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Negro National League centennial celebrations especially significant in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh had two talented Negro League teams in the early 20th century, the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays. Both brought the city acclaim and league pennants and are considered among strongest baseball teams to have ever been assembled. 

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Some Pennsylvania businesses say trade tariffs have a significant impact

The interest group Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, which campaigns against tariffs on American companies, estimates that Pennsylvania taxpayers have paid $981 million so far in additional tariffs.

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SCOTUS case could decide if federal law protects LGBTQ people from job discrimination

Three cases headed to the Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday will determine if LGBTQ people are protected under federal employment discrimination laws. The arguments are particularly significant in Pennsylvania, one of the 28 states that do not have workplace protections for LGBTQ employees.

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike laid the groundwork for today’s interstate highway system

The Pennsylvania Turnpike was once called the “World’s Greatest Highway” and helped lay the foundation for what would become the federal interstate highway system.

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Access to books as a youngster inspired Andrew Carnegie

Free to the People. The words are etched above the entrance to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s main branch in Oakland. It’s a concept that was once considered radical, but has become an essential part of American communities.

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Mac Miller Fund gives Pittsburgh music education nonprofit opportunity to expand

Rap star and Pittsburgh native Malcom McCormick, who went by the stage name Mac Miller, died one year ago this month. After his death, a benefit concert and donations raised more than $935,000, which Miller’s family used to create the Mac Miller Fund.

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Here’s how to get an ‘X’ gender marker on Pa. licenses

The X gender option was announced earlier this summer by PennDOT, in what the agency said is an effort to better reflect the spectrum of gender identities of Pennsylvanians.

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