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 President Barack Obama greets Stephanie Womack, a student at CCAC West Hills Center. Mr. Obama declared the center and its programs a national model.
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President Barack Obama greets Stephanie Womack, a student at CCAC West Hills Center. Mr. Obama declared the center and its programs a national model.

Push on to bring adults back to the classroom

Pennsylvania has struggled to entice older learners without college degrees back to the classroom, but ranks nearly last by some measures.


 A bus drives at Franklin Regional High School after the first day of school following last week's stabbing attack.

'Perfect storm' leads to acts of mass violence

To become enraged enough to try to stab multiple people requires a predisposition to harm others coupled with other factors, experts say.



Obituary: James F. Lally / Labor leader forged friendships with city's most notable figures

A lifelong city resident, he swam daily, ushered regularly at St. Paul Cathedral and knew many of Pittsburgh's most colorful figures.



First Earth-sized planet found in star's habitable zone; liquid water may exist

The small, rocky planet orbit not too close nor too far from its star where liquid water, essential for life, could exist.


Nation


At FSU, questions about rape and a star quarterback

Colleges and universities are facing rising criticism over how they deal with sexual assault and athletes.



Court deportations drop 43 percent since 2009

The statistics present a different picture of President Barack Obama's enforcement policies than one painted by many immigrant advocates.


 

World


Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

After lengthy talks, top leaders from the U.S., E.U., Russia and Ukraine have agreed on immediate steps to ease tensions.



Ukraine faces Russia in talks

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that Russia will face increasing economic penalties unless President Vladimir Putin backs off.


 
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Pa. seeks U.S. flexibility in new emissions rules

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is urging flexible new pollution emissions rules for existing coal-fired power



Pa. Cyber Charter teachers join union

Teachers at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School have voted for representation by the PSEA.


 

Early Returns


Quick appeal in Guzzardi case

That was quick. By 9:04 a.m. the state GOP's general counsel had filed an appeal of yesterday's order keeping Gov. Tom Corbett's


Corbett ad: rebuttal on education

Susan Corbett, the state's First Lady, is the star of a new Corbett campaign ad aiming to burnish the administration's



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