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It is Illegal to add fluoride to food or salt in the U.S

In 1909 the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law that prohibited the addition of any fluoride chemical to food.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

NBC Philadelphia

New Philly Grads Get $150K for Special Projects

The University of Pennsylvania recently launched the President's Engagement Prizes, which will allow students to obtain up to $150,000 to take on local, national or global engagement projects the first year after they graduate.

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The Atlantic

Our Roommates, Ourselves

How the slob you were paired with freshman year will influence your figure, your mental health, and other casualties of college When I first arrived for freshman orientation at American University, I was paired with a stranger.

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Greenwich Citizen

5 differences between Gov. Corbett, opponent Wolf

Republican incumbent Tom Corbett is battling chronically weak polling numbers despite first-term accomplishments that include erasing a multibillion-dollar budget shortfall without major tax increases and signing a transportation-improvement program that has jump-started highway and bridge projects stalled for years.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania, Tax, Healthcare Law, Law

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Lewistown Sentinel

Sandusky scandal spurs changes in Pennsylvania laws

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, the Pennsylvania General Assembly set out on a mission to strengthen the commonwealth's child abuse laws.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Sex Scandal, Pennsylvania, Criminal Defense Law

Medical News Today

Animal study reduces harmful accumulation of proteins in lysosomal storage disease

Treating the rare disease MPS I is a challenge. MPS I, caused by the deficiency of a key enzyme called IDUA, eventually leads to the abnormal accumulation of certain molecules and cell death.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Health

Insurance Journal West

NORCAL Mutual Begins Offering Med Mal Coverage in Del., Penn.

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company, a medical professional liability insurance carrier domiciled in San Francisco, said it is now offering its medical professional liability coverage to healthcare professionals in Delaware and Pennsylvania.

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ThinkProgress

Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water In Pennsylvania 243 Times, State Agency Reports

For the first time, Pennsylvania has made public 243 cases of contamination of private drinking wells from oil and gas drilling operations.

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GantDaily.com

Corbett Announces Opening of Third Round Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

Gov. Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection has announced that the third round of Natural Gas Vehicle grants will open on Saturday and will provide an estimated $6 million to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania

Thu Aug 28, 2014

ABC 27

Gas drilling contaminates private wells

After years of delays and confusion Pennsylvania is releasing details of 243 cases where regulators determined that oil or natural gas drilling or related activities ruined private drinking water wells.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

NewsOK.com

Online list IDs water wells harmed by drilling

Six years into a natural gas boom, Pennsylvania has for the first time released details of 248 cases in which companies prospecting for oil or gas were found by state regulators to have contaminated private drinking water wells.

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Christian Science Monitor

Pennsylvania reaches deal to expand Medicaid to low-income earners

A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, Health Insurance, US Governors, Tom Corbett, AARP

NewsOK.com

Pa. releases list of wells impacted by drilling

After years of delays and confusion Pennsylvania has released details of 243 cases where regulators determined that oil or natural gas drilling or related activities ruined private drinking water wells.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

In this Aug. 5, 2014, file photo, 6,500-year-old human remains are displayed at the The Penn Museum, part of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Prison, Pennsylvania, Bobby Jindal, US Governors

Philly.com

Agency asks to dismiss Foxwoods lawsuit

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, represented by attorneys from Ballard Spahr L.P., asked a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Philadelphia to dismiss or abstain from hearing a lawsuit by the Foxwoods Casino group seeking to retrieve the $50 million license fee Foxwoods paid in 2007.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Economics News, Bankruptcy

WPMT-TV York

Pa Medical Society reacts to decision

The following is a statement from Bruce A. MacLeod, MD, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and a practicing emergency medicine physician from Pittsburgh.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Health Insurance

Business Journal

New Penn grads can receive up to $150K for special engagement projects

The University of Pennsylvania recently launched the President's Engagement Prizes , which will allow students to obtain up to $150,000 to take on local, national or global engagement projects the first year after they graduate.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Nursing, Medicine

The Daily Caller

Pa. GOP Wants To Decriminalize Out-Of-State Liquor Sales

It's currently illegal to bring alcohol purchased outside state lines into Pennsylvania, and Republican lawmakers are tired of it.

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Daily Kos

PA-Gov: New F&M Poll Shows Tom Wolf

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett remains far behind his Democratic rival Tom Wolf despite spending millions of dollars on television commercials this summer, according to a new voter poll.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania, Franklin & Marshall College, Liberal Political News

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