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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 14:  Pope Francis attends a meeting with engaged couples from all over the world gathered today, on the feast of St. Valentine, in St. Peter's Square   on February 14, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. During the event, organised by the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Francis emphasised that living together is 'an art, a patient, beautiful and fascinating journey' which can be summarized in three words: please, thank you and sorry.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Gary R’Nel: Common Sense Is Nearly Extinct

Departing from my usual focus on a singular topic, today’s column addresses several recent events in the news.

05/15/2015

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Economist Chris Butler: In A Free Market, Amtrak Would Not Be Here

“Clearly, in a free market, Amtrak would not be here at all, because they couldn’t make it on their own. So, what that would do is spark innovation, and someone would either figure out a way to make this work efficiently — the transport of people by train or rail — or it would fall by the wayside, because people prefer other modes of transportation.”

05/15/2015

Rain Deficits

A Dry And Comfortable End To The Week: Do Changes Loom for Your Weekend?

As we begin the third week in May, we will once again stay dry. That makes a deficit of 1.56″ of rainfall for the month. It isn’t cause for concern just yet, but parts of the region are now classified as abnormally dry.

05/15/2015

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Rep. Ryan Costello: Amtrak Needs To ‘Run More Efficiently’

Representative Ryan Costello (R-PA) told Radio 1210 WPHT midday host Dom Giordano that his recent comments on CNN about the Amtrak disaster and the company’s funding have been taken out of context by some.

05/14/2015

weather blog

Near-Perfect Weather Today

Conditions today will be nothing short of spectacular.

05/14/2015

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Cooler Temperatures Make For A Comfortable Day

Sun will mix with clouds on Wednesday as high pressure is beginning to settle in behind yesterday’s cold front, slashing temperatures like it were a fire sale.

05/13/2015

May 1: Osama Bin Laden, who planned the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., was the leader of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. He was killed in a raid in Pakistan that was conducted by U.S. Navy SEALs. He was 57. (credit: AFP / Getty Images)

Rich Zeoli Talks To Journalist Seymour Hersh About Article On Killing Osama Bin Laden

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh defended his piece in the London Review of Books on the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011 despite criticism from the White House and members of the military and intelligence communities.

05/12/2015

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Weather: Feeling Like Summer

Temperatures on the other hand are very similar, already soaring into the upper 70s and low 80s.

05/12/2015

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Josh Groban: The Kimmel Center Tried To Price Gouge, So We Left

The singer/songwriter told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT morning host Chris Stigall that The Kimmel Center wanted to charge “$20 something” extra for tickets over the rest of the venues that he is performing in.

05/12/2015

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Commonwealth Foundation President Matt Brouillette: Transparency Bills Finally Shines Light On Gov. Wolf’s Back Room Deals

Commonwealth Foundation and President, Matt Brouillette spoke with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about Governor Tom Wolf’s budget and his “back room deals.”

05/11/2015

Temp Line

WEATHER: Feeling Like Mid-June

The new work week begins right where the last one left off, with more above average warmth.

05/11/2015

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Weather: Warm Weekend For Mom

If you are a fan of warm weather you are going to enjoy this weekend.

05/08/2015

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Beautiful End To The Work Week, But Fog Concerns This Weekend

As we end the first full week of May, the Delaware Valley stays dry and unseasonably warm. Highs will average 10 degrees above normal under mostly sunny skies.

05/08/2015

A man throws a wood board at police on April 27, 2015 in Baltimore. Violent street clashes erupted in Baltimore after friends and family gathered for the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody triggered a fresh wave of protests over US police tactics. Police said at least seven officers were injured -- one of them was unresponsive -- as youths hurled bricks and bottles and destroyed at least one police vehicle in the vicinity of the shopping mall not far from the church where the funeral took place. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Gary R’nel: Baltimore’s Leadership Lacks Integrity

Baltimore’s Mayor and State Attorney each best exemplify the purest definition of an incendiary device.

05/07/2015