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This is WESA Arts, a weekly newsletter by Bill O’Driscoll providing in-depth reporting about the Pittsburgh area art scene. Sign up here to get it every Wednesday afternoon. On the list of only-in-Pittsburgh theater events, seeing an August Wilson play in the backyard of Wilson’s childhood home sits pretty high. Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Co. has staged […]

A person walks past the U.S. Capitol building at sunset as the Republican-controlled House of Representatives reconvenes on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2023. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about infrastructure jobs and job training in broadband, construction, and manufacturing following the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 2, 2022. REUTERS/Leah… Read more Aug […]

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, on Sunday defended the tentative U.S. deal to free Americans from Iran and referred to it as “not a bounty.” The U.S. is attempting to bring home five detained Americans in Iran through a deal involving the release of $6 billion. The […]

US President told political fundraiser that China was ‘in trouble’ due to internal economic and social tensions. US President Joe Biden’s comment about China being a “ticking time bomb” referred to internal economic and social tensions that could have an effect on how Beijing interacts with the world, a White House official has clarified. Biden […]

Rep. Eli Crane, R-Ariz. referred to Black people as “colored people” Thursday in floor debate over his proposed amendment to an annual defense policy bill, prompting a stern rebuke from the former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. “My amendment has nothing to do with whether or not colored people or Black people or anybody . . .

Last year, while Whitney Buehler was in Croatia on her honeymoon, the back of her mind was home in Atlanta gearing up for a summer of house hunting. Ms. Buehler, 25, and her husband, Joey, 27, didn’t like renting, and had discussed the idea of buying a home for two years before getting married. Throughout […]

Seventy–five years ago, the United States Armed Forces were desegregated, a decision that followed years of tumultuous racial conflict and several domestic and international wars. Black service members have long fought for their rights at home by fighting battles abroad to secure equality. Though the sentiment is honorable, historically, they rarely reaped the benefits of […]

Maine farmers, food security advocates and others are expected to testify Monday afternoon at a U.S. congressional field hearing in Freeport. Their testimony will help the House Agriculture Committee write a new Farm Bill, which sets policy on everything from supplemental nutrition assistance and food prices, to land conservation, broadband and rural housing. Democratic U.S. […]

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – The White House on Friday revised its fiscal 2023 U.S. budget deficit forecast to $1.543 trillion, a decrease of $26 billion from its March budget forecast, due largely to a major reduction in outlays after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. The Office […]

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