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U.S. abortion rate falls to lowest level since Roe v. Wade

U.S. abortion rate falls to lowest level since Roe v. Wade

The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationwide, a new report finds.

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Trump ‘worst possible scenario’ for climate, says Penn State scientist

Trump ‘worst possible scenario’ for climate, says Penn State scientist

"If you’d asked me a year ago, ‘What’s the worst possible scenario that might play out in the election when it comes to U.S. action on climate?’ I couldn’t have outlined anything much more bleak than what we’ve

U.S. Senator Bob Casey is in the zone

U.S. Senator Bob Casey is in the zone

His first two bills of the 115th Congress focus on creating opportunity zones.

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Philly progressive group to train hundreds to run for office
Off Mic | Dave Davies

Philly progressive group to train hundreds to run for office

As the nation prepares for Donald Trump's inauguration, a newly formed group of Philadelphia progressive Democrats will gather Wednesday night to make plans to run for grass-roots political offices.

Speak Easy | Leah Holstein

Essay: The ACA protects all of us, whether we know it or not

When people complain about premiums being higher under the Affordable Care Act, they don't realize that they also need the new protections they are paying for, even if they're perfectly healthy.

The Philadelphia Experiment | Solomon Jones

Trump, John Lewis and Steve Harvey: What would Martin say?

As the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump looms ever larger on the horizon, I celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a volatile mix of emotions.

National Interest | Dick Polman

The egalitarian ideal: Lincoln foreshadowed Martin Luther King

I refuse to soil Martin Luther King Day by parsing the repugnant toddler's tweets about John Lewis. This national celebration is supposed to lift us up, not sink us in the sewer. Suffice it to say that sliming a bloodied civil

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Former Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo dies

Former Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo dies

Nicodemo ‘Little Nicky’ Scarfo, the tyrannical mob boss who ruled the Philadelphia underworld in the 1980s died while serving a 55-year prison sentence at a federal medical center in North Carolina over the weekend. He was

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Vera Rubin's son reflects on how she paved the way for women

Vera Rubin's son reflects on how she paved the way for women

His mother wasn’t sure what to do, and the Rubin family was weighing her options around the dinner table. It was 1975, and astrophysicist Vera Rubin had been invited to give a lecture to the Washington Philosophical Society -

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