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Philadelphia Courts Begin Using Computer Forecasts to Predict Future Criminal Behavior

Computers have been forecasting weather and economic trends for years, but applying algorithms to human behavior is relatively new.


(Photos by Mike Dunn)

Couples Line Up For Valentine’s Weddings At Philadelphia City Hall

Love was most definitely in the air at Philadelphia City Hall as 45 couples used this Valentine’s Day to tie the knot.


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Nutter Signs Legislation Eliminating Controversial City Post

With a stroke of the pen, Mayor Nutter has abolished the Clerk of Quarter Sessions — the independently elected city office that handles bail proceeds.