Murphy receives first batch of public financing in N.J. general election

Murphy receives first batch of public financing in N.J. general election

The Democratic nominee in the New Jersey gubernatorial race has received $1.2 million in matching funds from the state, kicking off a contest that is expected to cost millions more in the coming months.

Juvenile 'lifer' gets show of support before new sentencing hearing in Philly

Juvenile 'lifer' gets show of support before new sentencing hearing in Philly

Activists held a demonstration at a Philadelphia church on Sunday in support of Kempis "Ghani" Songster and other juvenile offenders have been given sentences of life in prison without parole. 

Trio in Congress from Philly region address water contamination through military spending bill

Trio in Congress from Philly region address water contamination through military spending bill

Three area congressmen successfully added amendments concerning drinking water contamination to a must-pass military spending bill.  The larger bill will get a vote later in the year. 

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Florida teens filmed a man's drowning death. Compassion died that day, too
The Philadelphia Experiment | Solomon Jones

Florida teens filmed a man's drowning death. Compassion died that day, too

The two-minute video is chilling. Not just because it features five teens standing along the banks of a pond in Cocoa, Florida, laughing as they watch a man drown. It is also chilling because it reveals something about our

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Essay: If people get interracial marriage wrong, it can be worse with divorce

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Gallup polls Americans on smoking, marijuana use, and McCain's image

Gallup polls Americans on smoking, marijuana use, and McCain's image

NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup's Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

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