Opioid use during pregnancy now a concern for health officials

Opioid use during pregnancy now a concern for health officials

Nationally, the number of babies suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome is up fivefold since 2000. The syndrome can occur if a woman abuses drugs while pregnant, leaving the baby with symptoms such as convulsions and

'You do what you can to stay positive' — Philadelphians rally for Puerto Rico at annual parade [photos]

'You do what you can to stay positive' — Philadelphians rally for Puerto Rico at annual parade [photos]

Philadelphia’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade is typically a festive celebration of the region’s cultural ties to the U.S. territory. On Sunday, however, the tone along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was serious and even

N.J. lawmakers urged to continue 2% salary cap in arbitrated police, fire deals

N.J. lawmakers urged to continue 2% salary cap in arbitrated police, fire deals

City and county officials in New Jersey are asking the state Legislature to maintain a limit on salary increases when arbitrators settle police and firefighters contracts. That limit — currently at 2 percent — expires at

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Essay: Taking it to the streets, then and now
Speak Easy | Samuel S. Flint

Essay: Taking it to the streets, then and now

Twice in my life I went to Washington, D.C., intending to commit civil disobedience. The first time was in October 1967; the second was in July 2017. Both times I felt I had to do everything I could to prevent senseless loss of

Speak Easy | David Woods

Essay: What do Americans see in British royalty?

Even though Americans dismissed the English king in 1776, they still, 250 years later, seem to have a residual affection for — and curiosity about — the British royals.

Speak Easy | Timothy Welbeck

Essay: Someone was watching over me on my first traffic stop for driving while black

The past several years have brought renewed attention to racial profiling and the epidemic of police brutality. This personal account of racial profiling has become one of many for me.

National Interest | Dick Polman

Health care candor: A top Republican gives away the game

As Senate Republicans gear up for one last college try to destroy Obamacare (because it has Obama's name on it) and to thus imperil the health and finances of millions of Americans (because these Republicans don't care), it was

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Stay or go? Philadelphia sounds off on the Rizzo statue controversy

Stay or go? Philadelphia sounds off on the Rizzo statue controversy

Ask Philadelphians for opinions on the Frank Rizzo statue, and you'll get some serious attitude. The city recently invited citizens to offer their opinions online about what should happen to the statue of the controversial

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