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Braddock Hills Propel school steps up security after gun scare

School officials will install metal detectors, ban backpacks and large purses, and hire an armed, off-duty officer to increase security.


 Confetti flies over New York's Times Square as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the balcony of the Marriott Marquis hotel, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.

Times Square crowds come at a cost

Some say Times Square is far too crowded now for anyone to want to be there.



 This image from video shows Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight, right, walking into the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department early Friday morning in connection with a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another injured.

Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was arrested early Friday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident near Los Angeles.



Strained allies: Obama, Netanyahu go sour

In the newest contretemps between U.S. and Israeli leaders, senior officials in both countries appear not to be trying to repair the breach.


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Obama seeks gene research funds to develop fine-tuned medical care

President Obama touted a new federal “precision medicine initiative” that would aim to help develop treatments for individual patients.



Most Americans back climate action, poll shows

A New York Times-Stanford University poll finds most Americans endorse federal action to counteract global warming.


 

World


Apartheid-era killer granted parole

Eugene de Kock, who had been convicted and sentenced in 1996 to two life terms plus 212 years, is being paroled.



Nations back force to fight Boko Haram

The African Union on Friday endorsed creating a 7,500-member continental force to fight the Nigerian militant extremist Boko Haram group.


 
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Former Pa. Treasurer McCord to plead guilty to federal charges

A statement from his attorney said Mr. McCord will plead guilty to federal charges related to “taking advantage” of potential contributors.



Liquor Control Board joins Gov. Wolf in banning gifts to employees

The board's move was voluntary; the PLCB is an independent administrative board not technically under the governor’s jurisdiction.


 

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BREAKING: McCord admits to strong-arming donors, resigns immediately

Now we know. State Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges related to strong-arming potential campaign donors


Romney won't reprise presidential run in 2016

Mitt Romney (Associated Press photo) Your move, Jeb Bush.



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