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When a parent goes to prison, a child also pays a price

Since 1970, the number of minors with an incarcerated parent has increased from 350,000 to more than 2 million. Children on the outside suffer for their parents’ crimes and often end up homeless or in foster care.

Map: Cutting the carbon pollution output

The EPA announced Monday a plan that calls for U.S. power plants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Check out this map that shows what areas in the U.S. are projected to benefit the most by 2020.

Why We Still Can’t Afford to Fix America’s Broken Infrastructure

Much like Pittsburgh, the rest of the country is having trouble keeping up with repairs to its aging infrastructure. State and local governments remain heavily indebted and they haven't issued as many new municipal bonds in the past three years as they did from 2001 to 2010.

A safe place to stay: the struggle to find housing for America's mentally ill patients

Pennsylvania, like nearly every other state, has a severe shortage of public beds for psychiatric care.

House Vote Aims To Derail DOJ Processing Of Clemency Petitions

The Obama administration has opened the clemency process to non-violent offenders who have served more than 10 years in prison. But House lawmakers say the Justice Department can’t use any money in its budget for employees to screen clemency applications. 

How to get girls into coding

Encouraging kids to code is becoming a bigger, hotter topic, with a variety of organizations popping up around the country to promote the skill set. But a large section of the population, girls, is still extremely underrepresented.

The Cost of Life

Egg donors stand to earn thousands of dollars while helping to give the gift of a child, but this firsthand account shows the unnerving and potentially unsafe process the donors experience.

From a diverse group of judges, a unanimous opinion on same-sex marriage

In Pennsylvania, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III said he kept all 12 of the previous opinions by other federal courts on his desk when deciding his case.

High court bars rigid IQ cutoff for executions

States can no longer use a strict IQ-score cutoff to say when an inmate can be sentenced to die, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, clarifying a 2002 decision forbidding the execution of mentally disabled offenders.