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Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

Tens of thousands of revelers raised a defiant toast during a weekend of cannabis-themed 4/20 festivals and entertainment.

Biofuel falls short as an alternative, researchers report

Biofuels made with corn residue release 7 percent more greenhouse gases in the early years, though they are better in the long run.



Photos connect Russia with unrest

Its role has a critical bearing on the agreement reached in Geneva among Russian, Ukrainian, U.S. and European diplomats to ease the crisis.

Pope Francis celebrates Easter with huge crowd, calls for peace

He issues a plea for peace and dialogue and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.



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Pennsylvania texting ban proves tough to enforce

Police typically cannot tell whether a driver is texting or dialing a phone, making enforcement of the texting ban problematic.

Clearfield County residents challenge EPA on permit process

The appeal of the well approval has halted construction of a deep injection well for shale gas drilling wastewater in a residential area.


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WashPost back Murphy bill

Rep. Tim Murphy is getting more recognition of the mental health care bill he's crafted.  The editorial board of the

Corbett enlists Thornburgh

The Corbett administration has long been counting on an improving jobless numbers to reverse the daunting poll numbers that have

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