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The U.S. Supreme Court quietly announced Monday that it would not review Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case, leaving him a free man and ending a two-decade legal drama that shifted the cultural landscape, destroyed the groundbreaking Black actor’s reputation, and sent him to prison for several years late in life.

Dr. Oz has entered the world of politics. And while celebrity allies can be a plus, don’t expect the TV personality to reach out to his well-known friend Oprah Winfrey.

Across the country, historical markers have in some places become another front in the national reckoning over slavery, segregation and racial violence that has also brought down Civil War statues and changed or reconsidered the names of institutions, roads and geographical features.

Personal-finance website WalletHub came up with tons of interesting facts while researching America's most fun states in 2021, which was comprised using 26 key metrics (movie costs, accessibility of national parks, casinos per capita, etc.) to compare the 50 states. 

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Eric S. McGill Jr., a 27-year old Pennsylvania man, has reportedly been in solitary confinement in the county jail for over a year because he refuses to cut his locks because of his religious beliefs. He has since been suffering from anxiety attacks allegedly triggered by his experience in jail, according to the lawsuit he […]

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania court this week will consider a legal challenge by three transgender women to a two-decade-old state law that prohibits people who have committed serious felonies from ever changing their names. Commonwealth Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in the lawsuit brought by plaintiffs who live as women but are […]

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A young mother and her 7-month-old baby girl are lucky to be alive after a disturbing abuse incident involving the woman’s boyfriend. Police in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, arrested 21-year-old David Jones on January 27 after he allegedly hit the child before pouring hot sauce in her mouth — and when the child’s mother tried to intervene, Jones assaulted her, as well, […]

The newly elected treasurer of a small city in western Pennsylvania asserted in a lawsuit Wednesday that city officials plotted to block her from taking office because she is black. Uniontown Treasurer-elect Antoinette Hodge alleged that a city councilman, Martin Gatti, took action to prevent her from being sworn in as scheduled this week and […]

A Bill in Pennsylvania would require healthcare facilities to bury or cremate fetal remains. The bill, also known the Final Disposition of Fetal Remains Act, seeks to require health care facilities to bury or cremate the remains of a fetus after an abortion or miscarriage if they are not claimed by a parent for disposition.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s prison agency agreed to improve death row conditions under a settlement announced Monday of a federal lawsuit that called the inmates’ living standards degrading and inhumane. Lawyers for the inmates who sued said the agreement provides people on death row with at least 42½ hours a week out of their cell, daily […]

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The search for a 2-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert has come to a tragic end after her body was found dumped in a park. A Pennsylvania Uber driver named Sharena Nancy, 25, is accused of speeding off with Nalani Johnson on Saturday after dropping off the child’s father, Paul Johnson. Johnson claims he was […]

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ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania home child care center where a fire killed five kids did not have enough working smoke detectors, the fire chief said Tuesday. There was one detector in the attic of the Harris Family Daycare in the lakeside city of Erie, Fire Chief Guy Santone told a news conference Tuesday. […]