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2013 Year in Review

A general view is seen as Justin Rose of England is awarded the U.S. Open trophy after winning the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 16, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty

2013 IN REVIEW: U.S. Open Returns To Merion

In June, the storied course at Merion became the center of the golf world with the arrival of the U.S. Open.

12/27/2013

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2013 IN REVIEW: Applicants Try Their Hand at Second Casino License In Philadelphia

The six applicants interested in a second casino license to be issued in Philadelphia showed their best hands this year.

12/27/2013

(Philadelphia School District headquarters, at 440 North Broad Street.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

2013 IN REVIEW: Phila. School Funding at a Crossroads

City Council president Darrell Clarke got fellow lawmakers to agree to a plan that would recover money sent to the school district by selling some unused school buildings to developers.

12/27/2013

(Michael Henry is escorted from the courtroom following his guilty plea.  Credit: Brad Segall)

2013 IN REVIEW: ‘Straw’ Buyer Sentenced For Supplying Gun That Killed Cop

Michael Henry admitted he bought the guns used by Andrew Thomas, a convicted felon, to kill Plymouth Township police officer Brad Fox in September 2012.

12/27/2013

(Herbert and Catherine Schaible.  Photos from Phila. DA)

2013 IN REVIEW: Phila. Couple Chooses Prayer, Not Doctor, For Dying Son

Herbert and Catherine Schaible are awaiting sentencing after admitting they chose prayer over medicine, leading to the death of their seven-month-old son last April.

12/27/2013

A Camden County police car.  (credit: Mike DeNardo)

2013 IN REVIEW: Camden Police Force Is Overhauled

Long-sought changes in police protection for Camden, NJ residents and businesses finally took effect this year.

12/26/2013

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the 'March on Washington'. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

2013 IN REVIEW: Civil Rights Movement Turns 50

The tumultuous year of 1963 included the March on Washington, Dr. King’s historic speech, and the assassination of Pres. Kennedy.

12/26/2013

(The front window of the former Women's Medical Society, owned and operated by Dr. Kermit Gosnell.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

2013 IN REVIEW: West Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Gets Life Sentence

Philadelphia DA Seth Williams says, simply, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was a monster.

12/26/2013

Bishop Dennis Sullivan. (credit: Steve Tawa)

2013 IN REVIEW: A New Bishop For Camden, NJ

Dennis Sullivan, 67, was the former vicar-general in the New York archdiocese.

12/26/2013

(Thousands of hopeful job applicants showed up at a May 17th job fair for ex-offenders.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

2013 IN REVIEW: New Programs, New Title For Philadelphia’s Ex-Offenders

On May 17th, a city-sponsored job fair for ex-offenders was abruptly canceled when thousands of applicants swarmed the Municipal Services Building.

12/25/2013

(Cory Booker, on the night of his election to the US Senate.  Credit: Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

2013 IN REVIEW: Booker Gets US Senate Seat, Christie Reëlected

The death of US Senator Frank Lautenberg led to a special election for his seat. Newark mayor Cory Booker won handily.

12/25/2013

(Bishop Joseph McFadden, in file photo.)

2013 IN REVIEW: Joseph McFadden, Bishop of Harrisburg, Dies

Bishop Joseph McFadden, a West Philadelphia native who had been serving as the shepherd of the Harrisburg diocese since August 2010, died after being rushed to a local hospital.

12/25/2013

(Abington Police Officer Jennifer Doyle and her canine partner  "Bella." Credit: Bernadette Wilkinson)

2013 IN REVIEW: Abington’s First Female K-9 Officer

Officer Jennifer Doyle had already been an Abington police officer for eight years and says she has loved every minute of it but always aspired to be a canine officer.

12/25/2013

(Kaboni Savage.  File photo)

2013 IN REVIEW: The Kaboni Savage Murder Case

A federal jury in Philadelphia convicted Kaboni Savage of 12 murders, the most in modern Philadelphia history, and then sentenced him to death

12/25/2013

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