Seeking academic middle: How one group works to boost college completion in Philly

Seeking academic middle: How one group works to boost college completion in Philly

George Washington High School in Northeast Philadelphia has three guidance counselors for 1,700 students. Those seeking individual attention need to be one of two things, said recent graduate Tyreek Thompkins:  Really

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Photographers learn to paint with light in historic Laurel Hill Cemetery

Photographers learn to paint with light in historic Laurel Hill Cemetery

Ornate gravestones cast long shadows as 14 photo enthusiasts set out on foot from the gatehouse at Laurel Hill Cemetery on a Friday evening in early June.

Want to run for public office? There's now a how-to guide online for that

Want to run for public office? There's now a how-to guide online for that

Ever think about running for office?  There's a new website that will give you all the information you need to launch a campaign in Philadelphia.

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After Britain's E.U. exit, maybe there’s light at the end of the Chunnel
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After Britain's E.U. exit, maybe there’s light at the end of the Chunnel

Well, they've done it: Defying torrential rain and the predictions of the pundits — including bookmakers caught flat-footed offering odds of 5-1 against Britain's exit from the European Union hours before the vote — some 4

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The Philadelphia Zoo is not your mother's zoo

When the silverback gorilla Harambe was killed in May at the Cincinnati Zoo, I thought of Massa, the 400-pound gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo, whom my mother claimed fell in love with her.

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'Brexit' polling: What comes next?

'Brexit' polling: What comes next?

Britain's historic vote to the leave the European Union has the world wondering: What comes next? NewsWorks Tonight's Dave Heller spoke with honorary U.K. consul in Philadelphia, Oliver Franklin, for answers.

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Tough times for Silicon Valley’s diagnostic wunderkind and her multi-billion dollar company, Theranos

Tough times for Silicon Valley’s diagnostic wunderkind and her multi-billion dollar company, Theranos

The company is under scrutiny from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Food and Drug Administration, largely due to reporting that began last October, by the Wall Street Journal's investigative reporter John

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