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All the Allegheny County election results

From THE INCLINE Gov. Tom Wolf won a second term as Pennsylvania’s governor on a Democratic ticket with Braddock Mayor John Fetterman as his running mate, defeating Republican Scott Wagner. As Wolf emerged at his election night party, he got some laughter from the crowd with this remark: “I want to introduce myself: I am Tom Wolf.… Continue reading All the Allegheny County election results

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Read this before heading to the polls

From THE INCLINE Our Procrastinator’s Guide breaks down each race and what you need to know about the candidates running. Get the basics on each candidate, as well as some recommended reading. After the mass shooting at Tree of Life, several lawmakers put renewed attention on guns as attendees at vigils urged others to vote. Here’s a… Continue reading Read this before heading to the polls

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Halloween history: The ancient origins of these dark traditions

from http://www.bigthink.com Why do we celebrate Halloween, and what have pumpkins got to do with it? MIKE COLAGROSSI 30 October, 2018 Halloween was influenced heavily by Celtic, Pagan and Christian traditions. The holiday has always celebrated the strange and scary, but festivities as we know them have changed over the years. Current Halloween traditions were… Continue reading Halloween history: The ancient origins of these dark traditions

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7 brilliant Japanese words we need in English

from bigthink.com Ever wanted to describe precisely how crummy you feel after a bad haircut? MATTHEW DAVIS 17 October, 2018 English is a phenomenal language, but there are circumstances where words seem to fail us. Often, other languages have already found a solution to expressing the complicated ideas that can't be succinctly conveyed in English. If… Continue reading 7 brilliant Japanese words we need in English

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It’s National Voter Registration Day — so do it

from: theincline.com Thanks to online registration, you don’t actually have to leave the couch. Voter Registration Day. So if you’re not registered to vote, or need to change your address, go ahead and do it today. Why not today? You’re that busy? Busier than Michelle Obama? Hmm. The easiest way to register or change info including your… Continue reading It’s National Voter Registration Day — so do it

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Pittsburgh teen intercepted by the FBI

A Pittsburgh teen intercepted by the FBI explains how he was recruited by terrorists abroad and in regular contact with al Qeada and the Taliban. "They were offering support, material support," the teen said, including money, transportation and weapons. “I was willing to take what they could give me and use it for what I was willing to do."… Continue reading Pittsburgh teen intercepted by the FBI

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OxyContin maker patents new drug that helps addicts wean off opioids

from bigthink.com Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, has patented a new drug aimed at weaning addicts off opioids. The new drug is a faster-acting form of buprenorphine, a mild opiate that helps addicts control cravings. “While opioids have always been known to be useful in pain treatment, they also display an addictive… Continue reading OxyContin maker patents new drug that helps addicts wean off opioids