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Jerry Sandusky seeks throw out of sex charges

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant gridiron coach charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years, asked a judge to throw out the charges on Thursday. In a pre-trial motion, Sandusky argued that some of the 52 child sex abuse counts against Sandusky, 68,…

Pennsylvania gov. to women: Just ‘close your eyes’ during forced ultrasound

Gov. Tom Corbett (R) says he supports forcing women to have an ultrasound before an abortion because they can just close their eyes. Guttmacher Institute policy analyst Elizabeth Nash told Raw Story last month that Pennsylvania’s proposed measure is one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills that she had ever…

Remains of some 9/11 victims ‘dumped at landfill’

Partial remains of some victims of the September 11 attacks were dumped in a landfill, the Pentagon revealed for the first time, issuing a report that exposed years of bungling at the US military’s most important mortuary. The portions of remains that ended up at a landfill came from the…

Pennsylvania poised to enact most restrictive abortion law of 2012

Even as the transvaginal ultrasound bill in Virginia was causing national outrage, Pennsylvania conservatives were quietly pushing a even more restrictive abortion bill. The legislation is designed with so many difficult and differing restrictions that long-time abortion policy analyst Elizabeth Nash at the Guttmacher Institute told Raw Story, “I’ve never…

Pennsylvania General Assembly names 2012 ‘the year of the Bible’

The Pennsylvania General Assembly this week passed a non-binding resolution that declares 2012 as “the year of the Bible.” “As not only Pennsylvania, but the United States, continues to face great tests and challenges, House Resolution 535 serves as a reminder that we must look to our faith in God…

Sandusky confirms gifts to boys

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, charged with sexual abuse involving eight boys over 15 years, says his superiors did not confront him with the alleged misconduct. In his most extensive interview since the scandal surfaced, Sandusky told The New York Times he gave money and gifts to…

Swing states, Final Round: Ohio and Pennsylvania

Final two swing state music round-ups as we go into liveblogging. What’s round on the ends and high in the middle? OH-HI-OH! I’m wearing my Devo shirt to send good vibes to Ohio voters so they elect Obama. Ween is from New Hope, Pennsylvania. Here they are with a tribute…

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