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    The Philadelphia Police today will hold a hearding on police misconduct today. The day-long hearing begins at 10 and is open to the public. Reporter Tom MacDonald will attend.

    The Union League today will induct its first female president. Jen Howard be on hand for the monumenous event.

    In case you hadn’t heard, Cliff Lee signed with the Phillies. Shai Ben-Yaacov and Lizz Fiedler will look into what this means for the city’s tax base and how New York fans feel about the ultimate slight.

    Arlene Ackerman, School District of Philadelphia superintendent, has been accused by State Rep. Mike McGeehan of suspending five employees who called public attention to the district’s no-bid contract. Dave Davies will speak with McGeehan, who’s spearheading the push for the district investigation.

    Peter Crimmins is working on two stories today: the donation of 400 works by women to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the unveling of the President’s House in Old City.

    Would a soda tax make people healthier? Carolyn Beeler investigates a study that says a soda tax wouldn’t make for a healthier city.

    Rape groups in the region are speaking up on behalf of victims who may be affected by TSA body scans and pat-downs. Research indicated rape victims maybe experience post-traumatic flashes from the security measure and that security officers should have PTSD sensitivity training.

    We’re bringing you all these stories and more today, including the impact on malls of Boscovs sheriff sales. What sounds most interesting to you today?

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