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2 hrs ago | Business Journal

PA Medicaid expansion would help fast-food workers, sales people most

An estimated 59 percent of the people in Pennsylvania who would benefit from the state expanding its Medicaid program have jobs where their employer does not offer health insurance.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania Government, Health Insurance

Thu Jul 31, 2014

ABC 27

Police: 2 dead in suspected Pa. murder-suicide

President Barack Obama has nominated attorney Allison Dale Burroughs to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Dale, PA, Philadelphia, PA

WFMZ

Montgomery, Berks men charged in theft of millions from PennDOT

A pair of PennDOT contractors have been charged in the alleged theft of more than $3.6 million in taxpayer money.

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Related Topix: Montgomery, PA, King of Prussia, PA, Montgomery County, PA, Berks County, PA

Roll Call

Thomas Massie Says D.C. Should Look at New Hampshire or Pennsylvania Gun Laws

District officials have suggested Maryland's restrictive handgun permit policy might provide the best model for their city, as they attempt to most permissive gun jurisdictions in the nation - said Thursday that both states have "really good constitutional concealed carry laws."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Thomas Massie, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Woman killed, 2 others injured in crash that closed Pennsylvania Turnpike

A woman was killed and two others were injured in a crash that closed a busy stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for several hours Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Chester County, PA, Downingtown, PA, Morgantown, PA, Lancaster County, PA

Bioscience Technology

Team Makes Cancer Glow to Improve Surgical Outcomes

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Oncology

Medical News

Acupuncture helps cut fatigue, anxiety and depression in breast...

Use of electroacupuncture - a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles - produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors to treat breast ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Acupuncture, Breast Cancer, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Oncology

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The... Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, North Korea, Asia, Drugs

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

The rally came a day before the Environmental Protection Agency holds public hearings in downtown Pittsburgh.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

Sunherald.com

Ad Watch: Claims in Pennsylvania governor's race

A look at key claims being made in TV ads that are being aired in Pennsylvania's campaign for governor ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, Ed Rendell, US Governors

Center for American Progress

RELEASE: Pennsylvania's Weak Gun Laws Are Connected to Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

Five women are murdered with guns every day in the United States, most often by their intimate partners.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Liberal Political News

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Some veterans paying too much for prescriptions

LIVE, THIS IS PITTSBURGH ACTION NEWS 4. WELL, TONIGHT ACTION NEWS INVESTIGATES THE COST OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

News9 Oklahoma City

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers.

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Related Topix: University of Southern California

KAUZ

Spanish, Catalonia leaders meet on secession push

FILE - In this July 25, 2012 file photo, Artur Mas, president of the Catalan regional government, speaks during an extraordinary parliamentary session on the fiscal pact at the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain.

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Related Topix: Spain, World News, University of Southern California

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Credit.com

Could Your Cat Kill Your Credit?

Cats are generally low-maintenance: feed them, pet them , and clean their litter boxes, and they are often happy.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Medicine, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

JD Supra

Was It Wirth It? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Sets a Low Bar for Minimum Contacts

In Wirth v. Commonwealth , the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that Pennsylvania personal income tax applied to non-resident limited partners whose only connection with the state was the ownership of a small interest in a partnership that owned Pennsylvania property.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

Cybercast News Service

Govt fails to vet chemical plants with terror risk

The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at a higher risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Tom Carper

The Raw Story

Penn. pastor accused of child porn, raping girl at church after dodging charges in another state

A 33-year-old youth pastor in Pennsylvania has been arrested after he was accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at his church.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

JD Supra

Shots Fired: PA Auditor General Releases Oil and Gas Audit

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Auditor General's Office released a report criticizing the Department of Environmental Protection for failing to adequately track and respond to public complaints concerning water quality related to natural gas development.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, Environment, Science, Home Gardening, Home

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