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FBI behind surveillance aircraft over U.S. cities

The FBI has a civilian air force of scores of low-flying planes over U.S. cities to conduct both video surveillance and cell phone tracking.

White House opens ‘superbug’ summit

A mainly closed-door White House meeting is seeking vendors for antibiotic-free meat and poultry to serve in government cafes it manages.



New battles rage near Aleppo between Syrian insurgents and Islamic State

Syrian rebels and U.S. officials charge that the Assad government and Islamic State militants are coordinating attacks against the rebels.

Niger meningitis epidemic has peaked with 545 dead, WHO says

The WHO had said that the epidemic was worrying and unprecedented because it was a strain not normally found in Africa.



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Local Dispatch: The end of school days leaves a parent in a daze

Last child’s graduation from high school brings both sadness and potential.

Sharon Randall: Revisiting hometown is really rather personal

Remembering home is nice, and it’s even better being there.


Early Returns

Chelsa wins twice; Weinstein too

County Controller Chelsa Wagner???s job seemed to be in jeopardy through the spring as she fought off a well-funded challenge for

Danko vote confusion persists

   Jim Burn, the state Democratic chairman and the former chair of the Allegheny County Party, has weighed in on the