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Saturday, Sep 22

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Lawyers for Kavanaugh accuser say she has accepted Senate committee's request to testify

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Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, will decide whether to grant Christine Blasey Ford extra time or move ahead with a committee vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination scheduled for Monday.

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Peduto budget proposals would keep taxes level, put more money into repaving

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Under proposals announced Friday, Pittsburgh’s operating expenses would climb about $12 million in 2019 to $586.1 million.

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Marc A. Thiessen: How much evidence do we need to destroy someone?

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Both Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford have been ill-served by Senate Democrats in this process.

Using cancer as part of a campaign ad is offensive

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I am upset that Keith Rothfus would use his cancer cure for a campaign ad for election. He should thank God he is well.

Donald Trump has initiated new rules of conduct

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Because Mr. Trump has new rules so should the rest of us, including President Barack Obama.

National Republican group pulls local ad money

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The move could have an impact on the race in the 17th Congressional District between Republican Keith Rothfus and Democrat Conor Lamb.

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Trump Jr., at GOP statewide dinner, urges Republicans not to become complacent

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Mr. Trump said his biggest concern was "to get the non-voter out."

Obama stumps in Philadelphia for Democratic candidates

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Barack Obama chided Donald Trump, without naming him, for bragging about economic improvements that started before the 2016 election.

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Pa. Catholic bishops back compensation fund for victims of clergy sex abuse

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The announcement comes days before lawmakers return to the Capitol to vote on a bill to allow older victims to sue for decades-old abuse.

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Everyone should code, avoid the magic pill to live forever and other lessons learned at Thrival Festival

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“The jobs that are here today will not be here tomorrow. And if you don’t understand programming syntax, you will be left behind,” said Max Dennison, executive director of Beta Builders, which runs coding bootcamps for students.

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New policy gives two airport authority members a deadline to divest OneJet investments or resign

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The two Allegheny County Airport Authority voted in favor of the policy that requires members to divest of their interests or resign.

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Consumers can now freeze and thaw credit files for free

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The change is part of the federal Economic Relief and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law in May.

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Trump slams Kavanaugh accuser's credibility, suggests assault allegations made up by ‘radical left’

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Trump’s change in tone — and apparent shift in tactics — came as Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers negotiate with the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Riverside's Skyler Fox looking to join elite company in golf

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With a third WPIAL title in a row, Fox will join Brentwood’s Ron Schwarzel and Fox Chapel’s Frank Fuhrer III as the only ones to do so.

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