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 At Albert Schweitzer Hopital in Haiti, Marie Roline Castor Roline prepares to lead a morning education session with patients as they wait to be seen at the Deschapelles dispensary.
At Albert Schweitzer Hopital in Haiti, Marie Roline Castor Roline prepares to lead a morning education session with patients as they wait to be seen at the Deschapelles dispensary.

Haiti's Hopital Albert Schweitzer strives to be an 'engine of care'

Changes are afoot at Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti as it moves toward the long-term goal: having the hospital administered by Haitians.


 Kindergarten teacher Lindsay McKee, right, helps her new students get acquainted by asking them to match uppercase and lowercase letters at Cornell Schools' Kindergarten Boot Camp three weeks before school was to begin. The staff and students all wore camouflage shirts.

School districts struggle to decide how small is too small

Small school districts struggle to provide upper-level classes but some parents say the small size allows more student involvement.



Work on I-79 kicks on in the north and south

Work on I-70 in Marshall kicks into high gear this week.



 BabyBackups, a new product created by Steve and Megan DeFrancesco, are hypoallergenic, absorbent wedge shaped pads that easily attach to any diaper brand, stopping any spillage from the diaper.

Franklin Park couple come up with solution to 'diaper disasters'

Megan and Steve DeFrancesco have invented “Baby Backups” to help parents avoid those messy diaper blowouts.


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Nude celebrity hack may be iCloud Breach in run-up to new iPhone

The FBI said it is investigating the allegations regarding photos of Jennifer Lawrence, among others.



Chris Christie’s trip to Mexico doubles as a foreign policy test

The New Jersey governor is seeking to boost his understanding of global affairs.


 

World


NATO to create a rapid-response force for eastern Europe, officials say

President Barack Obama is heading to the region this week ahead of a meeting with alliance members.



Tiny islands may hold key to Scotland’s independence

But in the Shetland Islands, residents have a seemingly ambiguous and largely hidden reaction to Scotland’s referendum.


 
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Holiday closings for Labor Day

All City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, state and federal offices and courts are closed today for the Labor Day holiday.



Sweeping changes to Act 47 proposed in Harrisburg

State legislators are looking to change the program to help towns in financial distress, mainly by setting time limits for the designation.


 

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New poll: Wolf edges ahead

Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf in Pittsburgh Aug. 8, 2014. (John Heller/Post-Gazette) Gov. Tom Corbett has


Biden heads to Pittsburgh

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pittsburgh Thursday for a private fund-raising event. An official of the Democratic National



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