'Handmaid's Tale' demonstrators protest Pence in Philly

Dozens of demonstrators dressed as characters from the novel-turned-TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" descended on downtown Philadelphia on Monday to protest Vice President Mike Pence's visit
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'Handmaid's Tale' demonstrators to protest Pence in Philly

Demonstrators dressed as characters from the novel-turned-TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" are planning to descend on downtown Philadelphia to protest Vice President Mike Pence's visit
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'Weaponization of faith': Examples from clergy abuse report

A landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania detailed how priests often used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children.
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2 counties declare disaster after Pennsylvania flooding

Gov. Tom Wolf says state emergency officials are working with local authorities to help them recover from flash floods that prompted water rescues and evacuations and prompted two counties to issue disaster declarations
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4 injured in explosion in vehicle shop at Army depot

A small explosion in a vehicle shop at an Army depot injured four workers, leaving at least three with burns, officials said
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5 days of heavy rain bring flood waters, prompt evacuations

Days of drenching rains are closing roads, sending creeks and streams over their banks and causing businesses and to shut down in central Pennsylvania
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5 injured in explosion in vehicle shop at Army depot

A small explosion in a vehicle shop at an Army depot injured four workers, three of them seriously
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9 casinos apply for online gambling licenses in Pennsylvania

Nine casino owners in Pennsylvania are seeking licenses to operate casino-style gambling online
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Abortion politics may shadow final weeks of governor's race

The politics of abortion could be especially prominent as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican Scott Wagner hit the final stretch of Pennsylvania's gubernatorial campaign
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Accuser asks court to release Pennsylvania dioceses report

A man who has accused a since-defrocked priest of molesting him as a 13-year-old is asking Pennsylvania's highest court to allow the release of a grand jury report into allegations of child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses
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ACLU seeks info on inmate health as guards have fallen ill

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania wants the state prison system to reinstate mail and visits that have been suspended because about 50 guards and other employees have fallen sick in recent weeks
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Amish outhouse case raises religious freedom rights issues

Citing Pennsylvania's religious freedom law, an appeals court is questioning a township's efforts to make an Amish woman stop using outhouses and hook into its sewer system
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Archbishop defends himself ahead of child sex abuse report

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, is defending himself ahead of a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses that he says will be critical of his actions as Pittsburgh's bishop
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Arkansas woman embraces clean eating after head injury

Harrisburg resident Karon Henick grows and preserves food off her land in attempt to eat clean after suffering from a head injury about six years ago
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As Trump weathers firestorm, Barletta picks up a shield

As President Donald Trump found himself under pressure from his party this past week, Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania reached for his shield
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Bill Cosby's wife wants ethics board to investigate judge

Bill Cosby's wife wants a Pennsylvania ethics board to investigate the judge set to sentence her husband next week on felony sex assault charges.
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Bishop backs victim fund over abuse lawsuits in Pennsylvania

Some Roman Catholic officials in Pennsylvania are lining up with a key state legislative ally in backing the creation of a victims' compensation fund over allowing victims in decades-old child sexual abuse cases to sue in court
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Bishop: I have 'profound remorse' after sex abuse report

A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy says he has "profound remorse" and offers his "heartfelt apology" to the victims
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Bishop: Some priests named in report remain in ministry

The bishop of Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic diocese says a few priests named in a soon-to-be-released grand jury report are still in ministry because the diocese determined allegations against them to be unsubstantiated
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Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints

A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s
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Bishops back victim fund over abuse lawsuits in Pennsylvania

Roman Catholic officials in Pennsylvania are lining up with a key state legislative ally in backing the creation of a victims' compensation fund as an alternative to allowing victims in decades-old child sexual abuse cases to sue the church in court
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Campaigns crank up to press lawmakers on abuse lawsuits bill

Pennsylvania's attorney general and several lawmakers are trying to apply public pressure ahead of a debate in the Legislature over giving victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to file civil lawsuits
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Casinos ask federal court to shut down state's new iLottery

Pennsylvania casinos want a federal judge to shut down the state's new iLottery program, arguing the internet-based games simulate slot machines and casino-style gambling in violation of state law
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Casinos ask state court to shut down new iLottery program

Pennsylvania casinos want a state court to shut down the state's new iLottery program, arguing the internet-based games simulate slot machines and casino-style gambling in violation of state law
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Catholic bishop cleared of misconduct involving jail inmate

A Roman Catholic bishop in Indiana has been cleared of misconduct involving a former jail inmate he counseled while he was a priest in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in the 1990s
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Catholic school scrubs bishops' names from campus buildings

A Roman Catholic university in Pennsylvania says it is acting in solidarity with victims of child sexual abuse and is removing the names of three bishops from campus buildings
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Catholic school to drop name of cardinal accused of inaction

A new Catholic school in Baltimore will no longer feature the name of a late cardinal accused of failing to act in the case of priests who abused children in Pennsylvania
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Church abuse report, 2 years in works, may soon be released

A report into allegations of decades of child sexual abuse and efforts to cover it up in some of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses is expected to be released in the coming days
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Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

A report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one complaint about him sexually abusing a boy
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Church officials: Victims with pre-2002 deals free to speak

New Jersey Catholic Church officials say abuse victims required to remain silent by settlement agreements can speak publicly about their ordeals
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Coburg woman returns to roots, find happiness in farm work

Marie Bowers never thought she would spend her life working on a farm
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Colorado Editorial Roundup

A roundup of newspaper editorials from around Colorado
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Company agrees to block 3D downloadable guns in Pennsylvania

State officials say they've successfully stopped a company that makes 3D downloadable guns from making them internet-accessible in Pennsylvania and from uploading new files
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Correction: Pennsylvania Dioceses-Sex Abuse-Lawsuits story

Correction: Pennsylvania Dioceses-Sex Abuse-Lawsuits story
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Court allows clergy abuse report release with names redacted

Pennsylvania's highest court is allowing a grand jury report into clergy child sexual abuse and efforts to cover it up to be released, but for now without the names of priests and others who have challenged the report
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Court overturns then-11-year-old boy's conviction in slaying

Pennsylvania's highest court is overturning the conviction of a then-11-year-old boy in the 2009 shotgun slaying of his father's pregnant fiancée, saying prosecutors didn't provide enough evidence to support it
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Court says lawyers can reveal clients' grand jury testimony

A new court ruling says lawyers for Pennsylvania grand jury witnesses are allowed to talk publicly about their clients' testimony, putting limits on a wider secrecy requirement that had been imposed
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Court says rap video was threat to police, not free speech

The state Supreme Court is upholding the conviction of a Pittsburgh rapper for threatening police, saying lyrics that named two city officers were 'highly personalized.'
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Court throws out 2012 welfare law over how bill was enacted

A Pennsylvania law ending cash welfare benefits and making other changes is being invalidated over methods used to push it through the Legislature
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Court upholds $1.1M against EQT in water contamination case

A Pennsylvania court is upholding a $1.1 million fine against natural gas exploration giant EQT Corp., citing substantial evidence that it recklessly violated environmental laws when a wastewater holding pond polluted streams and groundwater in 2012
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Court upholds Wolf order organizing home health care workers

Pennsylvania's highest court says Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf didn't exceed his authority in setting up a process to give some union rights to home-based workers who care for elderly and disabled people
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Court: Probe found over 300 'predator priests' in 6 dioceses

Pennsylvania's highest court says a grand jury report identified "over three hundred 'predator priests'" in six of the state's Roman Catholic dioceses
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Cross-country bicyclists repair Hazleton house

On any given weekday you'll find them pedaling cross-country on a two-month bicycle trip, gripping the handlebars as they push through sometimes unpleasant weather
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Current Indiana bishop named in grand jury sex abuse report

An Indiana bishop who handled two cases of alleged priest sexual abuse during his previous post in Pennsylvania notified his superiors and authorities about the accusations but also warned of "scandal" if they became public
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Deadline looms for release of Catholic church abuse report

Time is ticking down to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses
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Decades-old Arkansas barber shop threatened by new overpass

City Barber Shop in Jonesboro has been around since 1923, but it may not be able to stay in business after planned construction of a railroad overpass disrupts traffic
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Delaware sends 20 firefighters out west to battle wildfires

A crew of 20 Delaware firefighters is going to Montana to fight wildfires
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Diocese holds forgiveness mass in wake of grand jury report

As the Vatican expresses "shame and sorrow" over a searing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children, a bishop who is named in the report is holding a Mass for the Forgiveness
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Diocese IDs 71 alleged sex abusers, cites bishops' failure

The Roman Catholic diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has put out a list of 71 priests and others in the church accused of sexually abusing children in cases going back decades
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Diocese IDs 71 alleged sex abusers, cites failure of bishops

The Roman Catholic diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has put out a list of 71 priests and others in the church accused of sexually abusing children in cases going back decades
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