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Pa. ending computer system contract with IBM

Gov. Tom Corbett's state Department of Labor and Industry is ending a multi-year contract with IBM Corp. to modernize Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation computer system after dedicating close to $170 million to the project. Full story

William Scranton, former Pa. governor, dies at 96

   The former Pennsylvania governor, who also served as a UN ambassador, lived outside the city that bore his family name. He died Sunday in Montecito, Calif. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Mold in leaky roof closes E. Pa. turnpike plaza

A Pennsylvania Turnpike plaza in eastern Pennsylvania has been closed because mold was detected after leaks in the roof were found. Full story

Head of Marcellus Shale Coalition stepping down

The head of Pennsylvania's leading natural gas industry group said Friday that she'll be stepping down this fall. Full story

Brazilian group seeks Pa. expertise on shale gas

With the discovery of shale gas reserves in Brazil and plans to auction drilling rights there, a delegation is visiting Pennsylvania to see how its drilling boom has turned the state into one of the leading natural gas producers in the U.S. Full story

Kane won’t defend challenge to Pennsylvania same-sex marriage ban

   Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane joins Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss her refusal to defend the state law banning same-sex marriage and shares her thoughts on the voter ID law.

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  Pennsylvania official sees marriage equality in state constitution

Bruce Hanes, Register of Wills in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, talks with Rachel Maddow about why he feels his allegiance to the constitution of the state of Pennsylvania compels him to grant marriage licenses to same sex couples.

  Penn. Gov. Tom Corbett not even very popular in his own party

The National Journal reported this week that state Republicans in Pennsylvania are "looking to push out their Governor" after his first term, possibly not even giving him a chance in a re-election fight next year. Steve Kornacki’s panelists discuss.

  Another reminder of the need for VRA protections

Melissa Harris-Perry talks about a 93-year-old Philadelphia woman who is one of hundreds of thousands of people in the state of Pennsylvania who don't have the documents that -- according to the state's voter ID law -- a person must have in order to vote. The panel discusses the law as it goes on tr

  PA GOP leader admits Voter ID is for Democratic vote suppression

Rachel Maddow shares video of Pennsylvania Republican Party chairman, Rob Gleason, boasting about the effectiveness of voter I.D. at reducing the margin of victory for President Obama in that state in the 2012 election.

  Judge will hear arguments on Wisconsin abortion bill

A federal judge is set to consider fast-tracked legislation signed into law by Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker earlier in the month. The law requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, but a judge issued a temporary restraining order last week after Planned

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Federal (Union) soldiers fry bacon during re-enactment activities recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War battle in Gettysburg Pennsylvania
Federal (Union) soldiers fry bacon during re-enactment activities recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War battle in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

Federal soldiers fry bacon on camp stoves during re-enactment activities July 7, 2013, recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Gettysburg officials are expecting 250,000 visitors to visit the small south-central Pennsylvania borough of about 7,700

Federal (Union) 28th New York Volunteers conduct early morning drills during re-enactment activities recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War battle in Gettysburg Pennsylvania
Federal (Union) 28th New York Volunteers conduct early morning drills during re-enactment activities recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War battle in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

The Federal 28th New York Volunteers conduct early morning drills during re-enactment activities July 7, 2013, recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Gettysburg officials are expecting 250,000 visitors to visit the small south-central Pennsylvani

Federal (Union) soldiers talk as the camp wakes up during re-enactment activities recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War battle in Gettysburg Pennsylvania
Federal (Union) soldiers talk as the camp wakes up during re-enactment activities recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War battle in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

Federal soldiers talk as the camp wakes up during re-enactment activities July 7, 2013, recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Gettysburg officials are expecting 250,000 visitors to visit the small south-central Pennsylvania borough of about 7,70