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 Michael Abelson.
Michael Abelson.

Obituary: Michael Abelson / Longtime music teacher in city schools

A lifelong teacher of music, Michael Abelson liked to keep people on their toes with his dry sense of humor.


 Stephanie McFeeters

Out-of-Towners: A transfixed visitor finds a new city worth a love story

A night at PNC Park is but one highlight of a first summer in Pittsburgh.



Algerian jetliner carrying 116 aboard crashes in Mali, with no survivors

Soldiers find wreckage in semidesert area. Bad weather is blamed.



Aviation had one of its worst weeks ever

Cluster of air-related disasters spanned three continents.


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Motive unclear in fatal hospital shooting near Philly

Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker and wounded a psychiatrist.



Gaza war prematurely ends trip for Penn State students

Penn State University ordered the evacuation of 19 students in the country for an archaeological dig.


 

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Random Acts of Kindness: Mo­tor­cy­clists de­liv­ered twice in help­ing out a lost mo­tor­ist

On a driv­ing tour on July 6, we got lost. We saw two mo­tor­cy­clists about to leave a gas sta­tion.



"Summer Memories" essay: Lemonade stand added up to little by dad's account

Daria L. Svaline: Every time I pass by one I am thrown — like spinning through a time machine — back to the very early 1950s.


 

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Education cuts? It depends

So, did Governor Corbett cut state spending on education? Or did he increase it? Well, it depends. Education is the most


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