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Pinterest Joining Online Wave of ‘Buy It Now’ Sites

Users of the online social scrapbooking service Pinterest will soon be able to buy items directly through the company’s app, using a new type of pin.

06/03/2015

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Phila. Antiviolence Groups Gearing Up For Saturday March in Nation’s Capital

“We look at homicide as a public health epidemic,” said Dorothy Johnson Speight, who started Mothers in Charge after her 24-year-old son, Khaaliq, was murdered several years ago.

06/02/2015

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Lawmakers Grill Amtrak and Federal Officials About Philadelphia Derailment Safety Issues

As so often happens with these hearings, there has been less revelation about the accident than about where committee members stand on various issues.

06/02/2015

Jim Kenney, Philadelphia's Democratic mayoral nominee, joins clean water advocates at a press event at the Water Works.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Local Environmental Groups Praise New Clean Water Rules

The new rules, announced last week by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, call for more protections of the nation’s waterways, including headwaters that feed into larger rivers such as the Schuykill and Delaware.

06/01/2015

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U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Bethlehem, Pa. Man’s Conviction Over Facebook Posts

Anthony Elonis used Facebook to make a series of violence-laced posts criticizing his wife and others. But he claimed his rants did not amount to “true threats.”

06/01/2015

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Is Rent Out Of Reach? Study Shows How 11 US Cities Stack Up

Renters are on the rise in America’s biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study released Thursday.

05/28/2015

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Amtrak Adding In-Cab Cameras Facing Train Engineers

Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers.

05/26/2015

(Wesley Berg of the Denver Pioneers controls the ball as Adam DiMillo of the Maryland Terrapins checks him in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championship at Lincoln Financial Field.  Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Getty Images)

Eyes of Collegiate Lacrosse World on Philadelphia Area For NCAA Championships

The Maryland men were taking on the University of Denver at Lincoln Financial Field, with the NCAA championship on the line. Denver won, 10-5.

05/25/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Sen. Casey Wants Congress To Quickly Fund Wider Train Safety Programs

Casey says Positive Train Control could have prevented the fatal derailment of Amtrak 188.

05/21/2015

(Some of the thousands of replies, both well-meaning and less so, that have hit the @POTUS Twitter account. Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Pres. Obama’s Twitter Account Draws Out The Usual Trolls

The White House says every tweet to or from the president’s account is archived permanently for possible future review.

05/20/2015

(Sen. Rand Paul, on Independence Mall.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Candidate Rand Paul Brings His Less-Goverment Message to Philadelphia

Paul says he supports constitutional liberties and is opposed to the Patriot Act, but is opposed to an increase in the minimum wage.

05/18/2015

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Better Late Than Never: Pres. Obama Joins Twitterverse

President Obama has finally gotten his own Twitter account.

05/18/2015

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Tumblr Focuses on Social Issues With New Sharing Campaign

The blogging platform “Tumblr” has launched a new campaign to promote positivity and support in online communities.

05/18/2015

(The "VIBE" experiement, with its inner and outer boxes rigged with sensors.  Photo provided)

Council Rock H.S. Students Advancing Space Exploration With Science Experiments

The students are part of the “Council Rock United with NASA to Create Hardware” program, or “CRUNCH.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2015