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The accidental genius — from West Philly poverty to Mensa

I don’t romanticize poor, urban life. I lived it. I grew up in a sociopath-generating community. As an accidental Mensan, or just a black kid from West Philly who tests well, I hope we all can escape our evolutionary prison
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2014 was a banner year for TSA weapon seizures. What are you packing?

In 2014, the Transportation Security Administration seized 2,212 firearms from carry-on luggage. It's hard to know how to feel about this. In Dickensian terms, 2014 was the best and worst of times for the TSA. It was the

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Making sense of EPA's frack water analysis

Making sense of EPA's frack water analysis

StateImpact Pennsylvania Reporter Susan Phillips sat down with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller to discuss the first part of the EPA's frack study, released Friday.
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The science behind fixing Philadelphia's $550,000 pothole problem

The streets are lurking with a dangerous science experiment that's been brewing underground for months.
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