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Jeff Brady

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Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together for decades. But tensions have prompted a split and uncertainty in Pittsburgh's health care market.

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Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

Friday, August 15, 2014

The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Up Close And Personal With A 40-Story Oil Rig In The Gulf

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Gulf of Mexico accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S. domestic oil production. But few see these operations far offshore.

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Female Bricklayer Defied Doubters To Build Baltimore Landmarks

Friday, August 01, 2014

Barbara Moore was the only woman bricklayer in Baltimore when she started the job in 1973. "A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there," she tells her daughter on a visit to StoryCorps.

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Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules

Friday, August 01, 2014

As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.

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Pa. Hospital Sees Gun Fight Between Psychiatrist And Patient

Friday, July 25, 2014

On Thursday, a psychiatric patient opened fire at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital outside Philadelphia, killing a caseworker and injuring his psychiatrist. The psychiatrist returned fire with a gun of his own, injuring the gunman. Both patient and psychiatrist survived the gun fight.

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Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Installing solar panels on a house to produce electricity is expensive. Leasing is one popular alternative, but some homeowners are learning that 20-year contracts can complicate a home sale.

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Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass

Friday, July 04, 2014

Regulators and railroads have implemented new practices since a runaway oil train destroyed the center of a small Canadian town a year ago. One key improvement, however, will take some time.

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Report: Jerry Sandusky Case Was Unnecessarily Delayed

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sandusky, a retired Penn State assistant football coach, was convicted in 2012 of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania's attorney general says Sandusky could have been brought to justice sooner.

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Philly Schools Teeter On Brink Of Layoffs, Struggling For Funding

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Philadelphia's school district once again needs tens of millions of dollars to avoid layoffs. With just a few weeks left before the district approves a new budget, school leaders are asking the city, the state and labor unions for help filling a $96 million budget hole.

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EPA Lays Out Centerpiece To Obama's Climate Change Policy

Monday, June 02, 2014

The Obama administration is announcing new pollution standards Monday. The rules, key elements of President Obama's climate change policy, may decide the fate of coal-fired power plants in the U.S.

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EPA To Propose Rules To Deeply Cut Power Plant Emissions

Monday, June 02, 2014

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose rules to regulate the amount of carbon pollution existing facilities can release. The EPA reportedly is seeking a 30 percent cut.

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Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pennsylvania is among six states holding primary elections Tuesday. Gov. Tom Corbett is unchallenged in the GOP primary, but the general election is a different story.

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Hacking The Brain With Electricity: Don't Try This At Home

Monday, May 19, 2014

Small jolts of electricity to the brain can treat diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's. But some healthy people are trying electrical stimulation to make the brain sharper. And it may not be safe.

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Keystone Pipeline Dispute Muddles The Path Forward On Energy Bill

Thursday, May 08, 2014

An energy efficiency bill has stalled in the Senate, primarily due to disagreement over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The dispute leaves an otherwise popular bill in limbo.

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Senate May Bypass White House And Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Senate is expected to vote soon on the controversial pipeline. Supporters introduced the bill after the White House put its approval process on hold indefinitely because of a legal dispute.

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A Year From Tragedy, Boston Marathon Laurels Go To American

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Boston Marathon is back, over one year since bombs rocked its finish line. NPR's Jeff Brady discusses the race, its heightened security and Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win it since 1983.

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Marathoners Take To Boston's Streets After Last Year's Bombing

Monday, April 21, 2014

The 118th Boston Marathon is being run on Monday. After last year's bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, there is heavy security all along the marathon route.

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Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.

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Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part

Friday, April 18, 2014

Authorities in Massachusetts spent the past year planning a more secure environment for the 2014 Boston Marathon. This year, there will be 3,500 police and National Guard soldiers along the course. Runners and spectators are asked to leave bags and strollers at home. Participants generally seem OK with the new measures but say it may change their experience of the race.

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