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As debate nears, GOP hopefuls warm up

A forum drew all but three of the 17 major Republican presidential contenders and focused on aggressive responses to illegal immigration.



Senate derails GOP bill to stop Planned Parenthood federal funds

A Republican bid to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood health services was blocked Monday by Senate Democrats.


 

World


Doctor who linked to illegal lion killing and has practice in Pittsburgh mauled on social media

Jan C. Seski of Murrysville is being attacked on social media after the Zimbabwe government linked him with an illegally killed lion.



On Kerry visit, Arab nations express support for Iran nuclear agreement

The Gulf Cooperation Council backed Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday in his bid to win their support for the Iran nuclear deal.


 
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Traveling robot ends trip early after being damaged in Phila.

The kid-size hitchBOT set out to travel cross-country after successfully hitchhiking across Canada in 26 days last year and parts of Europe.



Wolf announces new nominee to head Pa. State Police

Maj. Tyree C. Blocker served in the state police from 1975 to 2005, starting as a trooper before rising through the ranks.


 

Portfolio


Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: 412 Build’s business is training teen entrepreneurs

412 Build gives 24 teenagers each summer entrepreneurial training and networking with tech and community nonprofits.



Gary Rotstein's Morning File: An all-purpose travel story about great, gritty Pittsburgh

Travel writers, save your fingers: Cut and paste this handy, cliche-ridden paean to Pittsburgh, which everyone likes now for some reason.


 

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