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Fattah decries federal probe, plans to serve another decade in D.C.

Fattah decries federal probe, plans to serve another decade in D.C.A bicycle-path groundbreaking in Manayunk. Roundtable discussions about health insurance for youths at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Ebola readiness at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. A keynote
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Pierre's Costumes is not your run-of-the-mill Halloween store

Pierre's Costumes is not your run-of-the-mill Halloween storeHalloween is tomorrow. Do you have your costume? If not and you're short on ideas, there's still time to stop by Pierre's Costumes, a shop between Race Street and the Ben Franklin Bridge that's quite different than seasonal

Bass opens 8th District council office in Northwest Philly

Bass opens 8th District council office in Northwest PhillyTwo decades. It's been at least that long since residents in the 8th Council District have had a district council office.

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The problem of providing high-quality education only to rich kids
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The problem of providing high-quality education only to rich kids

Philadelphia schools are failing. Students are not reading at grade level. Some classes are so overcrowded, children are sitting on window sills. Libraries have been shuttered. Art, music, advanced foreign language classes, and
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Charter and district schools should not be at odds; my family relies on both

District-run schools and charter schools are all institutions for the public school students of Philadelphia, and their rights are being violated if they are not being offered adequate educational opportunities. We should all

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In N.J. Senate race, Bell banks on a return to the gold standard

In N.J. Senate race, Bell banks on a return to the gold standard

Although it's been decades since the U.S. used gold to back its money, the idea of a gold standard has always been a hot topic in American politics.
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Do I write because I’m mentally ill? Or am I mentally ill because I write?

Do I write because I’m mentally ill? Or am I mentally ill because I write?

"Am I in hell?" I ask the ER psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins. My face is a stinging, salty mask. The young doctor, who introduces himself only as "Ed," wears green scrubs and sneakers. "How strong is that delusion, Alaina? How
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