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Turkey giveaways feed hundreds in Northwest Philly this Thanksgiving [gallery]

Turkey giveaways feed hundreds in Northwest Philly this Thanksgiving [gallery]In recent days, private companies and public officials have been working to ensure hundreds of needy Northwest Philadelphians have the turkeys they need for Thanksgiving dinner.

Abraham poll shows her running first in Philly mayoral race

Abraham poll shows her running first in Philly mayoral racePerhaps Democratic state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams isn't the frontrunner in the race for Philadelphia's next mayor after all? A survey commissioned by former District Attorney Lynne Abraham's campaign shows her running first

Food donations rise over holidays, but need in NJ outpaces generosity

Food donations rise over holidays, but need in NJ outpaces generosityAs attention to charities increases during the holiday season, food banks in New Jersey are seeing an uptick in donations. But it won't be enough to meet ever-rising demands.

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25 years after Berlin Wall's end, remembering a rough re-unification
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25 years after Berlin Wall's end, remembering a rough re-unification

As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's demise, I often think back to the first time I visited the newly re-unified Germany. Coming to terms with post-1989 Germany has not been simple for its residents.
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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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Food donations rise over holidays, but need in NJ outpaces generosity

Food donations rise over holidays, but need in NJ outpaces generosity

As attention to charities increases during the holiday season, food banks in New Jersey are seeing an uptick in donations. But it won't be enough to meet ever-rising demands.
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The need for space tourism, explained by an astronaut in 90 seconds

The need for space tourism, explained by an astronaut in 90 seconds

In the wake of two recent commercial space mishaps, it's fair to ask: Does space tourism help or hinder space exploration? "To me," says former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, "the answer is clear — commercial space ventures
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