A self-driving car leaves Uber's newest riverside hub in Pittsburgh. Company officials say the Rust Belt city is perfect for beta testing, citing diverse topography, frequent weather maladies, near-constant construction and hundreds of bridges and tunnels. Megan Harris/WESA hide caption

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What It's Like To Ride In A (Nearly) Self-Driving Uber

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Ride-booking company Uber plans to offer customers self-driving cars in Pittsburgh soon. The vehicles will come with human backup drivers. Jared Wickerham/AP hide caption

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Uber To Roll Out Self-Driving Cars In Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) defends against San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup final on Monday in San Jose, Calif. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Anthrocon participants, as they gathered in Pittsburgh in 2013. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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The Furries Have Landed — And Pittsburgh Is Giving Them A Bear Hug

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Callery pear trees in Pittsburgh. The smell of the invasive trees has been compared to rotting fish and other stinky things. Luke H. Gordon/Flickr hide caption

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What's That Smell? The Beautiful Tree That's Causing Quite A Stink

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Freedom House paramedics, who first were deployed in the 1960s, provided a crucial service for Pittsburgh residents. The program became a national model for emergency medical transport and care. Courtesy of University of Pittsburgh hide caption

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How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment

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At the Pittsburgh International Airport, Consol Energy will begin extracting gas — even under the runways. MeRyan/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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As Airports Find New Ways To Make Money, Pittsburgh Tries Fracking

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The headquarters for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield dominate the Pittsburgh skyline much as they organizations have dominated health care in the region for decades. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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

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A security guard closes the gate at the Pittsburgh Zoo, where a 2-year-old boy was killed Sunday. John Heller/AP hide caption

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