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A street in Pittsburgh demonstrates Pennsylvania’s political divide
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A street in Pittsburgh demonstrates Pennsylvania’s political divide

There are few places in Pennsylvania where the divide between Democrats and Republicans this election is more evident than on Tropical Avenue in the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh.The street is lined with brick houses and well-manicured lawns. In six lawns on one side of the street are signs for Republicans, like Senate candidate Mehmet Oz. And on the other side are all signs for Democrats, such as Oz's opponent, John Fetterman.According to several neighbors, the war of political signs started with Jim Gaetano in 2016. Gaetano bought the house he grew up in 12 years ago when his parents' health was failing. The neighborhood has always been a Democratic stronghold, he said. But in 2016, he became disenchanted with what he saw as the over-polici...
Biden returns to Pittsburgh to see new construction on bridge that collapsed earlier this year
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Biden returns to Pittsburgh to see new construction on bridge that collapsed earlier this year

The Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh became a symbol of the country's troubled infrastructure, collapsing into a ravine earlier this year, hours before President Biden visited the city. At the time, Mr. Biden detoured to survey the scene, where vehicles were stranded on shards of roadway and several people were injured, and pledged that help was on the way. On Thursday, the Democratic president returned to the bridge in hopes of turning it into a symbol of success for his administration.  US President Joe Biden speaks about the rebuilding the nation's infrastructure at the Fern Hallow Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 20, 2022. - The bridge carrying Forbes Avenue through Frick Park, collapsed early on January 28, 2022, hours before Biden was due for a P...
Senators who suffered strokes urge public to prioritize wellness: “You’ve got to look out for your health”
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Senators who suffered strokes urge public to prioritize wellness: “You’ve got to look out for your health”

Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman is scheduled to make his return to the campaign trail for the first time since suffering a stroke in May. His circumstance has sparked a conversation with other lawmakers who've also had strokes about the pressures of working in today's fiercely partisan and divided field. "We do have very stressful jobs," Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland told CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane. "We're running in a million different directions."On May 15, Van Hollen announced that he suffered a "minor stroke" while delivering a speech.  "I felt lightheaded," he recalled. "I had a pain in my neck and my ears were popping." Doctors later found a tear in one of Van Hollen's veins in the back of hi...
Now back on trail, Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman admits his “life could have ended”
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Now back on trail, Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman admits his “life could have ended”

Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman takes photos with supporters following a rally at the Bayfront Convention Center on August 12, 2022 in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Nate Smallwood/Getty Images Erie, Penn. – John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, returned to the campaign trail in-person Friday night for the first time since he suffered from a stroke days ahead of the primary three months ago.  "Three months ago my life could have ended. It's the truth," Fetterman said to the packed room in Erie. "But I'm so grateful to be here tonight with all of you."Fetterman, who currently is Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor, has been carrying out h...