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Democrats Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Edward Markey uncorked the “Green New Deal,” which is the latest scheme by Democrats to sink the American economy, while drowning the nation’s taxpayers.

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For years, UPMC and Highmark Inc. have been battling for competitive advantage in the businesses of providing health care and health insurance.

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Thought: Need a new start? Ask God into your heart.

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When I was a starstruck youth, I watched more than my fair share of televised awards programs; but in my nearly 28 years of wedded bliss, such show-biz soirees have consumed only minuscule amounts of my time.

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This time of year as we all sit down to do our taxes, it seems like gripping about the government becomes the true national pastime.

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In these heated, divisive times, all of us sure could use more kindness. This coming Sunday, Feb. 17, offers us a reminder to embrace kindness.

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Thought: Is your relationship with your first love, Jesus Christ, still going on? Do you still experience the joy that you first had when you fell in love with Him? If not, it’s time to nurture that relationship with Your Heavenly Father through reading the Bible and communicating with Him i…

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HARRISBURG — The Denver teacher strike that began Monday should focus attention of all Pennsylvanians on a key point in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address–fair pay for teachers.

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Every day across the globe, bona fide news outlets use comic strips as a way to lighten a day with a little comedy, parody politicians and celebrities, or maybe provide some thoughtful insight to a topic of the day.

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According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), about half of Americans are currently trying to lose weight, many of them employing strategies like switching from peanut M&M’s to the plain variety, or drinking more Cherry Coke to increase their intake of fruit.

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She said it ever so subtly, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., made clear this past week she is ready to compromise on border funding.

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Last year, nearly 50 of our neighbors fled Pennsylvania every day. They moved to growing states like Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, seeking opportunity.

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He’s been driving in reverse, never even glancing at the rearview mirror. But Tuesday night, President Donald Trump stopped and put the car in drive. He hit some big bumps, of course, but his State of the Union speech was more than passable. It was well-delivered, made splendid points, affor…

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Thought: The immensity and intensity of the rolling oceans, points us to the greatness of our God and His love for us. He is awesome in His works, never-ending in His provision, and lavish in His love for all mankind.

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A Wells Tannery motorist was arrested for driving under the influence recently in West Providence Township.

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For all but the recent fraction of their history, the challenge facing humans was finding enough food to survive. That remains a problem for about 795 million people globally who do not have enough food to lead healthy lives.

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How are the bees? People who know I am a beekeeper often ask me that question. I’d like to tell them that the bees are doing great, pollinating flowers, making honey and helping feed the world, but that isn’t true anymore. Bees are doing terribly, or more accurately, they are dying.

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Thought: The immensity and intensity of the rolling oceans, points us to the greatness of our God and His love for us. He is awesome in His works, never-ending in His provision, and lavish in His love for all mankind.

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School district upgrades through the state are a sobering reminder of the measures that are needed to keep children and staff safer. Claysburg-Kimmel implemented new measures this week on a trial basis at the administrative suite at the high school but officials plan to install the same secu…

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Valentine’s Day is a time for exchanging sweet nothings and terms of endearment. It is an occasion for sharing candlelit meals and opening romantic gifts. It is an opportunity for igniting new sparks or basking in the warmth of comfortable, memory-filled long-term relationships.

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Anchored in our human DNA is the compelling temptation to “play god” that seems to be just too irresistible for many on our third rock from the sun. After all, Eve was once easily sold on it and humans have been struggling with the results ever since.

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Thought: There is a constant conflict between good and evil being continually fought in the invisible spirit world. The prayers of God’s children have a significant impact on the outcome of those spirit battles. We must faithfully pray as we fight the good fight of faith.

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Despite threats, pleas, and entreaties from senators and citizens, Democrats and Republicans, former governors and most of the General Assembly, Ralph Northam remains Virginia’s chief executive — at least the last time we checked. And it appears, according to the law, that might not change a…

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As I soldiered through Chris Christie’s spin-memoir “Let Me Finish,” I found myself flashing back to September 2011, when he was being widely touted as the GOP’s “Next Big Thing.” One particular ego-stroking incident at the Reagan Presidential Library must surely be one of his personal favorites.

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Every White House in the modern era has sought to be prepared in case a vacancy arises on the Supreme Court. President Donald Trump’s legal advisers don’t know much more than anyone else about the likelihood of a vacancy this year, but they are making contingency plans. Those plans center on…

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam should have resigned when he first admitted posing in blackface while he was a student at Eastern Virginia Medical School. The revelation prompted immediate calls for him to step down from all sectors of his state. It also poured water on the notion that America c…

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Thought: As Christians, we must learn to swallow our pride and be humble, not boastful in all of the accomplishments we have made. Every good and perfect thing that comes into our lives is only by the hand of God. Without Him, we would be nothing, but with Him, we can accomplish much for His…

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The public comment period has ended for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposal to reform how colleges and K-12 schools handle sexual assault and harassment under Title IX. DeVos must now consider more than 100,000 comments before issuing final rules.

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The 35-day partial government shutdown that cost the U.S. economy $11 billion can teach us something about our political process’ limits in problem-solving. These lessons are particularly important because a new effort to add a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution could make da…

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Super Bowl week isn’t just the biggest, holiest and most publicized event of the year for America’s sports fans.

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If the war in Afghanistan has been anything, it has been a disappointment.

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It has become an accepted notion in many circles: The middle class is shrinking, while the rich are reaping the bulk of the spoils in a growing economy.

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In President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, he surveyed the nation’s landscape — crumbling infrastructure, leaky borders, costly wars, deadly deindustrialization and divisive identity politics — and in one infamous phrase, described “American carnage.” Rejecting a 30-year bipartisan conse…

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Thought: If you are tempted to write yourself off as an insignificant human being, consider this: You are a one-of-a-kind creation, made by God! He loves you as if you’re His only child!

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After nearly 17 frustrating years of war, the first serious ray of hope has emerged from Afghanistan that could pave the way toward a US troop withdrawal and a political settlement.

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Our patriotic determination to Make America Great Again received a great boost this week – perhaps the greatest we’ve gotten in years.

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Even as most of the Western Hemisphere has rushed to recognize Venezuela’s interim president, Juan Guaido, a small but familiar chorus has registered its dissent. Self-proclaimed anti-imperialists, demanding that America stay out of Venezuela’s affairs, have rallied to the side of strongman …

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The scale of the opioid crisis is undeniable. More than 70,000 Americans died in 2017 because of drug overdoses.

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On a recent Saturday evening, I had the pleasure of picking up my son after his chess tournament.

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In New York, one out of every three pregnancies ends in abortion and now under the recently passed Reproductive Health Act, it is lawful to kill a fully-formed baby up until birth. New York has rendered human life subjective, while expanding abortion to post-birth infanticide.

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Thought: Do you have a rebellious and controlling heart that always desires to have things your own way?

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You’d think that the lesson about government shutdowns would have been learned in early 1996. That is when House Republican leaders beat a hasty and humiliating retreat from a hugely unpopular closure they had engineered to force spending cuts.

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Shutdowns are an almost uniquely American thing, a fitting spasm of officialdom given the country’s historical skepticism about government.

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CNN’s “Town Hall” Monday night, featuring fast-rising Senator Kamala Harris, was moderately helpful in assessing the California freshman’s presidential candidacy, but far more useful in evaluating what television must do in the critically important 2020 race.