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Erin Franciscus of Shadyside, left, and Megan Hill of Downtown join the throngs at Schenley Plaza in Oakland cheering the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to its World Cup victory Sunday over Japan.

Surveillance Society: Is online pricing custom-made?

With Internet searches adding to digital profiles, have consumers’ best prices online been predetermined based on shopping history?

 UPMC researcher Dr. Vijay Gorantla talks about the retina and the possibility of eye transplants during a meeting in an office in Scaife Hall in Oakland.

UPMC exploring future of eye transplants

Acknowledging the years of work still to come, University of Pittsburgh researcher forges ahead on an experimental eye transplant program.

Kennywood shooting doesn’t deter amusement park visitors

Police say the incident outside the park wounded a woman near the exit after Saturday night’s fireworks show.

 Gerrit Cole delivers against the Indians at PNC Park.

Pirates use big inning to defeat Indians, 5-3, as Cole gets his 12th win

After struggling early, the Pirates exploded for five runs in the 5th inning, and Cole retired the final 16 batters he faced.

 Gilded rose necklace by Nicolette Jewelry Sculptures, $269 at www.nicolettejewelrysculptures.com.

Handmade here: Roundup of accessories crafted with care in Pittsburgh

There’s no shortage of Pittsburgh-based brands that are keeping the spirit of American-made manufacturing and artistry alive and well.

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Study: Asbestos deaths continue to rise from exposure decades ago

Asbestos, called the “hidden killer” because illnesses take decades to develop, still causes diseases despite not being made in the U.S.

Pittsburgh soccer fans flock to Schenley Plaza, other watch parties as U.S. claims Women’s World Cup title

More than 1,500 people gathered in Schenley Plaza, and hundreds of others were at viewing parties at local pubs, cheering the team’s win.



Good reads and special projects

Illustrator Walter Cumming and his Malamute Tanook take a break near the sign posts at Weverton Cliffs along the Appalachian Trail near Harper's Ferry, W.Va.
• 20 years later: Twenty years on, revisiting the Appalachian Trail

• Long journey home: The story of Tech Sgt. Charles L. Johnston Jr.

• Rolling Stones: Wide view photos of the Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh

• Who's watching?: Zack Tanner's Bad Data Day


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Summer 2015 Dining Guide

Bacalao en Aceite with cauliflower catalan, left, Cynar cured Laural Hill Trout with rose pickled rhubarb, artichoke chips and honey-pepper honey by Aaron Hoskins at Cure in Lawrenceville.
Restaurants reflect how Pittsburgh is changing, with so many openings pointing to a city on the rise.

In that spirit, the Post-Gazette’s 2015 summer dining guide is focused on that growth. Click here to explore reviews, photos and more about some of the hottest spots to dine in the coming months.

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Pirates notebook: The more pitches, the better for Hurdle's batters

Jung Ho Kang is producing the type of plate appearances Pirates manager Clint Hurdle wants to see.

Amidst the rain and American flags, Confederate flags continue to fly at track

The Coke Zero 400 Sunday at Daytona was delayed by the weather, but before that NASCAR fans displayed and defended their Confederate flags.


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#SEENHotSpot: Tako

SEEN checks out downtown’s newest hotspot, Tako.

Regatta VIP Party

You gotta Regatta! Check out the VIP party celebrating Pittsburgh’s Fourth of July weekend.


Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Tina Desai

Bollywood actress Tina Desai appeared in “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” films and now has gone sci-fi in the new Netflix series “Sense8.”

Book review: Local author pens a satisfying sequel to 'The Last letter'

The sequel to Kathleen Shoop’s “The Last Letter,” titled “The Road Home,” continues the Arthur family saga.


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George F. Will: The wrinkle in the ACA decision

Chief Justice John Roberts’ deference to clear purpose by Congress or the Framers gives conservatives hope.

Super goal: Hosting the NFL title game should be a priority

Pittsburgh would be an ideal place for the National Football League to hold its 2023 Super Bowl.


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