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Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

Mon, 2014-08-18 23:38

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together for decades. But tensions have prompted a split and uncertainty in Pittsburgh's health care market.

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Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

Mon, 2014-08-18 23:36

Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

Mon, 2014-08-18 23:34

Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.

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Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

Mon, 2014-08-18 21:53

Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo died Monday in Tucson, Ariz. He also was the announcer for the original versions of the game shows The Price is Right and Jeopardy.

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U.S. Says Syria's Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

Mon, 2014-08-18 19:59

President Obama said it was an important step in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, but added that Syria must still destroy its other weapons production facilities.

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Cease-Fire In Gaza Reportedly Extended 24 Hours

Mon, 2014-08-18 16:37

The previous cease-fire lasted five days and expired at midnight. Unlike other deal extensions, there have been no reports of rockets fired or Israeli action. Talks continue with mediators in Egypt.

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Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:12

Using a new technology, scientists have created a vaccine for an emerging mosquito-borne virus. The vaccine was safe and produced some degree of immunity in a preliminary study.

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How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

Mon, 2014-08-18 13:21

Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries — but most won't.

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Ferguson Police Use Tear Gas, Flash Grenades To Disperse Protesters

Mon, 2014-08-18 13:16

Protests escalated Monday night as police tried to push back demonstrators who defied orders to disperse. Attorney General Eric Holders will travel to the Missouri city on Wednesday.

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One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery

Mon, 2014-08-18 13:15

This third-largest wildfire in California's history struck the area near Yosemite National Park. Since then, controversy has broken out over whether to log the trees and replant seedlings.

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Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions

Mon, 2014-08-18 13:11

While agreements with 10 more unions need to be reached by Tuesday night, the deal struck with two of the Met's major unions represents a major turning point in a bitter dispute.

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Embattled Yazidis Say They Are Now Enduring Atrocity No. 74

Mon, 2014-08-18 13:10

The Yazidis are a small religious minority and have faced persecution again and again over the centuries. Some say it is now time to leave Iraq for good.

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An Account Of The Ferguson Shooting, From The Man Standing Beside Brown

Mon, 2014-08-18 13:09

Dorian Johnson was with Michael Brown on the night that he was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo. Freeman Bosley, Johnson's attorney and a former mayor of St. Louis, speaks about the situation.

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Amid Continued Chaos In Ferguson, A Second Autopsy Is Released

Mon, 2014-08-18 13:02

Requested by the family, a preliminary, independent autopsy has found that Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot six times by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

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More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:37

Women have been moving for their husbands' jobs for decades. But today, more men are following in their partners' footsteps — and grappling with the implications for their own careers.

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Obama Suspends Summer Vacation To Debrief On Issues At Home And Abroad

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:16

President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.

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The Designs Behind Airstrikes — And The Damage They've Dealt

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:16

As U.S. deputy commander in Iraq until January 2011, Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero oversaw targeting for airstrikes during 17 months of the troop surge there. He tells Robert Siegel that for such strikes to be effective, they must be one part of a larger, overarching strategy.

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Hit Hard By Ebola, Liberia Now Has A Third Treatment Center

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:16

Men, women and children began lining up hours before the new facility opened — only the third Ebola treatment center in a country where the virus is spreading with alarming speed.

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Ebola Hotspot Opens A New Treatment Center

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:16

The Ebola outbreak has been spreading through Liberia with alarming speed, yet for weeks there have been only two places in the whole country where people infected with the virus could get medical care. Doctors Without Borders just opened a third facility.

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What Washington Can, And Can't, Do In Ferguson

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:16

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited the White House to brief President Obama on the latest federal response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo. FBI agents are set to finish canvassing for witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown, and more federal peacemakers will arrive to try to ease tensions.

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