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Maliki’s party in search of alternative candidate to lead Iraq

The prime minister of eight years is feeling pressure from multiple fronts.

about 4 hours ago


 A man reads a newspaper on a Lagos street with the headline Ebola Virus kills Liberian in Lagos.

Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

Officials fearful of the virus outbreak spreading to Nigeria.

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Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe, U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions

U.S. also says rockets were fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine.

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Dozens killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

France on Sunday called for its nationals to evacuate the country.

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China’s navy shows off massage techniques in soft-power display

The vessel is part of the Rim of the Pacific exercise of Hawaii.

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Tentative deal reached on VA reform

House and Senate leaders’ plan calls for more clinics, doctors and nurse.

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Nation briefs: Salmonella trial to begin in Ga.

PLUS: Phila. hospital shooting; Lightning strike kills 1; Spider-Man fights police.

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 Costumed characters walk outside of the convention center on at the Comic-Con International Convention on Thursday in San Diego.

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

One group is pushing the convention to adopt a formal anti-harassment policy.

about 4 hours ago


Texas senator expects U.S. House to pass 'skinnied-down' border bill

Democrats and Republicans weigh how much of President Barack Obama’s supplemental request to allocate.

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California governor hoping to get Mexico to grow green

Jerry Brown will lead a group of more than 100 lawmakers, administration officials, lobbyists and business leaders this week.

about 4 hours ago


World briefs: Militants hit Cameroon

PLUS: Air Algerie black boxes sent to Paris; Costa Concordia’s journey ends; Norway threat reduced; Catalan leader confesses.

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 Dr. Jeannette South-Paul with Myrtis Henderson, 47, of the South Side during a regular checkup at the Matilda Theiss Health Center in the Hill District. Dr. Jeannette South-Paul, a professor of family medicine, helped expand the clinic in 2002.

Access to specialty health care out of reach of many

Specialty care remains out of reach for many low-income patients.

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Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Pittsburghers, why are you so unhappy?

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, you are miserable.

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Obituary: Bel Kaufman / Told what school was really like

Bel Kaufman’s best-seller “Up the Down Staircase” has sold more than 6 million copies.

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Budget worries halt plans

Gov. Corbett cited the gap in revenue projections earlier this month when he vetoed $65 million in funding for the General Assembly and $7.

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Pittsburgh Region education cut leaves void in mentoring

The Delany Scholars Program, a district initiative that provided mentoring and academic help, ended last month when funding ran out.

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 Actors dressed as Russian soldiers re-enact the 1914 Battle of Tannenberg Sunday in Szkotowo, Poland, marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I.

Changing times draw scant notice to WWI milepost

American students don‘‍t know much about World War I even though teachers are trying.

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Obituary: Robert Roe / Congressman who led passage of transportation law

He also had a legislative interest in the environment and clean water.

about 4 hours ago


Luzerne County woman dies in house fire

A house fire in Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania has claimed the life of a 65-year-old woman.

about 5 hours ago


 Ron Tomalis

Role remains ambiguous for Tom Corbett's higher education adviser, Ron Tomalis

The governor's adviser on higher education keeps a low profile and an open schedule.

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World briefs: Rocket kills children in Egypt

Plus: Turkish police arrested; Black boxes found in Mali; Tunisian soldiers killed; Pope slams mafia again; Unrest in Nigeria

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If voter turnout is key, why is it so low?

In 15 of the 25 states with statewide primaries, turnout was the lowest ever.

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Israel extending truce to late today

The extended pause was to last until midnight today.

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U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated as militias do battle

About 150 U.S. personnel were taken to safety in neighboring Tunisia.

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Arizona execution sparks debate on methodology

Many proponents reject the idea a few minutes or hours of suffering by a criminal who caused great suffering to others should spur changes.

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U.S. weighs sharing Ukraine data

The question of what kind of intelligence support to give Ukraine has become part of a White House debate about how to confront Putin

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Taliban offensive is raising doubts about Afghan forces

Doubt has been cast on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the U.S. moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops.

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 “Doc McStuffins” is a series about a 6-year-old African-American girl who runs and operates a clinic for broken toys and stuffed animals. “The kids who are of color see her as an African-American girl, and that’s really big for them,” says Chris Nee, the creator of Doc McStuffins. “And I think a lot of other kids don’t see her color, and that’s wonderful, as well.”

Race in Toyland: A nonwhite doll crosses over

The popularity of Doc McStuffins reflects, in part, the country's changing consumer demographics, experts say.

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National briefs: Kurdish oil approaches U.S.

PLUS: Carjack suspects at large; guns found at suspect's home; Goldman Sachs nears deal; Nissan recalls airbags; study: basin heavily used.

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Death in Nigeria shows Ebola can spread by air travel

A Liberian government consultant arrived Tuesday in Lagos and died Friday.

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 The Rev. William Paxton Arnott

Obituary: Rev. William Paxton Arnott / Trafford pastor spearheaded church's resurgence

He grew the church from about 300 members in 1979 to about 550 members by the time he retired in 1997.

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The politics of the climate change debate

Retired rear navy admiral urges action on climate change.

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Could the mammoth make a comeback?

Woolly mammoth genes could allow Asian elephants to live in tundras, preserve permafrost, prevent extinction and counter climate change.

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Don't like spiders? They help us, so think again

Without spiders, all of our crops would be consumed by pests.

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Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia.

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Getting from Gaza to Israel, by going underground

The Israeli military said the focus of its ground operations in Gaza is to destroy the labyrinth of tunnels.

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Transportation services ease burdens in seeking care

Primary Health clinic offers a van service to patients who can’t afford transportation to appointments.

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 Carrying the patient files of every person they'd seen that day, Dr. Bill Markle and his wife, RN Mary Markle, leave the 9th Street Free Clinic in McKeesport on June 5, 2014.  The pair always review each file once again upon arriving home.

Despite Affordable Care Act, McKeesport free clinic still in demand

Patient needs are great at the all-volunteer 9th Street Free Clinic in McKeesport.

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 Nathan Hite, a former McKeesport firefighter experiencing shoulder and hip pain, steps outside while waiting to be seen at the 9th Street Free Clinic in McKeesport.

Poor Health: A frayed safety net

As hospitals close, patients and health advocates say the region's poor have been left behind.

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 Wilford Payne.

Why Wilford Payne is known as the Johnny Appleseed of local health centers

Wilford Payne has long advocated for health care for underserved populations.

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 Demonstrators with Save Our Community Hospitals staged a memorial service outside the partially demolished UPMC Braddock Hospital in March 2011. The medical giant shuttered the facility despite widespread community protest.

A tale of two hospital closures: Braddock and East Cleveland

UPMC shut down Braddock hospital in 2010; Cleveland Clinic shuttered Huron Hospital in 2011. The results in each community have not been

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Scranton police seek man in rape of girl, 14

Scranton detectives seek a man who traveled to Scranton from Tennessee to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook.

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Israel agrees to 12-hour 'pause' but reject's U.S. truce terms

Palestinian protests spread across West Bank, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry fails to win lasting halt to Gaza fighting.

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Report on ‘torture’ kept out of reach

Former CIA officials told they could read it, but then told they couldn’t.

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Russia increases cross-border intervention, Ukraine and U.S. say

Moscow’s intent appears to be to reverse gains by Kiev’s forces in rebel-held territory.

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 Armed police patrol at the Central railway station in Oslo, Norway, because of a possible terror attack by jihadists returning from Syria on Friday, the day after the country stepped up security.

Norwegian officials warn of terror attack prospect

Police on high alert because of intelligence about threat of jihadists returning there from Syria war.

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Peace Corp worker's death spurs queries about its medical services

China volunteer became brain-dead after acute gastrointestinal illness, but local care may have faltered.

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 Attorney Jonathan Schochor walks into his office in Baltimore in an undated photo. Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women’s bodies in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck, lawyers said Monday, July 21. 2014. “All of these women were brutalized by this,” said the women’s lead attorney, Jonathan Schochor. “Some of these women needed counseling, they were sleepless, they were dysfunctional in the workplace, they were dysfunctional at home, they were dysfunctional with their mates. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)

Pelvic-picture victims must share trauma to win compensation

Settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System requires patients photographed during exams to describe the damage they’ve suffered.

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House vote would expand child tax credit to more middle-income families

Democrats and White House contend that bill’s provisions would provide aid higher-income families at the expense of the poorest ones.

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Executive action on immigration may provoke GOP impeachment bid, White House says

Presidential action on broad reforms later this summer will shape immigration policy for years, aide says.

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