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Fact-Checking Mitt Romney On The 47 Percent

When Mitt Romney said 47 percent of Americans don’t pay federal income tax, he was right.


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Traffic Backs Up As Pitt Students Move In

There were lots of traffic delays around Oakland Tuesday as thousands of freshmen set up shop at the University of Pittsburgh.


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Heavy Traffic In Oakland Expected As College Students Move In

It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost back to school time for college students. CMU and Pitt students are set to move-in beginning Sunday that will mean some traffic troubles in Oakland.


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Sky’s The Limit For CMU Robotics

With the words “touch down confirmed,” Mission Control in Houston erupts in a frenzy of elation and relief, as Land Rover “Curiosity” settles safely on the surface of Mars. NASA’s latest venture into space has a picture perfect landing. Photos from Mars are quick to follow.


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Obama Supporters Overcome By Heat At Rally

Hundreds of people went to Oakland to hear President Barack Obama speak; however, some of them couldn’t take the heat. A number of people required medical attention because they either passed out or suffered from other heat-related issues.


Thousands Gather At CMU For President Obama’s Visit

Thousands stood in the intense heat to listen to President Obama speak. Officials at CMU began letting ticketholders in shortly before noon. The line stretched nearly a mile to enter security.


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Supporters Line Up For Tickets To President Obama’s CMU Event

On the lawn in front of Carnegie Mellon University’s Fine Arts building, members of the city’s SWAT team were already there in advance of President Obama’s latest visit to Pittsburgh on Friday afternoon.


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Snake Robots Could Be Used To Assist Heart Surgery

Instead of completely opening up your rib cage for a heart operation, what would you say about a smaller incision and letting a snake do it?


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Meet CMU’s Snake Robot, Your New Surgeon

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to CMU robotics professor Howie Choset about how his snake robots are revolutionizing medicine- and everything else.

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CMU Engineering Students Present Inventions

Imagine chilling a drink without ice or using a snowboard that comes in two pieces. Those are just two of the innovations designed by Carnegie Mellon University engineering seniors who showed off their inventions Monday.


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Seasonal Hiring Helps Unemployment Rate

For the first time in two-and-a-half-years the unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November. It’s the lowest since the darkest days of the recession.


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Experts Offer Tips On Protecting Your Information From Hackers

If you have a laptop, you probably love the convenience of using it on the go. WiFi lets you connect just about anywhere. But that freedom does have some drawbacks. Like hackers trying to steal your information right from under your fingertips. KDKA Consumer Editor Susan Koeppen says it’s pretty easy for hackers to grab our information when we go wireless.


Gabe McMorland after a performance at Waffle Shop (credit: Daniel McCloskey)

The Waffle Shop: Re-Imagining The Performance Venue

The Waffle Shop is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants live variety talk show and restaurant that opened in October of 2008 as a social experiment for an art class at Carnegie Mellon University.


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Downtown Parking App Has New Feature

More than a quarter million people have already used ParkPGH on their smart phones or computers to find an open parking spot in real time, but now the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust with help from Carnegie Mellon University is offering something new.


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Vehicle Shears Utility Pole Overnight In Oakland

Officials say police have found the driver who sheared a utility pole early this morning in Oakland.