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Pittsburgh Man Heading To West Africa To Help With Ebola Crisis

For Andy Pugh, of Squirrel Hill, the check-up is routine, but the purpose is anything but.

10/16/2014

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Local Congressmen Call For Travel Ban To, From Ebola-Affected African Countries

Did the late Thomas Eric Duncan enter the United States under false pretenses, covering up his exposure to Ebola in Liberia to customs officials?

10/14/2014

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WHO: Ebola Death Rate Rises To 70 Percent

The death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.

10/14/2014

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Helping to Fight Ebola in Africa

On Tuesday, the Brother’s Brother Foundation will load another container of medical supplies and equipment for hospitals and clinics in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

10/14/2014

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Infectious Diseases Doctor Weighs In On Ebola Fears In U.S.

Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States.

10/01/2014

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Ebola Primer: How It Works And How It Spreads

Ebola is a rare viral illness — and now the CDC has diagnosed a case in the United States.

09/30/2014

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U.S. Military Attacks Terrorist Group Al-Shabaab In Somalia

U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group’s leader.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/02/2014

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Local Peace Corps Volunteer Evacuated From Ebola-Stricken West Africa

The Peace Corps is evacuating volunteers from Ebola-stricken West Africa, and that includes a local man.

08/07/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

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Local Doctor Addresses Worries Ebola Outbreak Could Come To U.S.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed over 700 lives. Should we be worried about virus reaching the United States?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/31/2014

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

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Movie Review: Blended

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are back with their third collaboration of a romantic comedy, Blended.

05/22/2014

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Controversy Surrounds Planet Aid Organization’s Collection Boxes

This frigid winter’s been tough on everybody here in McKeesport, but especially the destitute and the homeless. So the winter clothes giveaway by the organization, Planet Aid, couldn’t come at a better time.

03/04/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

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68 Dead, Kenyan Officials Say Assault To End Siege Begins

Kenyan security forces launched a “major” assault late Sunday on the upscale Nairobi mall where an unknown number of hostages are being held by al-Qaida-linked militants, in an operation officials said would end the two-day standoff that had already killed 68 people.

09/21/2013

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