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6:57 AM / Saturday February 24, 2018

Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Gunmen torch churches, kill scores in Nigeria

July 5, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  In this photo taken in January, a burned house is pictured following an attack by gunmen, in Wada Chakawa, Yola, Nigeria. Before the usher could finish warning worshippers of the gunmen approaching, the attackers were storming into the church, locking the main door, exploding homemade bombs and firing into the congregation. The shooting…

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Justices: Can’t make employers cover contraception

July 5, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Customers walk to a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 30, 2014. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that employers can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The Hobby Lobby chain of arts-and-crafts stores is by far…

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Now what? Corbett refuses to sign $29.1B budget

July 5, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Corbett. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)   By Marc Levy and Peter Jackson Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania lawmakers sent Gov. Tom Corbett a $29.1 billion election-year spending plan shortly before Monday’s midnight deadline and after hours of intense partisan debate, but Corbett said he was not ready to sign it. “I will…

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Groundhog Day: Funding Crisis in the Philadelphia Public Schools (part two)

July 5, 2014

committee of seventy Part two of Groundhog Day… continues to answer the questions that will help understand the situation at Philadelphia’s embattled School District. Will any of these funding ideas get enacted?   It’s hard to predict. Once Council gets back from summer recess in September, everything they do will be with the 2015 races…

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Girl, 3, ID’d as victim of Italian ice shop door

July 5, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Investigators look over the debris of a fallen security door outside a Rita’s Water Ice store in the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Investigators tell Philly.com that the metal security door detached and fell on a 3-year-old girl who died. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)   Associated Press  Authorities are investigating…

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Obama faces advocate demands on immigration

July 5, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Photos of the belongings of an 11-year-old Guatemalan immigrant whose body was discovered on June 15 are displayed during a press conference Monday June 30, 2014 in Edinburg, Texas. When authorities found the body of the 11-year-old boy in South Texas, a phone number for his brother in Chicago was scribbled on the…

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Blackonomics: Race to the bottom

July 5, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  President Obama’s election was historic but why is Black America falling behind?  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)   By James Clingman, NNPA Columnist If you and your children were sitting at the dinner table, with no food and no prospects for getting any, what would you say to them and what would you do? …

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Fifty years later the 1964 Civil Rights Act is still under assault

July 5, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  In July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson reaches to shake hands with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after presenting the civil rights leader with one of the 72 pens used to sign the Civil Rights Act in Washington. Surrounding the president, from left, are, Rep. Roland Libonati, D-Ill., Rep. Peter Rodino, D-N.J.,…

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Palestinians say Israeli extremists killed boy

July 5, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu eulogizes three Israeli teens who were abducted and killed in the West Bank during their joint funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Tens of thousands of mourners converged Tuesday in central Israel for the funeral service for three teenagers found dead in the…

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Well-heeled: Tips for picking high heels that are better for your feet

July 5, 2014

BPT Few relationships in a woman’s life are as love-hate as the one she has with her high heels. We love them because they look great and make legs appear longer and leaner, helping petite women appear taller and tall women statuesque. The hate, however, comes when the pain begins. According to an American Podiatric…

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