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  1. College student is removed from flight after speaking Arabic on planeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 17 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A college student who came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight in California earlier this month after another passenger became alarmed when she heard him speaking Arabic. The student, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, was taken off a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Oakland on April 6 after he called an uncle in Baghdad to tell him about an event he attended that included a speech by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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  2. College student is removed from flight after speaking Arabic on planeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 17 | Post-gazette.com

    A college student who came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight in California earlier this month after another passenger became alarmed when she heard him speaking Arabic. The student, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, was taken off a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Oakland on April 6 after he called an uncle in Baghdad to tell him about an event he attended that included a speech by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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  3. Groups publicize prenancy-ending drug as access to clinics tightensRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 16 | Post-gazette.com

    The tightening of restrictions on abortion clinics in many states has emboldened some abortion rights advocates to launch an outreach effort, reminding women they have relatively safe and effective means of ending a pregnancy on their own through use of a miscarriage-inducing drug. Anti-abortion groups are wary of the phenomenon, disavowing any drive to prosecute women who self-abort but favoring crackdowns on illegal distribution of the drug.

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  4. Philly's soda tax is one more battle for Coke and PepsiRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | Post-gazette.com

    As Coca-Cola and PepsiCo executives work to stop Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's proposed soft-drink tax, they are fighting the latest battle in a war to reduce the share that their products pay in taxes. In the late 1990s, the Coca-Cola Co.

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  5. Utility may have understated health threat from gas leakRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 | Post-gazette.com

    The utility whose leaking natural gas well has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes has publicly understated the number of times airborne levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have spiked over the past three months, the company's own data suggests. In trying to reassure the public there's no long-term health risk from the leak, Southern California Gas Co.

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  6. Multicenter research project explores sense of smellRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | Post-gazette.com

    In some ways, humans take the sense of smell for granted - like knowing when dinner's on the stove - or find it a bother, like when the family dog digs into the garbage for chicken bones. We know that the sense of smell, or olfaction, is essential to our health and safety, but we actually don't know that much about it.

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  7. VW owners worried about massive recallRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2015 | Post-gazette.com

    Tyler Gall put his 2013 Volkswagen Jetta up for sale a few days ago, hoping to raise cash to pay for college. He got a rude surprise when the automaker admitted Monday that for seven years it had rigged its diesel-powered models to pass emissions tests even though they were spewing up to 40 times the allowable amounts of nitrogen oxide into the air.

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  8. Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2015 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Scientists say they've discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa. The creature shows a surprising mix of human-like and more primitive characteristics - some experts called it "bizarre" and "weird."

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  9. Businesses seek alternatives to traditional company carRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2015 | Post-gazette.com

    Anthony Stewart of Allentown-based Deco Resources said his company needed a car for business purposes, but only part of the time. "We do about 180 field days a year, where we're running around town collecting water samples from different businesses," he said.

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  10. Stephen Hawking announces $100 million hunt for alien lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Post-gazette.com

    The search for extraterrestrial life received a major boost Monday with the launch of an ambitious $100 million program, backed by famed physicist Stephen Hawking and tech billionaire Yuri Milner. Combining unprecedented computing capacity with the world's most powerful telescopes, Mr. Hawking and the Russian-born Mr. Milner seek to intensify the so-far-fruitless search for life beyond the planet Earth.

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  11. CMU professor at the forefront of machine learning researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Today's computers are doing a lot more of our thinking for us than we realize, says Carnegie Mellon University professor Tom Mitchell. When we swipe our credit card at a store, a computer program decides whether it's a valid purchase.

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