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  • April 15, 2014 |  That's History

    The death penalty, politics and the Boston Marathon bombing

    Should accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev receive the death penalty?
  • April 15, 2014

    Scraps of metal, sounds of Metal Eyes combine in 'waste music' installation

    At a current intallation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, two guys will be standing on these bales of shredded metal, shredding m...
  • April 15, 2014

    Philly starts handing out library cards to students who didn't request them

    The Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia School District have teamed up to distribute personalized library cards to every student without...
  • April 15, 2014

    60th anniversary of polio vaccine, first administered in Pa.

    If you're of a certain age, you may remember as a child being given a sugar cube in a small paper cup. But what you may thought was a treat was i...
  • April 15, 2014

    Explainer: Why N.J. might raid environmental programs to pay for open space

    Is it right to take money from environmental clean-up programs to buy open space? That is the dilemma facing lawmakers in New Jersey.
  • April 15, 2014 |  Dave Davies Off Mic

    Milton Street for mayor again - seriously?

    I should be happy, I suppose. Nobody over the years has been more funto write about than T. Milton Street, the city's ultimate bad boy who'...
  • April 15, 2014 |  National Interest

    Real voter fraud is curbing the right to vote

    Can you imagine how today's Republicans would respond if a major civil rights bill was on the table?
  • April 15, 2014 |  Auth - Behind the Lines

    Putin's long ultranational nightmare

    Having once proclaimed the demise of the Soviet Union as the greatest catastrophe of the twentieth century, Vladimir Putin appears to be trying to res...