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Pennsylvania lawmakers to vote on new AG

Pennsylvania lawmakers are poised to replace the state's convicted ex-attorney general with her former top deputy.

Cleared for takeoff commercial use of drones

Cleared for takeoff: commercial use of drones

New rules for the commercial use of drones went into effect on Monday

Pennsylvania can do more to end marijuana arrests Wolf says

Wolf: Pa. can do more to end marijuana arrests

Pennsylvania needs to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession in systematic fashion, and remains guarded about the kind of recreational legalization in place in…

Church standing in Centralia Keleigh Gibbs WFMZ-TV

In the desolate landscape of Centralia, a church stands strong

The abandoned borough of Centralia was destroyed by an underground mine fire over 50 years ago.

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University faculty union to vote on whether to strike

Faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities are scheduled to vote on whether to authorize a strike next month.

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AG tells staff he won't be releasing lewd email report soon

The man currently running the Pennsylvania attorney general's office is telling employees he won't be releasing a report into the exchange of lewd and objectionable emails in the…

Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race

Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who's running for re-election with the support of gun-control activists, including billionaire Michael Bloomberg.


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  • Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall

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    On this day: August 30

    The vacuum is invented, Ty Cobb makes his major-league debut, Bob Dylan releases "Highway 61 Revisited," and Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first black justice on the Supreme Court, all on this day.

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