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Trump claims ex-lawyer's phone-taping is 'perhaps illegal'

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President Donald Trump says his personal lawyer's taping of their private phone conversations is 'totally unheard of & perhaps illegal.'

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Democratic consultants to be dragged into Manafort trial

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Mr. Manafort’s trial could provide insights about the international work of U.S. consultants across the political spectrum.

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Bordering on cruel: U.S. values require compassion for kids

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Separating children from parents at the border with Mexico was bad enough in concept; the implementation appears to be downright inhumane.

Las Vegas outrage: Only in America — suing the shooting victims

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MGM wants federal courts to rule it is not legally responsible for shooter Stephen Paddock’s murderous rampage in Las Vegas last fall.

Marc A. Thiessen: Trump can shut down his Russia critics with one bold move

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The president should announce he is moving out most U.S. forces currently stationed in Germany and sending them to Poland.

The president appears to trust in Vladimir Putin

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He said, “I have real confidence in my intelligence people, but I must tell you ... Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial.”

It's not too late for people to support Trump and let democracy prevail

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Having won the election, Mr. Trump should have been given the opportunity to prove himself. But he has not received that.

A chameleon is a more fitting symbol for the GOP than an elephant

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If elephants could talk, they probably would demand that Donald Trump and his Trumpateers remove them as the symbol of the Republican Party.

Just about anyone can see that Trump has sold out America for his own interests

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I read with alarm the July 17 editorial “It Is Better to Talk,” condoning Donald Trump’s behavior in Helsinki.

Congress abandons bid to reverse Trump-ZTE deal

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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the outcome was another example of Mr. Trump “being weak” with foreign leaders.

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We asked Pa.'s 16 congressmen to talk Russia. Republicans were too busy.

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Republicans in Pennsylvania were unavailable or unresponsive when asked to have a discussion about relations between U.S. and Russia.

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State gives a shoutout to Mister Rogers to tout National Pennsylvania Day

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July 20 is the day to recognize the commonwealth’s key role in the building of the United States.

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After accounting problems, PPG names new general counsel, controller

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The leadership changes come as the Pittsburgh paint producer is being investigated by the SEC for improper accounting procedures.

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Pa. unemployment falls to 4.3 percent, labor force shrinks

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The unemployment rate dropped over the year as 61,000 fewer people are counted as part of the labor force.

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Carnegie Library's rare books manager was fired after theft was discovered

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Archivist Greg Priore was fired as manager of Carnegie Library’s rare books department shortly after the theft of 320 items was discovered.

Even as interest rates rise, consumers are charging up the credit cards

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Debt levels are even higher now than they were in 2008, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank.

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World briefs: Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

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Plus: President Trump says ‘I told you so!’ after Europe fines Google $5 billion; and more.

National briefs: DOJ plans to alert public to foreign operations targeting U.S. democracy

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Plus: Trump says he’d have no problem beating former VP Biden in 2020; and more.

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Other presidents have cozied up to Putin

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Trump was an embarassment in Helsinki, but it’s true that he has been tough on Russia.

Musk’s muddle: Stick to innovative business ventures, OK?

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Elon Musk’s submarine was “not practical” and it would have been unable to traverse the narrow passageways of the cave.

Those alarmed by Trump are not ‘deranged’

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On Sunday the president claimed that our European allies were actually our enemies.

Candidates need a time limit on their campaigns

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Candidates are always making campaign promises that they can’t possibly keep.

Tony Norman: Why President Trump can't get no satisfaction!

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His abuse of the once-noble double negative won’t convince no one that he’s willing to concede Russian meddling.

As Others See It: Regulate the uses of facial recognition

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Congress should prevent companies and government agencies from abusing this technology.