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Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

National | February 20, 2017
Norma McCorvey, ‘Jane Roe,’ dies
DALLAS — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.

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International | February 20, 2017
Strike shuts Acropolis, Greek sites
ATHENS, Greece — The Acropolis and other ancient sites in Greece are closed to the public after state guards called a 24-hour strike over a pay and contract dispute with the government.

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International | February 20, 2017
Trump baffles Swedes
HELSINKI — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump’s remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring to something he saw on television.

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Local News | February 20, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Learning to acclimate
Butler County Prison counselor Travis Moculski instructs inmates in the Back on Track class in the jail's treatment center Friday. The class instructs prisoners on ways to better acclimate to society upon their release. The treatment center is new to the prison this year.

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Local News | February 20, 2017
Missing hikers found
Cranberry Township hikers found after losing way in McConnells Mill

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Local News | February 20, 2017
Missing man found dead
Search finds body of missing man not far from his home in North Buffalo Township

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Local News | February 20, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Residents blaming school pipes
SUMMIT TWP — Multiple nearby residents of Summit Township Elementary School weren’t overly concerned about their own well water when they heard about the school’s water troubles.

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Local News | February 20, 2017
State could pass minimum wage increase
HARRISBURG — Years of pressure by Pennsylvania Democrats could yield a state minimum wage increase this year, although it likely will require substantial concessions in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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National | February 20, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
USS Pittsburgh in port
Machinist Mate Jacob Stewart hugs his wife, Brandi Stewart, (dressed in a Tyrannosaurs Rex costume) when the couple was reunited on the pier after the submarine USS Pittsburgh returned to base in Groton, Conn., Friday, following a six-month deployment. The Pittsburgh made port calls in Scotland, Spain, Norway and France.

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National | February 20, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
3rd survey ranks U.S. presidents
WASHINGTON — Just in time for Presidents Day, a new survey of historians on presidential leadership gives the top five slots to Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower.

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National | February 20, 2017
Trump to replace adviser
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump’s holiday weekend featured a raucous campaign rally, interviews for a new national security adviser and even a few holes of golf.

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Local News | February 20, 2017
Slippery Rock VFC gets 2 grants
Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Company has received two grants through the Pennsylvania Fire Company Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program.

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Pennsylvania | February 20, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Pgh. prison starts process of closing
HARRISBURG — The process of closing a massive state prison complex in Pittsburgh has made progress in the weeks since it was announced, including the transfer of some inmates to other facilities and a decision by the Corrections Department about where it will relocate the prison’s medical and therapeutic programs.

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Pennsylvania | February 20, 2017
State
New coal mine to bring 70 jobs

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National | February 20, 2017
DHS guidelines focus on illegals
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.

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National | February 20, 2017
Hundreds may have voted improperly
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of showing a photo ID.

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National | February 20, 2017
L.A. leads in traffic congestion
DETROIT — When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world.

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Local News | February 20, 2017
Cherry man accused of stealing from neighbor
A four-time convicted burglar is accused of breaking into a neighbor’s mobile home on Findlay Road and stealing three rings that belonged to the victim’s late husband.

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National | February 20, 2017
Hunters charged in shooting had blamed illegal immigrants
PRESIDIO, Texas — Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally.

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National | February 20, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Flooding fears renewed
TRACY, Calif. — Some northern California residents are preparing for another powerful Pacific storm by patrolling levees for signs of danger, reviewing evacuation plans and filling hundreds of sand bags.

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National | February 20, 2017
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Police warn of ‘unfamiliar cattle’

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National | February 20, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science
BOSTON — Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S.

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National | February 20, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
SpaceX launches resupply rocket
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA’s long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly 50 years ago.

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