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Northwest Philly first-timer: Why I'm running Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon

Northwest Philly first-timer: Why I'm running Sunday's Philadelphia MarathonThe annual Philadelphia Marathon kicks off at 7 a.m. on Sunday. The route will take 30,000 runners from the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum to City Hall, down to Old City, along the Schuylkill River, up to Manayunk and

Weekly Entertainment Guide - Fall Theater Sampler

Weekly Entertainment Guide - Fall Theater SamplerQuantum electrodynamics, the United Methodist Church & gay marriage, fractured fairy tales, a Neil Simon classic, and more.  Robin Bloom offers her picks on what to see and do this week.

Philly mapping out stations for bike-sharing program [photos]

Philly mapping out stations for bike-sharing program [photos]Philadelphia's bike-share program will move a bit closer to reality this week with the release of a full list of proposed bike-share stations.

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Sears, I'm going to miss you when you're gone
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Sears, I'm going to miss you when you're gone

“I’m serious!” “Well, I’m Roebuck. Who’s minding the store.” That old joke may cease to exist in the too-near future, as Sears begins to bite the dust.
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When squirrels intrude, you'd better hope the exterminator answers texts at midnight

A friend recently told me that if she had to choose an animal for extinction, she would definitely pick squirrels. After our recent, and what most likely appears to be second, infestation of these rodents in our 110-year-old

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Sixers' strategy of losing could be damaging its young players

Sixers' strategy of losing could be damaging its young players

It's a tough time to be a Sixers fan.  The team has traded away most of its experienced players in the hopes of tanking this season and securing a high draft pick next year.  But even Sixers General Manager Sam Hinkie
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Listen: This astronaut says space tourism mishaps are part of advancing exploration

Listen: This astronaut says space tourism mishaps are part of advancing exploration

Orbital Science's recent launch failure and the crash of Virgin Galactic/Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo were a tragedies, but former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao says mishaps are a natural and unavoidable part of pushing the
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