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Terminally Ill Kids, Families Party At Independence Seaport Museum

The group of just over 50 people took self-guided tours of the various exhibits on display, while also taking time for some arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt.

07/18/2015

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Temple Students Celebrate Mandela Day In South Africa

A group of Temple University journalism students got to participate, as part of a foreign reporting project.

07/18/2015

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Pedro Ramos To Take Over As President Of The Philadelphia Foundation

From city managing director to head of the School Reform Commission, Pedro Ramos says he’s probably seen as much of the city as any resident.

07/18/2015

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Running For 24 Hours In Philly For Good Cause

Runners will be limbering up this morning getting ready for the annual Stroehmann “Back on my Feet in24″ race challenge to combat homelessness.

07/18/2015

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Thousands Pack Wells Fargo Center For Night Of Hope

Fourteen thousand people filled the Wells Fargo Center Friday night for Joel Osteen’s Night of Hope.

07/17/2015

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Advocates Call For Bill That Could Help Cure Disease, Find Better Treatments

Supporters gathered on the Main Line Friday to push for the bill.

07/17/2015

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Center City Residents Start Making Plans Ahead Of Pope’s Visit

Many residents and people who work in the city are starting to think about how they will get around when Pope Francis is in town.

07/17/2015

West Philly community walk through. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

City Officials, Police Hold Community Walk To Improve Neighborhood Relationships

Philadelphia city officials and police officers held a community walk through West Philadelphia Thursday night.

07/16/2015

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PHA Issues Smoking Ban On Many Properties

The Philadelphia Housing Authority will no longer allow smoking outside of designated areas in their public housing developments.

07/16/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 14: U.S. President Barack Obama addresses attendees at the 106th NAACP national convention on July 14, 2015 in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Obama's speech addressed the unfairness in our criminal justice system and offered ideas for reform. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Organizations Join Forces To Push For Criminal Justice Reform In PA

The Justice Action Network includes organizations like the ACLU and the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Their goal is to pass laws in key states like Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

07/16/2015

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Plans Underway To Help Aid Homeless During Papal Visit

Project Home’s Will O’Brien says up to 150 people a night stay out on the Ben Franklin Parkway during warmer weather.

07/16/2015

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Volunteer Fire And Rescue Organizations Facing New Funding Obstacles

“T-E Fire Companies Funding Coalition” is made up of Berwyn, Paoli, Radnor, and Malvern fire companies.

07/16/2015

A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp.
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New Study Finds Link Between Fracking And Poor Health In PA

The study is the latest in a flurry of studies that show a link between gas drilling and health problems.

07/16/2015

Rev. Terrence Griffith speaking at a news conference. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Black Clergy Disputes Allegations Of Racist Policies At Casino Firm

The Cordish Company of Baltimore, which intends to build a casino in South Philadelphia, has been accused of racist policies toward customers at some of its entertainment sites across the country.

07/16/2015

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Former President Bill Clinton Speaks At NAACP Convention

Clinton walked into rousing applause and organ music.

07/15/2015