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Harrisburg sheds its stodgy image

Harrisburg sheds its stodgy image
post-gazette.com — HARRISBURG, Pa. - Splendor. That's not a word usually associated with Pennsylvania's state Capitol, which, for a few days a week, is crawling with legions of lobbyists, lawyers, legislators and a protest group or two. But a recent tour of this massive, 1906 National Historic Landmark was a revelation: It's brimming with museum quality art, stained glass, mosaics, tilework and sculpture.

Tropicals we hope will overwinter

Tropicals we hope will overwinter
post-gazette.com — Have you brought in your tropicals yet? You know, those exotic potted plants you bought for $14.99 at the garden center in May that you were going to toss into the compost pile next weekend? Don't.

Big-game hunting has a long and storied history

Big-game hunting has a long and storied history
post-gazette.com — President Theodore Roosevelt did it. So did King Henry VIII and Ashurbanipal, the last great king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Throughout human history, big game hunting has been the province and passion of presidents, kings, wealthy sportsmen - and some women -- and these days, doctors, dentists and accountants with the resources to go abroad in search of trophy animals.

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Man drives car onto helipad at St. Clair Hospital

Man drives car onto helipad at St. Clair Hospital
post-gazette.com — A Georgia man who police said was apparently suffering from "a mental health issue" nearly drove his car into the path of a medical helicopter preparing to transport a newborn child from St. Clair Hospital to Children's Hospital of UPMC this afternoon.

Obituary: Minerva Maiers / A career woman who was ahead of her time

Obituary: Minerva Maiers / A career woman who was ahead of her time
post-gazette.com — Minerva Maiers' resume is a wonder to behold, considering that she was born in 1916, part of a generation of women who for the most part would probably never have them. This particular resume, dated Aug.

Scaife estate items selling briskly at Christie's in New York

Scaife estate items selling briskly at Christie's in New York
post-gazette.com — Sales from Richard Mellon Scaife's vast estate were brisk Tuesday, the first of a two-day auction by Christie's in New York, with several objects collected by the late newspaper publisher selling for far more than their estimated worth. An early George III mahogany breakfront bookcase, made around 1760, had been expected to fetch between $30,000 and $50,000.

The father of same-sex marriage reflects on the long battle he led

The father of same-sex marriage reflects on the long battle he led
post-gazette.com — Evan Wolfson was called a lot of names on his 32-year quest for marriage equality - some weren't pretty, but most were pretty remarkable: crusader, architect, godfather of the movement, Paul Revere.

Supreme Court rules same-sex couple have right to marry in all 50 states

Supreme Court rules same-sex couple have right to marry in all 50 states
post-gazette.com — In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declared same sex marriage the law of the land in a decision released this morning, saying the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex. Immediately, at least, only the four states before the court will be affected by the ruling.

Obituary: Charles A. 'Chuck' Peters / Staunch advocate who fought for the intellectually disabled

Obituary: Charles A. 'Chuck' Peters / Staunch advocate who fought for the intellectually disabled
post-gazette.com — As a former Marine who enlisted in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty and then spent decades in Allegheny County fighting for those with disabilities, Chuck Peters combined a military strategist's savvy with a social activist's deep empathy for the most vulnerable members of society.
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Apr 19, 2016

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Apr 19, 2016

RT @NickKristof: All the photo winners this year are a reminder that photos can often tell stories just as well, and more compellingly, than words.

Apr 19, 2016

RT @jonathanchait: Status of Europe's Jews getting scary. Liberal-Zionist Jewish prof prevented from *attending* pro-labor rally https://t.timesofisrael.com/french-jewish-…o/BEdDz0CyuW

Apr 18, 2016

RT @NationalMemo: What a 1939 rally of 22,000 Nazi sympathizers at Madison Square Garden tells us about Trump. nationalmemo.com/avenging-angel… httppic.twitter.com/HhFvnxIBaZ://t.co/HhFvnxIBaZ

Apr 18, 2016

RT @jeffzeleny: After a run of big crowds across NY, tonight's Long Island City @BernieSanders rally has something rare: empty space https:pic.twitter.com/zsV3xljeWl/t.co/zsV3xljeWl

Apr 18, 2016

RT @KatrinaNation: Why have so few in media covered this? The Most Important Protest of the 2016 Election via @thenation thenation.com/article/the-mo…ILlg

Apr 18, 2016

RT @cannabist: Hawaii delays naming state's first marijuana dispensary owners (Woody Harrelson in running): dpo.st/1WbT685 https:/pic.twitter.com/wUvZNOXMw1t.co/wUvZNOXMw1

Apr 18, 2016

RT @TheFix: Journalism isn't dying. But it's changing WAY faster than most people understand. wpo.st/2KPV1 pic.twitter.com/IEH6yMKqMqq


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