Kathleen Wilkinson, a Philadelphia attorney and president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association had just graduated from the Villanova University School of Law when President Ronald Reagan announced in July of 1981 that he was nominating Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more

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PRINCETON — A 10-year-old entrepreneur who wanted to earn enough money for a Dollywood trip so his hardworking mother wouldn’t have to pay for it plans to go back this July, and this time Dollywood and a hotel chain impressed by his work ethic plan to help out. Read more

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Pulitzer Prize-winner Jeffery Gerritt, editor of The Herald in Sharon and New Castle News, has won yet another national honor — this year’s Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial writing from the Society of Professional journalists. Read more

When I was a boy in California in the 1960s, my family was pretty much the only family I knew that ate bagels. That’s probably because we were Jewish and bagels are a Jewish thing. Read more

Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol. Read more

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MORGANTOWN — Two days before he puts his third West Virginia football team on display in the annual Gold-Blue Spring Game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mountaineer Field, coach Neal Brown was rewarded with a two-year contract extension for the direction in which he has the WVU team moving. Read more

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said Thursday she may be on board with some elements of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, but the “massive spending bill really misses the mark.” Read more

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A gunman killed five children, ages 1 to 9, and his 24-year-old brother in a mass shooting early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they all lived together, along with the mother of the children.  Read more

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BLUEFIELD — On the eve his party taking control of the Senate and handing him chairmanship of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, said Tuesday that the evidence to convict President Trump in an impeachment trial is “overwhelming.” Read more

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The violent mob that stormed the national Capitol Wednesday repulsed many voters who supported President Trump’s reelection but the insurrection did not demoralize his zealots in America’s heartland. Read more

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First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group "Moms for America" at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday. Read more

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My grandfather, Harry S. Truman, initiated the protocols for the peaceful transfer of presidential power as we know them today. He invited President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to send over his Cabinet and staff so they could kick the tires, as it were -- be briefed by their predecessors, attend meetings, try out the office chairs. Read more

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Following the announcement Saturday that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, President Donald Trump ought to concede and leave office with more dignity than he has shown as commander-in-chief. Read more

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Joe Biden described the agonizing wait for the outcome of the presidential election thusly: “Democracy can sometimes be messy.” Read more

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Last week many people noticed a strange, smokey sky over much of the country, not realizing why it was there. The haze was smoke carried across the U.S. by the jet stream from the giant wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington. Read more

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The sun sets with a muted glow over Niagara Falls, New York, earlier this week, showing the effects of a milky sky caused by diffuse clouds of smoke from the West Coast wildfires traveling across the U.S. on jet stream winds.  Read more

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WESTERN WILDFIRES, EASTERN SUNSET: Sun sets with a muted glow from diffuse clouds of smoke from West Coast wildfires traveling across the U.S. on jet stream winds.  Read more

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Sun sets in Niagara Falls, N. Y., this week with muted glow against milky sky caused by smoky residue from the West Coast wildfires that traveled across the U.S. on jet stream winds.  Read more

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NORMAN -- Oklahoma University’s football team canceled practice Friday to march lockstep from the stadium to the campus Unity Garden to protest racial injustice and the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Read more

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INDIANAPOLIS – Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors. Read more

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STILLWATER, Okla. – The governing board of Oklahoma State University Friday ordered the removal of the name of the state’s 9th governor from campus halls because of his racist reputation. Read more

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Some events have the power of a match set to a mountain of dry wood. The video from Minneapolis, showing a police officer killing George Floyd in broad daylight, his knee pressed hard onto a handcuffed man’s neck as he pleads to live, all 8 1/2 minutes of it — this has been such an event. Read more

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Let’s not sugarcoat it. Your last semester in high school has gotten demolished by a global pandemic and it is wickedly unfair. Your graduation is now a drive-thru, your prom is imaginary, and instead of spending your last semester of senior year hanging out with your friends and taking a victory lap, you spent it in your bedroom doing classwork over Zoom and making Tik Tok videos. Read more

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MOODY, Ala. – A veteran Alabama police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in a standoff between police and two suspects at the Super 8 motel in this suburban community 22 miles east of Birmingham. Read more

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