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

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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Pow Beastie Boys

Officers Ned Bandoske (left) and Ernest Stevens are part of San Antonio's mental health squad — a six-person unit that answers the frequent emergency calls where mental illness may play a role. Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

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Time Is the Enemy Quantic
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Tropidélico The Quantic Soul Orchestra
Keep the Car Running Arcade Fire
Rebellion (Lies) Arcade Fire

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

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Heavens to Murgatroid Low in the Sky
Go Federal Low in the Sky
Saturday Night Live Theme The Saturday Night Live Band
Caribbean Festival The Saturday Night Live Band

A picture taken with a smart phone shows Syrian refugees queuing at one of the many UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency) registration centers in Lebanon. At the same time that civil wars and the Ebola outbreak are plaguing countries in Africa, Syrian and Iraqi refugees are seeking help from agencies. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises

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And the World Weeps Dr. Lonnie Smith & Smith, Dr. Lonnie
Matterapat Smith, Dr. Lonnie
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Louis E. Pratt, master ivory cutter for Pratt, Read & Co., shows off eight ivory tusks, April 1, 1955. Courtesy of Deep River Historical Society hide caption

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Elephant Slaughter, African Slavery And America's Pianos

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Pannonica Thelonious Monk
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You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart Thelonious Monk
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Lenox Mall, in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, used to be the site of a country home estate and is now a traditional indoor mall with two anchor stores. Madeline Veira/Youth Radio hide caption

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Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

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Whatever You Like T.I.
SpottieOttieDopaliscious OutKast
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A Native American Story That Leaves 'Feathers Or Leather' Cliches Behind

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Pretty Little Ditty Red Hot Chili Peppers
Son of Neckbone Beastie Boys

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