In suburban Pa., district chooses to defend suit over transgender policy

In suburban Pa., district chooses to defend suit over transgender policy

A suburban Philadelphia school district has opted to defend its policy on transgender students in the face of a recent lawsuit.

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Congress overturns internet privacy regulation

Congress overturns internet privacy regulation

The House of Representatives has gone along with the Senate and voted 215-205 to overturn a yet-to-take-effect regulation that would have required Internet service providers — like Comcast, Verizon and Charter — to get

Judge to lawyer looking to quit Philly DA Seth Williams' case: Too bad

Judge to lawyer looking to quit Philly DA Seth Williams' case: Too bad

The defense lawyer representing indicted Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams walked into a federal courtroom Tuesday hoping he could stop representing Williams, since, as he told the judge, "I've received zero dollars

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Russia and Kushner and Nunes, oh my!
National Interest | Dick Polman

Russia and Kushner and Nunes, oh my!

There's so much consequential stuff going on right now — Trump's sabotage of American leadership on climate change, the NRA's gun-loving legislation pending in Congress, to name just two — that it's almost painful to return

The Philadelphia Experiment | Solomon Jones

On Gorsuch decision, Casey put people before politics

Despite his tenuous political position as a Democrat facing reelection in a state won by Republican President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey chose his constituents over threats from a well-funded opposition.

Speak Easy | Cecily Alexandria

Essay: 'See you later' is more a hope than a promise

I just returned home from my godfather's funeral. It is still unbelievable to me. The man was 90 years old, so it's in some ways not surprising. However, when a person lives that long, it's just as surprising as with anyone

National Interest | Dick Polman

Saying no to the GOP's Supreme Court theft

Senate Democratic leaders intend to filibuster Neil Gorsuch, which basically means that Trump's high court nominee will face a high  hurdle — 60 votes instead of 51. Democrats want to make his ascent as difficult as

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With corruption case against associate dropped, where does former Pa. treasurer stand?

With corruption case against associate dropped, where does former Pa. treasurer stand?

Good news for Chester County businessman Richard Ireland. His corruption case was dismissed yesterday by a federal judge. 

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Sharks aren't just for boys: Gills Club inspires aspiring female biologists

Sharks aren't just for boys: Gills Club inspires aspiring female biologists

It's no secret that there are fewer women than men in a lot of STEM fields. One group is trying to target that problem by inspiring a specific group of young girls — those who are interested in becoming shark biologists.

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