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U.S. holiday fuels worries about skyrocketing coronavirus cases
Experts fear celebrations for the Fourth of July weekend will act like rocket fuel for the nation’s surging coronavirus outbreak.
46 mins ago
Philly gets first Arabic newspaper in 118 years thanks to ‘Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary’
The collaborators behind the Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary Journal distributed 2,500 copies of the paper’s first quarterly across Philadelphia in May.
3 hours ago
Delaware group collects COVID-19 history for future research
The Hagley Library has collected more than a million online documents in an effort to preserve information about the response to COVID-19 for future historians.
5 hours ago
States shatter coronavirus records as officials eye holiday weekend with alarm
Both Florida and South Carolina reported their highest-ever daily totals for new cases. But they're not alone: The caseload is spiking across the U.S.
15 hours ago
Boy dies after pulled from pool at Wildwood resort
Authorities say a 6-year-old Philadelphia boy died after he was pulled from a pool at a resort on the New Jersey shore.
17 hours ago
‘People aren’t stupid’: Pence’s virus spin tests credibility
Vice President Mike Pence has long played the straight man to Donald Trump, translating the president's bombast into more measured, calming language.
Why some young people fear social isolation more than COVID-19
It's not that young adults aren't worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of dying by suicide. Finding ways to foster bonds is crucial.
19 hours ago
International flights are ramping up. Slowly. And with plenty of caveats
As governments worldwide ease lockdown restrictions and lift bans on international travel, travelers will have lots of questions about how to proceed.
20 hours ago
Fourth of July protests in Philly bring calls for Mumia’s freedom, support for Black trans people
WIth no official parade or fireworks displays this year, protesters in Philly are using the Fourth of July to fight against racism.
22 hours ago
For some Black Americans, love of country means holding it accountable
For many Black Americans, patriotism is complicated because the promises of the U.S. aren't fulfilled equally.
Wolf’s mask order inflames partisan fight over virus
Republicans are objecting to the Pennsylvania Democrat’s use of power, to wearing a mask itself and to what they call confusion it's causing.
24 hours ago
Planning to celebrate the 4th? What to know about the risks of parties and bars
With new infections climbing in most states, infectious disease experts discourage group get-togethers, especially one that involves drinking.
1 day ago
Pocono summer camps hit hard by COVID-19 and visa restrictions
Two key factors contributed to summer camp closures this year: COVID-19 and visa restrictions that barred the international workforce the industry relies upon heavily.
Wilma Theater adapts for COVID performances with ideas from the past
To maintain social distancing for theater performances, the Philadelphia company is taking cues from Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre.
On the brink, rural hospitals brace for new surge in COVID-19 cases
"That's the tough part about all this, because you get all ready for this big emergency and then nothing happens and then you have to fight complacency a little bit,"
2 days ago
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