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As Nutter weighs decriminalizing pot, arrests continue in cities with similar law

As Nutter weighs decriminalizing pot, arrests continue in cities with similar lawAs pressure mounts for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to sign a bill passed by City Council decriminalizing the possession of about an ounce or less of marijuana, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is remaining firm in his

Through bonds of mentorship, Philly student defies culture of low expectations

Through bonds of mentorship, Philly student defies culture of low expectationsWhile the Philadelphia School District grapples with systemic funding shortfalls, students rely now more than ever on relationships with adults outside of the school system. This is the story of the power of one such

Delaware bankruptcy judge approves Fisker's liquidation plan

Delaware bankruptcy judge approves Fisker's liquidation planA Delaware bankruptcy judge has finalized a Chapter 11 liquidation plan for Fisker Automotive.

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In defense of a 'Bad Mother': Debra Harrell's village fails her
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In defense of a 'Bad Mother': Debra Harrell's village fails her

It takes a village to shame a mother. That's what happened this month in South Carolina, where 46-year-old Debra Harrell was charged with unlawful conduct toward her child, a felony that carries up to 10 years in jail.
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Unpacking the pack rat to find art in the every day

Here's how I used to judge art: The more it looked like I could make it, the less I liked it. My rule worked well for impressionism and modern art, but recently fell apart when I discovered ephemera.

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2 arrested, charged in carjacking that killed 3 children in North Philadelphia

2 arrested, charged in carjacking that killed 3 children in North Philadelphia

The crimes shocked a city. Now, two men have been charged in connection with a Friday morning carjacking that left three children dead and their mother in critical condition after a stolen SUV careened into a charity fruit
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3 tips for identifying poison ivy — beyond 'leaves of three'

3 tips for identifying poison ivy — beyond 'leaves of three'

For the past few summers, Elkins Park homeowner Laura Frank has been managing the poison ivy in her yard on her own. This year, though, the patch in her front yard exploded, seemingly overnight.
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