• Bay Area heat wave off to cool start - 10/02/2014 08:42 AM PDT
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    Talk Back: Ebola outbreak
    Was President Obama right to send U.S. troops and resources to Africa to battle the Ebola outbreak?
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
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    Bay Area heat wave off to cool start

    A heat wave that has brought with it an advisory from the National Weather Service began Thursday morning, not that Bay Area residents probably noticed it immediately. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s greeted the morning throughout Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties, a deceptive beginning to the start of a weekend that figures to hover in the high 80s in coastal areas and in the 90s and possibly 100s inland. 
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