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Reading program hopes to help Philly kids give 'summer slide' the slip

Reading program hopes to help Philly kids give 'summer slide' the slipEducation experts have long advocated for parents to keep their kids engaged in learning over the summer – when skills picked up during the school year can get rusty. That "summer slide" can be especially tough on students

Barnes architects, 'Skyspace' creator to be awarded National Medal of Arts

Barnes architects, 'Skyspace' creator to be awarded National Medal of Arts President Barack Obama will award the National Medal of Arts to 12 artists, including Bille Tsien and Tod Williams, architects of the new Barnes Foundation building in Philadelphia, and James Turrell, the designer of "Skyspace"

South Jersey woman hopes wasabi ginger chips win her $1M prize

South Jersey woman hopes wasabi ginger chips win her $1M prizeA Deptford, New Jersey woman is among four finalists in Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" contest, which asks snack food fans to submit their ideas for a new type of potato chip.

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Unpacking the pack rat to find art in the every day
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Unpacking the pack rat to find art in the every day

Here's how I used to judge art: The more it looked like I could make it, the less I liked it. My rule worked well for impressionism and modern art, but recently fell apart when I discovered ephemera.

The NewsWorks 6 — famous newsworthy groupings from the Philly region

The 40th anniversary next week of the Philadelphia 11 — the first women ordained as Episcopal priests — has us remembering some other prominent news stories about groups of people reduced in headlines to a number.

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Doctor's quick action kept Darby hospital gunman from killing others, authorities say

Doctor's quick action kept Darby hospital gunman from killing others, authorities say

The man who killed a 53-year old caseworker and wounded a doctor at the Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital in Delaware County Thursday planned to kill more people, authorities say.
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3 tips for identifying poison ivy — beyond 'leaves of three'

3 tips for identifying poison ivy — beyond 'leaves of three'

For the past few summers, Elkins Park homeowner Laura Frank has been managing the poison ivy in her yard on her own. This year, though, the patch in her front yard exploded, seemingly overnight.
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