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POSTED: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 10:07 PM

We will be tweeting live Thursday on the Pa. Supreme Court’s Philadelphia hearings on the voter ID law. The hearings begin at 9 a.m. On a mobile device? Click here to follow along.

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 10:43 PM

What happens when the 90-year-old father of a New York media star gets caught in Pennsylvania's voter ID web? Well, his son turns to Twitter of course.

At 7:30 this morning Jim Cramer, founder of the Street and host of CNBC's "Mad Money" tweets this plea to his followers:

Jim Cramer@jimcramer

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 9:32 PM

Ryan Brubaker, the 21-year-old son of state Sen. Michael Brubaker of Lancaster, has died of an apparent accidental drug overdose.

Police said Brubaker's body was discovered shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday by a family member at their home in Lititz.

County coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni told the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era that his death appears to be an accident and that a toxicology report is forthcoming.

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POSTED: Monday, September 10, 2012, 11:43 PM


The federal government has finally freed Gettysburg battlefield's famed Electric Map. Let the bidding begin.

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 8:59 AM

Is former Gov. Ed Rendell mulling a political comeback?

His name first surfaced in a Harrisburg Patriot-News story earlier this summer that considered possible Democratic challengers to Gov. Corbett in 2014.

Some wondered if he wasn't barred from a third term by the constitution. But the constitution only stipulates that a sitting executive may not hold office for more than two consecutive terms.

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