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Maryland, Virginia Medical Facilities Respond To Meningitis Outbreak

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Several Maryland and Virginia medical facilities are contacting hundreds of patients who may have received injections of a tainted drug that has sickened 31 people in five states.

Seven clinics in Maryland and two in southwest Virginia issued steroid injections that may contain a fungus that causes meningitis. So far, one person has died in Maryland and another in Virginia. Between the two states, there have been six reported cases.

Dr. David Trump with the Virginia Department of Health expects that number to rise.

"We expect that as we continue with the contact information, we may hear about other individuals who are ill and expect the numbers in Virginia and across the nation to change in the next several days to several weeks," says Trump.

The government is warning doctors and hospitals not to use any product from New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts, the specialty pharmacy that made the steroid suspected in the meningitis outbreak.

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Woody Allen Presents First TV Series, 'Crisis In Six Scenes,' On Amazon

Woody Allen's first foray into television, Crisis in Six Scenes, debuts on Amazon Friday. The series is a six-part comedy set in the 1960s with a cast that includes Miley Cyrus.
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Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

A Silicon Valley startup wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.
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The Politics Hour - September 30, 2016

D.C.'s statehood activists rally while the Council opens debate on a state constitution. An appeals court reviews Virginia's voter ID law. And Prince George's County contends with a spate of incidents involving sexual abuse of school kids.

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Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

A Silicon Valley startup wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.

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