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New lawsuit against Pa. Catholic dioceses demand more secrets be revealed
Two people who have accused priests of molestation in Philadelphia have filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and
6 hours ago
Should the accused Tree of Life shooter be executed? It depends on who you ask
The Tree of Life shooting, which left 11 Jewish worshippe
7 hours ago
Challenger Butkovitz: Philly Mayor Kenney ‘nothing to anybody’
While Butkovitz has been a party ward leader and elected official for decades, not a single union leader or prominent Democrat stood with him at his announcement.
Orthodox Jews use gene science to protect family and tradition
Certain hereditary diseases were stalking close-knit Jewish communities before a rabbi turned genetic screening into a courtship custom.
9 hours ago
GoFundMe benefit scheme: Couple charged, homeless man in custody
It's not exactly clear what happened with the money, though Bobbitt's attorney has said it's all gone.
New Jersey’s recidivism rate plummets 19 percent over past six years
New Jersey’s rate of prison recidivism has dropped by 19 percent over six years, with fewer than three in 10 of those released winding up reincarcerated within three years.
10 hours ago
Delaware schools receive $438,000 for career pathway programs
Twenty Delaware school districts or charters will receive a total of $438,000 in federal grants to expand high school career pathway programs.
Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California
At least 56 people were killed, with 130 others missing.
11 hours ago
Trump is reshaping the judiciary. A breakdown by race, gender and qualification
The Trump administration has already written the opening chapters of what could be its most enduring legacy: the makeup of the federal courts.
12 hours ago
Proposed Washington Avenue overhaul wins resident support
DRWC has sought to redesign a series of “connector streets” to the river — and Washington Avenue is the latest effort.
Forging family through adoption
Tara and Alan Atchison couldn’t have biological children. Here’s how they made a family anyway.
Senate Republicans, Democrats re-elect leaders with little fanfare in Pa.
State Senators held their leadership elections this week, and both Republicans and Democrats chose to retain the same members for top pos
13 hours ago
As Philly clears another encampment, what happened to homeless in previous sweep?
On Monday afternoon, a row of tents ran end to end in the Frankford Avenue underpass just north of Lehigh Avenue in Philadelphia’s Kens
14 hours ago
Good Samaritans rescue 5 after small boat capsizes
Two Good Samaritans rescued five people from a back bay off Avalon after their small boat capsized early Tuesday evening, authorities sa
16 hours ago
Can this New Jersey lighthouse be saved?
An intense wind from the west frothed the Delaware Bay and tore at the signs activists held as they gathered on the beach near the East P
17 hours ago
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