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Three Cases Of Whooping Cough Identified In Montgomery County Schools

A dozen students in Montgomery County are showing signs of pertussis, commonly known as "whooping cough," and three cases have been confirmed.

Montgomery County Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson says the highly contagious illness begins with cold-like symptoms, but is accompanied by a severe, lingering cough. She says if parents notice these symptoms in their children, they should take them to their doctor to be treated with antibiotics.

"Get them out of the school population or keep them away from younger children and infants in their own family," Anderson says.

Anderson says 200 Montgomery County children were exposed to whooping cough at a Pennsylvania summer camp, which sent letters home to parents warning them about the risk.

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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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Tough Problem: Airport Public Areas Designed For Commerce, Not Security

U.S. airports have security checkpoints to keep weapons off airplanes. But airports have public areas where people buy shop, check bags and line up for TSA. The public areas create vulnerabilities.
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Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.

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