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(Gov. Christie addresses the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference, meeting today in Philadelphia.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Gov. Christie, in Philadelphia, Turns Up Rhetoric Ahead of Expected Campaign Announcement

New Jersey governor Chris Christie spoke at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference, unleashing some verbal broadsides at the Obama administration.

06/19/2015

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Pastor Killed In Charleston Church Shooting Has Local Ties

Patricia Hamm fights back tears after learning her cousin Reverend Clementa Pinckney was killed at the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

06/18/2015

(The Anderson Monarchs.  Photo provided)

South Philly Youth Team Will Revisit History During Monthlong National Tour

The Anderson Monarchs, named after the Negro League baseball team, will leave Philadelphia this evening and hit the road for a 23-day, 20-city tour that will cover more than 4,000 miles.

06/17/2015

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Twitter Moves To Auto-Play Mode For Posted Videos

When users scroll through their Twitter feeds and see a video, it will begin to automatically play, with the sound muted.

06/17/2015

(Chef-owner Walter Staib, photographed at the City Tavern, Second and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Celebrating Lafayette’s Arrival in Colonial America

Walter Staib, chef-owner of the City Tavern in Society Hill, has been named culinary ambassador for the replica tall ship of the Marquis de Lafayette, which will be arriving in Philadelphia later this month.

06/07/2015

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Showtime Joins Growing List of TV Services Bypassing Cable via Direct Streaming

You’ll soon be able to watch the popular premium channel “Showtime” without paying the cable guy.

06/03/2015

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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