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The role of flesh-eating beetles in forensics and bone research at Arcadia University

The role of flesh-eating beetles in forensics and bone research at Arcadia University The thought of flesh-eating beetles might turn your stomach, or send shivers down your spine.  But those feelings might – might – change if you knew how students and professors at Glenside's Arcadia University are
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Halloween is one sweet opening day for Mt. Airy candy shop

Halloween is one sweet opening day for Mt. Airy candy shopAsk Wendy Weinstein about her new candy shop in Mt. Airy and you'll hear what can only be described as dizzying excitement.
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Election Forum: Looking at Tuesday's election and longing for Philly's mayoral race

Election Forum: Looking at Tuesday's election and longing for Philly's mayoral raceAlthough Tuesday's election is viewed by many as a yawn, the election team from NewsWorks/WHYY found plenty to talk about at a lively forum Wednesday.

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Our overused F-word: A broken-window theory for civil language
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Our overused F-word: A broken-window theory for civil language

The F-word. This vulgar term for the act of sexual intercourse, which dates back to the early 16th century, was once limited to locker-room language. Now it shatters standards of civility everywhere.
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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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Voter turnout trends lower in distressed cities, but Harrisburg and Erie are exceptions

Voter turnout trends lower in distressed cities, but Harrisburg and Erie are exceptions

An analysis of Department of State data shows turnout in Pennsylvania's struggling communities in 2010 was down nearly 20 percent from 1994.
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Pharma coupons cut down out-of-pocket expenses for patients, but do they drive up healthcare costs?

Pharma coupons cut down out-of-pocket expenses for patients, but do they drive up healthcare costs?

Prescription drug sales in the U.S. totaled well over $300 billion in 2013. Medications are expensive, and especially new drugs often come with a very high price tag. But these days, consumers can cut down drug prices with the
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