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Thousands of nonviolent drug offenders serving time in federal prison could be eligible to apply for early release under new clemency guidelines announced Wednesday by the Justice Department.

LIMERICK — The Exelon nuclear plant has been given two more years to make a crucial upgrade to the reactor buildings intended to prevent explosions like those that occurred during the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

FARMINGTON – Rousing painful memories from a painful winter, Gov. Tom Corbett elicited a shiver throughout the audience.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Federal mining regulators today announced a new coal mine dust rule aimed at reducing miner exposure and reversing a trend that shows black lung disease rates among miners doubling since 1997.

The state has designated six Scranton schools as “low achieving,” which allows students from those schools the chance to apply for a scholarship to attend class elsewhere for 2014-15.

On May 16, Food Revolution Pittsburgh Cooking Club will be partaking in the national celebration of Food Revolution Day at Barack Obama Academy in East Liberty and with the help of the Pittsburgh community, club organizers hope to make it the largest Food Revolution Day event globally.

Everyone knew it would happen, but a state report has quantified the extent to which natural gas drilling on state lands has diminished the wild character of Pennsylvania's state forests.

Some parents are struggling to help their frustrated children cope with Common Core homework problems.

In a compromise that seemed unlikely just a few weeks ago, Pittsburgh City Council overwhelmingly passed land-bank legislation that could change the way the city deals with thousands of troubled properties.


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