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Saturday, Jun. 25, 2016

National | June 25, 2016
Democrats OK platform draft
ST. LOUIS — Democrats approved a draft of the party platform early Saturday that includes steps to break up large Wall Street banks, advocates for a $15 an hour wage and urges the abolition of the death penalty, reflecting the influence of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

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National | June 25, 2016
Trump finds few are willing to help
WASHINGTON — To compete against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has finally conceded, he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. Yet he’s finding that many of the GOP’s most experienced political aides just aren’t willing to work for him.

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Local News | June 25, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
BASA plans plant $13.7M overhaul
Tom Rockovich, executive director of the Butler Area Sewer Authority, shows a plate press Thursday that was installed in 1980 and needs to be replaced. BASA officials will undertake a $13.7 million project to upgrade the sewage treatment plant on Litman Road in Butler Township. BASA also plans to replace the pump stations on Negley and Zeigler avenues and replace the Jefferson Street sewer.

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Local News | June 25, 2016
More calls keep city police busy
The matter of how many calls the Butler police get came up Tuesday at the city council meeting.

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Local News | June 25, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
TORNADO ANNIVERSARY
Residents remember storm that damaged houses, trees
CRANBERRY TWP — One year after a tornado touched down in the township, there is little evidence of the damage it caused.

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Local News | June 25, 2016
Workers can’t get to sites of jobs
CRANBERRY TWP — Hotels, stores and restaurants in southwestern Butler County are hiring, but some managers say it is difficult to fill hourly or low-paying positions.

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International | June 25, 2016
British brace for economic fallout from exit decision
LONDON — The British were warned for weeks that a vote to leave the European Union would result in economic pain. Now they’ll find out whether it will.

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International | June 25, 2016
EU's founding members meet over UK vote
BERLIN — The European Union must heed “the expectations of the people” on issues such as migration and unemployment as it responds to Britain's vote to leave the bloc, Germany's foreign minister said Saturday.

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National | June 25, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Obama loses reliable partner in face of Brexit
WASHINGTON — In his public reaction to the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, President Barack Obama offered assurances that the two countries would remain “indispensable partners.”

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Local News | June 25, 2016
Car hits Jefferson St. porch
A car ran into the apartment building at 323 E. Jefferson St. at 12:03 a.m. Saturday.

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Local News | June 25, 2016
City tax deadline approaches
Butler City Treasurer John Grenci is reminding city residents that Thursday is the last day that city taxes can be paid at face value.

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National | June 25, 2016
Elderly couple killed, 80 homes burn in Calif.
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — A vast and voracious wildfire that has burned at least 80 homes in central California killed an elderly couple as they tried to flee, authorities said.

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National | June 25, 2016
Officials: No proof gunman was gay
WASHINGTON — FBI investigators so far have not turned up persuasive evidence that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was gay or pursuing gay relationships, according to two government officials familiar with the investigation.

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National | June 25, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Rescue crews work all night in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All Karol Dunford has left is a dirty nightgown, caked in mud from the floodwaters that ravaged her West Virginia town and killed at least 23.

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National | June 25, 2016
Security will be tight for Cincy pride event
CINCINNATI — Organizers expect big crowds and authorities plan tight security for Cincinnati’s parade and festival events celebrating Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.

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Local News | June 25, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Driver unsure why car left road
BRADY TWP — Bill Cosentino says he doesn’t know why he drove his Jeep Liberty off Route 8 and down about 150 feet of wooded terrain Friday afternoon.

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National | June 25, 2016
2 killed in shooting at Texas dance studio
Fort Worth, Texas — Texas authorities say two people are dead and several others injured following a shooting outside a nonprofit dance studio in Fort Worth.

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Local News | June 25, 2016
Farm Show book of rules ready
The 2016 Butler Farm Show Premium Books are available at locations throughout Butler County.

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National | June 25, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Few women in combat posts
WASHINGTON — Six months after the Pentagon ordered all combat jobs open to women, seven female Marines are either serving in those posts or waiting to serve, and 167 are performing noncombat duties in front-line units, according to new data obtained by The Associated Press.

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Local News | June 25, 2016
2 suspects in theft case fail to show up for hearing date
CRANBERRY TWP — Two members of a four-person group that allegedly made fraudulent returns of more than $4,000 in merchandise failed to show up for court Friday.

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Pennsylvania | June 25, 2016
State
Police investigate shots, 2 found dead

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National | June 25, 2016
Tips for parents to survive the admissions process
There is no prep course for being the parent of a college applicant. Most of us feel like we’re out there, hanging on, with a frame of reference that is about 30 years old. The bad news is, most of our kids know that. So here is my list of the most valuable tips to make this college admissions process as positive and productive as possible.

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