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 Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and Democrat Tom Wolf shake hands at the end of a gubernatorial debate Sept. 22 in Hershey, Pa.
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Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and Democrat Tom Wolf shake hands at the end of a gubernatorial debate Sept. 22 in Hershey, Pa.

Sparks fly at second Corbett, Wolf campaign debate

Both argue over taxes and school funding during the one-hour “Breakfast with the Candidates” event.


 T.J. Lane, the suspect in the shooting of five students at the high school in Chardon, Ohio, wears a bulletproof vest as he is escorted Tuesday from juvenile court.

Educators, experts told vigilance key in preventing violent attacks in schools

“I got a lot of letters saying why are you doing this to our kids. This is never going to happen here. But it did,” one official said.



CMU, Pitt receive grants to pick people’s brains

Carnegie Mellon University receives a $5 million BrainHub grant while the University of Pittsburgh studies traumatic brain injury.



 A police car drives past the entrance to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday. A patient in the hospital has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation.

Officials: Man in Dallas with Ebola initially sent home with antibiotics

The man, whose name wasn’t released, is the first case of the deadly viral infection to be diagnosed outside of Africa.


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1st case of Ebola found in U.S.

First case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States is found in Dallas in man who flew in from Liberia.



Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

Secret Service director admits failures during intense House questioning.


 

World


Iraqi Kurds win major victory at Syrian border, gain Sunni aid

Iraq’s Kurdish peshmerga forces retake control of the Syria border crossing at Rabia from Islamic State militants.



Hong Kong simmers as its leader celebrates

Hong Kong chief executive refuses to meet pro-democracy protesters as ceremony marking China’s National Day begins.


 
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Good reads and special projects

 Early fans waving tickets at the Civic Arena on the day of the Beatles concert on Sept. 14, 1964.
* The Beatles in the 'Burgh in 1964: Beatlemania in Pittsburgh

* Refugees: A journey from Nepal to Pittsburgh

* Poor Health: How low-income urban Americans struggle to get access to healthcare

*The Digs: Explore Pittsburgh history in photos

*Building The Tower at PNC Plaza: An inside look

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Vermont college invites convicted killer Abu-Jamal to address students

Mumia Abu-Jamal is serving a life term for the 1981 killing of Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner.



Convicted murderer gets a 'chance' at some life

Man originally sentenced to life without parole will now be eligible for parole after 34 years.


 

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If you don't want to miss out on voting in this year's gubernatorial election, you've got a week from today to make sure you're


Polls: Wolf maintains lead, GOP lines up behind Corbett

Gov. Tom Corbett and his wife Susan announce a $5 million Economic Growth Initiative Grant for Point Park University last week.



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