New Philadelphia DA sworn in, promising to restore public confidence

New Philadelphia DA sworn in, promising to restore public confidence

Promising a "period of restoration" for prosecutors and staff, Kelley Hodge was sworn in as District Attorney of Philadelphia Monday to replace Seth Williams, who's now in prison after pleading guilty in a corruption case.

With 20 homicides in 2017, Chester could surpass recent murder record

With 20 homicides in 2017, Chester could surpass recent murder record

Since Friday, two people have been shot and killed in the Chester, Pa.  A third, an 11-year-old boy, was struck by a stray bullet but is in stable condition. Teshon Malloy, 23, and Shaquan Cruz-Chappell, 28, are only the

Ferry to be converted into artificial reef in Delaware

Ferry to be converted into artificial reef in Delaware

DNREC has purchased a ferry vessel to convert it into an artificial reef.

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Florida teens filmed a man's drowning death. Compassion died that day, too
The Philadelphia Experiment | Solomon Jones

Florida teens filmed a man's drowning death. Compassion died that day, too

The two-minute video is chilling. Not just because it features five teens standing along the banks of a pond in Cocoa, Florida, laughing as they watch a man drown. It is also chilling because it reveals something about our

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Essay: Will the Republican Party survive Donald Trump?

What will become of the Republican Party? Will they survive, and what will it take for them to clean up their mess? And what must the Democrats do?

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Essay: Time for Americans to take a break?

A recent study estimates that 36 percent of U.S. workers suffer from work-related stress that costs businesses $30 billion a year in lost workdays.

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Essay: Remembering Erik Petersen and an 'artless' imagination we can all hope to find in ourselves

The Italians have a word that does not have an English counterpart. It is sprezzatura — the art of artlessness. Erik Petersen, one of the most influential and creative songwriters to come out of Philadelphia (or anywhere),

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Were these cartoons too funny for The New Yorker magazine?

Were these cartoons too funny for The New Yorker magazine?

Since its inception in 1925, the New Yorker has published some 70,000 cartoons featuring the likes of Charles Adams, George Booth, Saul Steinberg, and James Thurber among countless acclaimed contributors. Not included in that

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