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Start of Korean War, 65 Years Ago, Marked at Philadelphia Memorial

In front of Philadelphia’s Korean war memorial, at Front and Dock Streets in Society Hill, veterans of the United States and Korean armed forces reflected on their service.

06/25/2015

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Park Service Says Flight 93 Visitor’s Center To Open Sept. 10

A permanent memorial was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Officials hope the new visitor’s center will boost annual visitors from about 300,000 to 500,000.

06/25/2015

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SE Pa. Catholic High School Teachers Sign New, One-Year Contract

Rita Schwartz, president of Local 1776 of the Association of Catholic Teachers, says teachers voted last night by a nearly 3-1 margin to accept the new contract.

06/25/2015

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Across US and Locally, Cheers Accompany Supreme Court Decision Bolstering Obamacare

The 6-3 decision is a relief to a some 300,000 Pennsylvanians who faced losing their coverage if the high court’s ruling had gone the other way.

06/25/2015

Philadelphia's Gazela, built in 1901 in Portugal. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Tall Ships Festival Sails Into Philadelphia

Its Opening Day for the Festival along the Delaware River.

06/25/2015

(Flanked by members of Virtua's EMS staff, Virtua CEO Richard Miller speaks with reporters in the New Jersey Senate GOP caucus room.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

South Jersey Health Care Companies Fume About Cooper’s EMS Takeover Attempt

Competing South Jersey health systems say a political powerbroker is strongarming legislators because he wants Cooper University Hospital, whose board he chairs, to get exclusive control of all emergency medical services in Camden.

06/24/2015

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Local Townships Open Cooling Centers, Charging Stations For Residents Affected By Power Outages

After Tuesday’s storms, thousands are still without power, leading some areas to set up mobile device charging stations and cooling centers.

06/24/2015

(Jymm Mitchell poses with his pair of photos that are being turned into a "Showing Face" billboard.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Billboard Project Teams Up Older and Younger LGBT Philadelphians

The yearlong collaboration between members of the Attic Youth Center and seniors from the LGBT-oriented John C. Anderson Apartments produced a series of photos that focus on faces, with eyes open and closed.

06/24/2015

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500 More Camden Schoolkids Get Free Book-Shopping Sprees

The book giveaway is the brainchild of 14-year-old Alexa Grabelle of Voorhees, NJ, who for four years has collected more than 50,000 donated books and given them away to needy children.

06/24/2015

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Five Leaders Honored At KYW Newsradio’s Annual Women’s Achievement Awards

Patricia DeCarlo, the executive director of the Norris Square Community Alliance in North Philadelphia, was one of the honorees who was recognized during Tuesday night’s 6th annual award ceremony.

06/24/2015

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Instagram Improves Its ‘Search’ and ‘Explore’ Capabilities

In a blog post, Instagram says, “Through trending Tags and trending Places, you can experience moments like #bonnaroo or #fathersday from every perspective.”

06/24/2015

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Community Cancellations: Wednesday, June 24

CBS Philly has received the following community cancellations for Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

06/24/2015

(Capri.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Capri

Capri is a budding artist and wants to become an ultrasound technician.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/24/2015

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City Seeing Feedback From Bike Lane Delineator Program On Walnut Street Bridge

The city will evaluate the pilot in the fall, and may try the devices in other locations.

06/24/2015

(Pope Francis greets the crowd from the popemobile after Easter mass in St. Peter's square on April 5, 2015. File photo by Gabriel Bouys/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Behind The Scenes, Huge Security Plan For Pope’s Visit to Phila. is Taking Shape

The US Secret Service, working with the Department of Homeland Security and local authorities, is in charge.

06/23/2015