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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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