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Pennsylvania School Tries To Kick Out Two Students After Their Families Became Homeless

By Scott Keyes As if their lives hadn’t been thrown into enough turmoil when their house was foreclosed on and their family became homeless, two Pennsylvania students learned last Monday that they were no longer welcome at the school they … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown For Extended Unemployment Benefits

By Arthur Delaney For one happy week in January, Casey O’Connell and her husband, Gerry Ferguson, both had jobs. Ferguson, an Iraq war vet, had been out of work 15 months when he landed employment with Pennsylvania’s workforce development system. … Continue reading

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Brian Sims, Pennsylvania Lawmaker, Silenced On DOMA By Colleagues Citing ‘God’s Law’

By Mollie Reilly An openly gay lawmaker was silenced by colleagues on the Pennsylvania House floor Thursday when he attempted to speak about the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. State Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) … Continue reading

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In blow to gun control backers, background check compromise falls 6 votes short

By Carrie Dann, Kelly ODonnell and Kasie Hunt Despite an impassioned push by President Barack Obama and an emotional lobbying effort by the families of mass shooting victims, proponents of a compromise measure to expand gun background checks on Wednesday fell … Continue reading

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