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(An actor protraying Continental Army colonel John Nixon reads the Declaration of Independence to a crowd gathered outside Independence Hall.  Photo by Rachael Grossman)

At Independence Hall, Echoes of a Public Proclamation 238 Years Ago

A reënactor portraying Col. John Nixon read the words of the Declaration of Independence to hundreds assembled in Independence Park, behind Independence Hall.

07/08/2014

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Lawmakers Mull Update of Pennsylvania Organ Donation Law

State lawmakers heard emotional testimony this week on a bill that would update Pennsylvania’s organ donation law.

05/17/2014

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Hundreds Of Men Gather At St. Joe’s For Spirituality Seminar

About 1300 men gathered at St. Joseph’s University for the 6th annual “Man Up Philly” men’s spirituality conference on Saturday.

03/15/2014

Ron, sitting at the Free Library of Philadelphia, displays a book he's reading from one of his favorite authors. (credit: Michelle Durham)

New Survey Finds More Readers Choosing Traditional Books Over Electronic Versions

A recent Pew Charitable Trust study found 69% of Americans preferred the traditional book to the 28% who liked ebooks.

01/18/2014

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2013 IN REVIEW: Same-Sex Marriage In Pennsylvania

The Register of Wills in Montgomery County stirred the pot this summer when he began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. That brought about a lawsuit from the Corbett Administration calling for that practice to end.

12/29/2013

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Hunger Games Has The Odds In Its Favor For A Second Straight Weekend

The impressive runner up spot went to the debuting animated attraction, Frozen, which took in a robust $67-million.

12/02/2013

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Expert Advice On How To Enjoy Thanksgiving While On A Diet

The holiday about food can be hard to navigate if you’re trying to cut back, but a local expert has some helpful strategies.

11/28/2013

A protester vents her frustration with closing of Philadelphia public schools while many charter schools remain open. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Parents, Activists Take To Streets, Rallying Community To Save Schools

Parents and activists staged a demonstration outside a Philadelphia charter school and a high school slated to close because of budget woes.

06/20/2013

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Montgomery County Prosecutors Seek To Move Accused Killer From Mental Hospital To State Prison

Montgomery County prosecutors are asking a judge to move 23-year-old Joseph McAndrew out of Norristown State Hospital and back to the county prison while he awaits trial for allegedly killing his parents and twin brother.

12/26/2011

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Upper Dublin Mom Admits Abusing Adopted Daughter

Theresa McNulty pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault, charges that carry a maximum sentence of five to ten years behind bars.

10/12/2011