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This undated handout photo provided by The Kennedy Center shows the Little Dancer Company visit to the "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen" sculpture by Edgar Degas, at the National Gallery of in Art in Washington. “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen,” a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical debuting on the Kennedy Center stage in Washington. The new $7 million production opening for previews Saturday is the brainchild of playwright and lyricist Lynn Ahrens, composer Stephen Flaherty and director and choreographer Susan Stroman. The show was born out of a love of dance and their shared interest in one of the most important sculptures at the National Gallery of Art that depicts a defiant 14-year-old dancer who posed for Degas.  (AP Photo/The Kennedy Center)
'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DCNew musical 'Little Dancer' inspired by famous Degas sculpture readies for debut in Washington
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A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team walks past a gate on Parliament hill in Ottawa Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Emergency responders are still on the scene as paramedics performed CPR on the soldier before he was taken away by ambulance.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not sonMother of Canada shooting suspect tells AP: I'm crying for victims, not for my son
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In this May 15, 2014 photo, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 takes off from Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Southwest Airlines reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Southwest Airlines 3Q profit rises 27 percentSouthwest rides increase in passenger traffic and lower fuel costs to $329 million profit
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FILE - In this  Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Father David Rider, right, and father John Gibson take their shoes off after dancing before an interview with the Associated press at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. The Rev. David Rider of Hyde Park, New York and the Rev. John Gibson of Milwaukee first shot to Internet fame when they were filmed during a fund-raiser at the North American College, the elite American seminary just up the hill from the Vatican. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
Dancing priests become Internet sensationDancing priests become Internet sensation as singing nun releases first album
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Delta planes clip wings at Minnesota airportDelta planes clip wings while preparing to leave Minnesota airport, return to gates
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FILE - This Jan. 26, 2010 file photo shows the 3M Co. logo on some of the company's products, in Philadelphia. 3M reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
3M 3rd-quarter net income up 6 percentPost-it maker 3M's 3rd quarter net income rises 6 percent on higher revenue across divisions
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FILE -  In this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, the parents of Sahra Ali Mehenni : Kamel Ali Mehenni, left, and  Severine Ali Mehenni, pose for a picture in their living room in Lezignan Corbieres, southern France.  At age 17, Sahra Ali Mehenni went so far as to ask her mother to get her a passport, saying she wanted her paperwork in order before she reached adulthood. When she left for Syria on March 11, departing from the Marseille airport just as the teen boy did, she took her burgundy-bound passport and nobody stopped her before she boarded the flight to Istanbul. (AP Photo/Fred Scheiber, File)
For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamlessFor teens with passports, travel to Syria _ or anywhere else _ can be surprisingly easy
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This Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, photo shows the apartment building in Aurora, Colo., which police say is the home of two of the three teenage girls who, according to U.S. authorities, were en route to join the Islamic State group in Syria when they were stopped at an airport in Germany. The two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend were stopped at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, after the U.S. informed authorities at the airport about the girls arriving alone and headed to Turkey en route to Syria. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Girls' journey renews fears of terror recruitingOfficial: Colorado girls urged to travel to Syria, renewing fears of online terror recruiting
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Flyers for candidates are distributed ahead of the parliament elections in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Ukraine's parliament elections are scheduled for Sunday Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliamentUkraine pins hopes for prosperous future on clearing out its brawling parliament
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  • Dean accused of sex with student claims alibi

    Stephen Stahl, the suspended dean of students for Coughlin High School, claims to have an alibi to allegations he had sex with a student a decade ago inside a classroom closet. At the time prosecutors say the incident occurred, Stahl was at a viewing at a Hunlock Creek funeral home, according to documents filed Wednesday by his defense attorney. The Citizens' Voice, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 07:00 AM
  • Police arrest one of three suspects in Pittston stabbing

    The stabbing, which occurred at about 8 p.m. Friday on Tomato Festival Drive, resulted from a dispute over access to an ATM that grew into a wild melee, according to Pittston police. Two victims were treated and released from Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, police said. The Citizens' Voice, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 04:30 AM
  • Wilkes-Barre police arrest man on charges he sexually assaulted young girl

    Luis Antonio Perez, 20, of Holland Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned Wednesday by District Judge Martin Kane on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and indecent exposure. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail. The Times Leader, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 02:53 PM
  • Inmate sentenced for stabbing correctional officer denied appeal

    The state Superior Court has denied a challenge by a state inmate who appealed his two-to-four year prison sentence for stabbing a correctional officer when housed at the State Correctional Institution at Retreat in Newport Township. Despite Hector Vargas-Torres, 37, being sentenced by Luzerne County Judge Michael Vough on Feb. 6, he won't begin serving his punishment until June 17, 2015, when he completes a one-to-five year sentence imposed by a Berks County judge in June 2010 on charges of resisting arrest and disarming a law enforcement officer. The Times Leader, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 09:22 AM
  • Attempted Armed Robbery in Luzerne County

    Officers say Marshall Dyer from Edwardsville was one of two men who held up Plains Meat Market in Plains Township Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said the other crook used a box cutter to threaten the owner and demand money. WNEP-TV Moosic, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 07:33 AM
  • Armed robbery reported at Plains Meat Market

    Police captured one suspect and are searching for another after an attempted armed robbery at the Plains Meat Market late Tuesday afternoon. Plains Township police responded to an attempted robbery call at the meat market at 4:50 p.m. The owner told police that two men attempted to rob the store; one of the men held a box cutter against the store owner's side and demanded he open the cash register, police said. The Citizens' Voice, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 04:03 AM
  • Prison installing razor ribbon at minimal offenders building

    MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Workers from FenceONE Fence Solutions work on the perimiter fence of the LCCf Minimal Offenders buidling Wednesday. MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Workers from FenceONE Fence Solutions work on the perimiter fence of the LCCf Minimal Offenders buidling Wednesday. The Citizens' Voice, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 04:30 AM
  • Medical marijuana debate making its way to King's College, Wilkes-Barre

    "To that extent, I don't care what the substance. I'm 100 percent behind whatever helps them," he said. The Times Leader, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 11:48 PM
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