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A slice of Pennsylvania politics at the Capitol building

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The ninth annual George F. Hempt Memorial MS Polo Match took place at the Hempt Farm Polo Field in Silver Spring Township on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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First-year Penn State College of Medicine medical students receive their first medical coats during a white coat ceremony held at Hershey Lodge on Friday, August 1, 2014. The students also recited “an oath for our medical journey” that was written specifically for their class of 2018.

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Penn State Senior Elite Camp III at Lasch Football Complex in State College, July 19, 2014.

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Scenes from the first day of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire in Manheim on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

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"The 4-year-old girl, who reaches just past her father’s knee, can’t stop smiling on a warm, Sunday afternoon. She giggles while blowing bubbles at her parents, stopping every few seconds to tug at her floral-printed dress and talk about Disney princesses and her freshly painted pink fingernails.

She’s talkative, inquisitive and thoughtful as she alternates between patting her mother’s head and grabbing at the collared shirt of her father, Devon Still, the defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals.

The “selfie queen,” as her parents call her, pulls out her iPad and is holding an impromptu photo shoot next to the couch. In a lot of ways Leah Still is a normal 4-year-old-girl. On days like Sunday she’s running around the house not acting like a stage-four cancer patient whose 50 percent chance of survival has turned her parents’ world upside down…”

Read the rest of Audrey Synder’s beautiful story here
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Summer begins on the South Jersey Shore

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Milton Hershey and Steelton-Highspire High School graduations from earlier this summer.

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The fourth annual Tri4Kids triathlon took place at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Park in Mechanicsburg on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The friendly competition was open to all students aged 5-18 and included swimming, biking and running. Race distances varied by age group. Medals were awarded to the top three boys and girls in each age group.

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Four-year-old Adelyn Richael of Middletown looks at the “really big” horses with her teacher Jamie Fulmer before the start of the Budweiser Clydesdales parade down Main Street in Hummelstown on June, 16 2014.

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