NewsWorks Tonight July 27, 2015 – Full Show

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    We review developments in municipalities’ preparations for Pope Francis’s September visit, including Philadelphia’s attempt to counter two unofficial detour maps circulating on social media, and Middletown Township in Bucks County declares state of emergency. Dave Davies examines a federal ruling overturning several of Pennsylvania’s requirements for third party candidates. Joe Hernandez reports on Gloucester County’s efforts to deal with the blight of “zombie foreclosures.” Elisabeth Perez-Luna looks at  Haitian immigrants in Philadelphia and other American cities who are protesting the deportation of Haitians from the Dominican Republic. Host Dave Heller and Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts discuss the discovery of over a thousand confirmed new planets. And Chris Satullo asks, will Reddit and Gawker mature from gossip websites into serious news outlets?

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