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  1. Philadelphia chief leads dialogue after shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 |

    When Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey and District Attorney R. Seth Williams appeared at a town-hall meeting here Thursday, they were prepared to explain why criminal charges had not been filed against an officer who in December had fatally shot a young black man in the back of the head. But instead of a conversation about the man's death, the meeting descended into lawlessness.


  2. Pittsburgh nonprofits compete for Fast Pitch grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 |

    Representatives from eight diverse nonprofits will take the stage this evening at the Circuit Center on the South Side to compete for a share of $25,000 in grants. But even those that don't snag the top prizes could leave the Fast Pitch competition with new resources as a result of a crowdfunding site being introduced at the annual event.


  3. Jack Kelly: Where's the recovery?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2015 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    From 1820 through 2000, real gross domestic product grew at an average annual rate of 3.6 percent. Last year was the ninth consecutive year in which the economy grew less than 3 percent.


  4. Agencies say 2014 was warmest year on recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of record-keeping.


  5. Islam starts new introspectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 |

    Islamist extremists behead Western journalists in Syria, massacre thousands of Iraqis, murder 132 Pakistani schoolchildren, kill a Canadian soldier and take hostage cafe patrons in Australia. Now, two gunmen have massacred a dozen people in the office of a Paris newspaper.


  6. Study: Hotter days mean less cold cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 |

    Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics. Days that averaged about 77 degrees ended up reducing people's income by about $5 a day when compared with days that were about 20 degrees cooler.


  7. Green Day, Joan Jett will have to carry the Hall of Fame ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Green Day might have to be more lively than usual at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions in April. The pop-punk trio from Berkeley, Calif., is one of three artists out of the six inducted that will be alive to accept the honor.


  8. Russia raises key rate to protect ailing economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 |

    The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in a desperate move to boost its currency and rescue its troubled economy. The action announced today in Moscow comes after the ruble's value has sunk roughly 50 percent since January, battered by Western sanctions imposed over the conflict in Ukraine and plunging worldwide oil prices.


  9. Obama, amid racial tensions, keeps a measured approachRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 |

    President Barack Obama is delivering a pointed message to younger African-Americans that the nation has made progress on race relations, urging patience and resolve in the wake of new protests in New York and elsewhere. In an interview to air today, Mr. Obama acknowledged that the distrust between minority communities and law enforcement is "deeply rooted in our history" and cautioned that it "will not be solved overnight."


  10. Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Rebecca RomijnRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Model turned actress Rebecca Romijn has played Mystique on the "X-Men" movie franchise and a transsexual on the ABC television series "Ugly Betty," but most recently the 42-year-old has found herself in the library. She plays Col.


  11. Nicholas D. Kristof / Do politicians love kids?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 |

    Indeed, we love them so much that, on average, child care workers earn almost as much per hour as workers who care for animals , according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. We love them so much that only 38 percent of American 3-year-olds are enrolled in education programs.


  12. Tony Norman: Eatery draws lots of misdirected conflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 |

    Last month students at the University of California Berkeley, the birthplace of the free speech movement on American campuses 50 years ago, demanded that the university withdraw its invitation to comedian-pundit Bill Maher to speak at its winter graduation. Some students upset with Mr. Maher's strident and ill-informed criticism of Islam circulated a petition calling upon UC Berkeley to go against a half-century of precedent and spare its Muslim students any hurt feelings from sitting through Mr. Maher's 20-minute speech.


  13. Free Berkeley: Retro students have no tolerance for dissentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 |

    It's no exaggeration to say that the free speech movement at American universities began at the University of California Berkeley 50 years ago. Student rights activists who demonstrated for the cause received nightly news attention in California and beyond.


  14. Obituary: J. California Cooper / Wrote stories of African-American...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    J. California Cooper, a writer who enjoyed a widespread acclaim for her fable-like tales built largely around the imagined lives of African-American women, died Sept. 20 in Seattle.


  15. Urban migration of college graduates expandingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 |

    When young college graduates decide where to move, they are not just looking at the usual suspects, like New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. Other cities are increasing their share of these valuable residents at an even higher rate, led by Denver, San Diego and Salt Lake City, along with Portland, Ore., and Nashville, Tenn., according to a report published today by City Observatory, a new think tank.


  16. Tony Norman: A one-sided lesson is a disgrace to historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Columbus Day has been kicked to the curb in Seattle. By the unanimous vote of its city council, one of America's most progressive cities has chosen to recognize what it calls Indigenous Peoples' Day.


  17. Cybertainment: Future of the InternetRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 |

    Imagine life in a world with super high-speed Internet connections and where they could take us by the year 2025. The Pew Research Center asked that question of a group of top experts in the tech field.


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