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July 15, 2013

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday.

VOTER ID TRIAL SET TO BEGIN IN HARRISBURG

Opponents led by the American Civil Liberties Union will try to convince the Commonwealth Court that a law requiring voters to confirm their identity with a driver's license or other photo ID card discriminates against some groups. Those who favor the law say it's a common-sense way to ensure that no more than one vote is cast per person.

YIPPEE KYE AY!

The city of Harrisburg is auctioning off thousands of Old West artifacts collected for a museum that never got off the ground. Instead, officials are hoping any money raised will help save the cash-strapped city from bankruptcy.

TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO REACH THE 90S AGAIN TODAY, AND FOR MUCH OF THE REST OF THE WEEK

An excessive heat warning is in effect for Philadelphia and surrounding counties. Temperatures expected to reach the mid-90s will couple with a dew point around 70 that will make it feel like it's about 100 degrees outside. Similar temperatures are expected across much of the state.

TOP O' THE SEASON TO YOU

Penn State will open its 2014 football season against the University of Central Florida in Ireland, the first international game for either team. Officials from both schools and the Gaelic Athletic Association say the game will be played at Croke Park in Dublin on Aug. 30, 2014, and will air on ESPN2.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES SENDING FIVE PLAYERS TO ALL-STAR GAME FOR FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN 40 YEARS

Now that reliever Mark Melancon has been named as an injury replacement, the Pirates will have five players on the National League All-Star team for the first time since 1972. That's when Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Steve Blass, Al Oliver and Manny Sanguillen represented the defending World Series champions at the game.

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