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 “It’s a good move to make,” U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy said.
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“It’s a good move to make,” U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy said.

Pennsylvania expands education benefits for veterans

Eligible veterans will pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities under a state law no matter how recently they moved here.


 Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed Republican-backed budget legislation last week.

GOP criticizes budget veto in letter to Wolf

Republican legislative leaders claimed the Democratic governor's rejection of the full budget bill "puts politics above governing."



Gas prices fall nearly 2 cents per gallon in Pittsburgh region

Prices at the pump, however, both nationally and in Pittsburgh are slightly above where they were a month ago.



 Allegheny County had an average of about 107 asbestos-related deaths a year for the 15 years studied, the highest of any county in the state.

Study: Asbestos deaths in Allegheny County, Pa. much higher than national average

Asbestos, called the “hidden killer” because illnesses take decades to develop, still causes diseases despite not being made in the U.S.


Nation


Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to getting drugs to give women for sex

The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents; Cosby’s lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their



Reddit CEO Pao under fire as users protest removal of executive

The popular website experienced wide blackouts over the weekend as moderators spoke up.


 

World


Greek finance minister Varoufakis quits after 'no' vote

Yanis Varoufakis, a self-proclaimed “erratic Marxist" economist, accuses Greece’ creditors of "terrorism.”



Pope comes 'home' to South America to defend planet and the poor

The pontiff highlighted the country’s biodiversity as he continued to advocate for more action on climate change.


 
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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections train prison staff to recognize mental illness

After a lawsuit for mistreating mentally ill inmates, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has trained all 15,000 employees.



State dentists advised to join fight against opioid abuse

Pennsylvania dentists have been asked to choose alternatives to Vicodin and Percocet in an effort to prevent addiction that leads to heroin.


 

Early Returns


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Former United States Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton walks in the Fourth of July


Perry on Politics: Trumping the field

(Associated Press photo) Donald Trump -- yes, the legendary The Donald -- is tied for second in polls in both Iowa and New