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New Pa. lawmaker wants special prosecutor to investigate cases of police using deadly force

New Pa. lawmaker wants special prosecutor to investigate cases of police using deadly forceA Pennsylvania legislator says he plans to introduce a measure to take the power to prosecute police away from district attorneys and put it in the hands of special prosecutors.

Philly doing better with property tax collection

Philly doing better with property tax collectionPhiladelphia has come under fire in recent years for doing a lousy job collecting property taxes.
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VA hospital to be renamed in honor of Philly war hero Michael Crescenz

VA hospital to be renamed in honor of Philly war hero Michael Crescenz The Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be renamed after an unsung hero of the Vietnam War.

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Inspirational messages in 'The Prep School Negro' for Gesu School parents
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Inspirational messages in 'The Prep School Negro' for Gesu School parents

What if you got a golden ticket to climb out of poverty — only to discover more daunting problems as you climbed? This is the question posed by director André Lee in his riveting documentary, "The Prep School Negro,"

Sick of Rudolph, Frosty and George Bailey? Watch these Christmas flicks instead

Call me a Scrooge, but the older I get, the less time I have for sappy Christmas movies this time of year. I blame the emergence of the Hallmark Channel and those relentless profit-seeking movie distributors for the glut of

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Why smell is so closely connected to our memories and emotions

Why smell is so closely connected to our memories and emotions

Scent has the almost magical ability to transport us back to a specific time and place with one sniff. The holiday season is rife with these aromas: Pine takes us back to a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm of our youth, fresh
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