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When Philly pot law is relaxed, Ramsey vows police will ticket -- not arrest -- offenders

When Philly pot law is relaxed, Ramsey vows police will ticket -- not arrest -- offendersPot could be decriminalized in Philadelphia as soon as Oct. 20. Under legislation expected to be passed by City Council and signed by Mayor Michael Nutter in coming weeks, possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana

Pulitzer-prize-winning cartoonist Tony Auth dies at 72

Pulitzer-prize-winning cartoonist Tony Auth dies at 72Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist and NewsWorks artist-in-residence Tony Auth died Sunday at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania after a two-year struggle with cancer. He was 72.

Philly schools counting on cigarette-tax pingpong match to end

Philly schools counting on cigarette-tax pingpong match to endWill the pingpong game finally come to a rest? That's the question Philadelphia education advocates are asking as Pennsylvania's Legislature reconvenes Monday and promises to again consider authorizing a $2-per-pack tax on

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The gut-wrenching, stomach-turning consequences of international travel
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The gut-wrenching, stomach-turning consequences of international travel

Returning from vacation in a third-world land earlier this year, I developed traveler's diarrhea. I spent five full days in bed, getting up only to run to the john. I was so exhausted that I could barely hold my head up high
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Changing my mind about getting married — but don't call me 'wife'

Six months ago, in this very space, I wrote about saying no to marriage. Though the Supreme Court had struck down DOMA, though my partner and I had watched friends cross state borders to legalize their unions, I held firm,

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For Miss New Jersey, Atlantic City's story is her own

For Miss New Jersey, Atlantic City's story is her own

You don't have to tell Cierra Kaler-Jones about the challenges facing Atlantic City. The reigning Miss New Jersey, Kaler-Jones hails from nearby Galloway Township. The 21-year-old senior at Rutgers University is the
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Mütter Museum serves as magnet for artists looking for inspiration

Mütter Museum serves as magnet for artists looking for inspiration

One of the plays opening this weekend during the Philadelphia Fringe Festival is "The Body Lautrec," about the famous 19th century French painter, Henri Toulouse Lautrec, and his bones.
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