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 “They knew I wanted to do this,” said Andy Pugh, who returned from Sierra Leone on Dec. 15.
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“They knew I wanted to do this,” said Andy Pugh, who returned from Sierra Leone on Dec. 15.

Squirrel Hill aid worker helped manage Ebola response in Sierra Leone

Andy Pugh managed a child protection program and then an Ebola treatment center.


 Tom Frieden, far left, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies at an October hearing, which examined the government’s response to contain Ebola, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Ebola exposure feared in mistake at CDC lab

The error occurred Monday when a high-security lab in Atlanta sent samples that should have been inactivated to another CDC laboratory.



 The Fifth Avenue Place headquarters of Highmark and the U.S. Steel Tower offices of UPMC are seen in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Binding arbitration for UPMC, Highmark

The UPMC-Highmark in-network contract expires Dec. 31.



FDA lifting lifetime ban on gay blood donors

The Food and Drug Adminstration is advocating that the prohibition apply only to those sexually active within the last year.


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Peacekeepers leaving Darfur despite surge in violence

The move comes even though new fighting there has chased more people from their homes this year than during any other in the past decade.



Chinese hit back against a foreign intrusion — Christmas

As fervor for the trappings of Western-style Christmas enveloped this nation, the defenders of traditional Chinese culture have fought back.


 
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Philadelphia transit officers help mother deliver baby on train

The officers coached the woman through the delivery, unwrapped the umbilical cord from the baby’s neck and placed the boy in her arms.



A quarter-century of greeting cards success, and more, for Kathy Davis

More than 400 million of Kathy Davis’ greeting cards have sold. Lately, that amounts to $100 million in annual sales.


 

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Perry on Politics: The problem with 'The Interview'

  Dennis Lavalle holds a ticket and a poster of the film "The Interview" starring actors Seth Rogen and James Franco as he


Christmas Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Studio Lambert/CBS One more work day before there are Christmas morning mimosas. In the meantime, here's your breakfast sausage.



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