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5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania

November 25, 2014

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday:

HUNDREDS MARCH IN PHILADELPHIA AFTER FERGUSON GRAND JURY DECISION

Monday night’s protest was loud but peaceful as police were on hand to keep order. About 50 people protested a few hours before the decision was even announced in Pittsburgh, correctly predicting that a grand jury would not find enough evidence to indict a white officer in the shooting of an 18-year-old black man in the Missouri town in August.

PHILADELPHIA ARCHIBISHOP SAYS POPE’S VISIT WOULD FUEL ‘REBIRTH’

Archbishop Charles Chaput says the pope’s visit for the World Meeting of Families next year could be a blessing for the archdiocese, which has been dogged by scandals, including one involving the first U.S. church official charged with mishandling abuse complaints against clergy.

UNITED STATES STEEL BUILDING NEW HEADQUARTERS ON FORMER PITTSBURGH PENGUINS’ ARENA SITE

Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi said the new headquarters will open by September 2017, by which time the company’s 50-year lease will expire at the 64-story U.S. Steel Tower downtown, the city’s tallest building. U.S. Steel will have an 18-year lease at the new location, with an option to extend it.

PHILADELPHIA ONE OF THREE FINALISTS FOR DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN 2016

The Democratic National Committee has chosen Columbus, Ohio and Brooklyn as its other two finalists. Philadelphia hosted the Republican convention in 2000.

GOOD GRIEF: READING’S UGLY TREE GETTING THE CHARLIE BROWN TREATMENT

Reading’s City Council president had ordered the removal of the spindly spruce after residents said it was ruining their holiday spirit. The 50-foot tree was supposed to be replaced by a more impressive tree. But now local officials appear determined to make the most of the “ugly” tree, inspiring comparisons to the plot of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

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