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Raise the Jolly Roger for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Last week, the United Way of Butler County accepted a check for $83,000 — that's $1,000 for each of the 83 games so far in 2014 that the Pirates played without committing an error.
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Mergers, doubt sparked by ACA, changing health care economics
This week’s news that the Jameson Health System in New Castle intends to merge with the Pittsburgh-based health care giant, UPMC, came on the same day as a story in the New York Times reporting that the Federal Trade Commission is challenging some hospital mergers on the grounds that consumers will be hurt by increased industry consolidation.
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Media goes overboard with NFL hysteria
During the past few weeks, two sets of initials have dominated the news — ISIL and NFL — and the casual listener would be hard-pressed to decide which is more odious.
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Climate change: complacent vs. apocalyptic
Apart from outright denial, our options for thinking about climate change are limited, ranging from resignation and complacency at one end to the robustly apocalyptic at the other. The philosophical territory between these two extremes is, for the most part, barren land.
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The Treasury Department this past Thursday released its monthly statement of the federal government’s receipts and outlays. Tax revenues in August were $194 billion. Federal spending was $323 billion. Altogether, that amounted to a shortfall of $129 billion.
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Just right: Action on Ebola, caution on ISIS
Whether intentional or not, President Barack Obama sent an unmistakable message Tuesday: I may not be prepared to put boots on the ground to stop the Islamic State, but I will to stop the Ebola outbreak.
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The jihadi logic? Trick the U.S. into war
WASHINGTON — What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion?
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