FILE PHOTO: In this Sept. 18, 2012 file photo, female soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division train on a firing range while testing new body armor in Fort Campbell, Ky. Mark Humphrey / AP Photo

The U.S. is placing 8,500 troops on alert for possible deployment to Eastern Europe

By James Doubek/NPR

The Pentagon is placing about 8,500 U.S. troops on heightened alert to possibly deploy to Eastern Europe as Russia has amassed an estimated 100,000 troops across the border from Ukraine at different locations.

Lawmakers stalemated on Pennsylvania congressional map, top senator says

“It just comes down to we can’t agree, the governor’s going to veto anything that’s not what he produced and the courts will end up drawing maps.”

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

ACLU finds Allegheny County students are arrested more often than anywhere else in Pennsylvania

The report cites implicit racial bias and overcharging as two causes for the disparity among arrest rates and the overall high number of arrest rates in general.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

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