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Meet the world's newest piece of fruitCreating a great tasting strawberry is as much an art as it is a science.
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Taking steps to create a greener Catholic church

Taking steps to create a greener Catholic churchPope Francis' recent announcement about climate change was revelatory for many, but to some Catholics, respect for the natural environment was already part of their faith.

Homes needed for familes of patients during papal visit

Homes needed for familes of patients during papal visitA local nonprofit that provides housing for families visiting Philadelphia for medical treatment is looking for hosts for the papal visit this September.

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Gay rights picketer recalls 1965: 'Somebody had to get out and show their face in public'
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Gay rights picketer recalls 1965: 'Somebody had to get out and show their face in public'

Photographer Kay Lahusen is a longtime gay rights activist who was one of the original picketers at the first gay rights demonstration in Philadelphia. She remembers that Fourth of July in 1965: "Somebody had to get out and
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Activist looks back on gay and lesbian community, activism of '60s Philadelphia

Ada Bello, who emigrated to the United States from Cuba in the 1960s, found in Philadelphia a gay and lesbian community where she felt safe — even if it was behind closed doors. As she and her friends got more active, they

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Does beginner's luck really exist or is it all in our heads?

Does beginner's luck really exist or is it all in our heads?

Beginner's luck. It's an idea that's been around for generations. It even has its own Wikipedia page. But does it really exist?
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