state Capitol

Gov. Tom Wolf, who supported medical marijuana during his campaign, met today with families advocating for its legalization.



Pennsylvania nonprofit amendment proposal spurs debate

The proposed amendment would give the Legislature sole discretion in defining which organizations are charities deserving tax exemptions.


 

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Be My Valentine: Nothing’s quite like young love, thank goodness

The love of my life had moved away. While letters with a California postmark in my mailbox made my heart beat a little faster, I missed him.



Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Homewood grocer produces food the area lacked

Perry’s Honeydripper gives Homewood an uncommon amenity: a hot-food take-out with groceries and produce.


 

Early Returns


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

1) It didn't take long for Erik Arneson ??? backed by Republicans in the state Senate ??? to fire back at Gov. Tom Wolf after


Perry on Politics: Throughout history, snipers prompt unease

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Pictures By James M. Perry The central figure in Clint Eastwood's film, "American Sniper,"



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