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 Mentors and students link arms as they recite their Manhood Statement at the beginning of the We Promise Scholars gathering Wednesday at Duquesne University.
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Mentors and students link arms as they recite their Manhood Statement at the beginning of the We Promise Scholars gathering Wednesday at Duquesne University.

Effort aims to help black male students qualify for Pittsburgh Promise

The We Promise program encourages students to improve their grades so they can qualify for scholarships, worth up to $40,000.


 Christina Cassotis is the new CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which covers Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport.

CEO of Allegheny County Airport Authority sees 'more opportunity' in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh may not be a hub again, but it can attract more traffic and could support more nonstop flights, according to Christina Cassotis.



Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

Officials said the explosion in the southern city of Shikarpur went off as worshippers were gathering for midday prayers today.



School districts announce closings, two-hour delays in Pittsburgh area

Current temperatures in the 20s are expected to fall to around 15 degrees through the day, according to the National Weather Service.


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Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

Officials said the explosion in the southern city of Shikarpur went off as worshippers were gathering for midday prayers today.



Families plead for lives of Islamic State hostages as swap hopes fade

The extremists had demanded that Jordan release a female al-Qaida prisoner from death row.


 
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