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4:28 AM / Sunday February 25, 2018

Week In Review

More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburb

February 24, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows civil defense workers and civilians inspecting a damaged building after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Syrian rescue workers and activists say the death…

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City: Fire left Philadelphia building ‘imminently dangerous’

February 24, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Courtesy of Philadelphia Fire Dept. associated press City officials say an early morning fire at a building in Philadelphia’s Old City has left the structure “imminently dangerous.’’ David Perri, commissioner of the Department of Licenses and Inspections, said the property appeared to be a “total loss.’’ After evaluating the damage Monday, the agency…

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Trump urges GOP to fight Pennsylvania’s congressional map

February 24, 2018

ABOVE CARTOON:  John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune, PA   By Marc Levy associated press HARRISBURG, Pa. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans to fight Pennsylvania’s new court-imposed map of congressional districts, issued a day earlier in a move expected to improve Democrats’ chances at chipping away at the GOP’s U.S. House majority. Trump…

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Ringing in a new era of Presidential portraiture, Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits are unveiled in Washington, DC

February 21, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley, oil on canvas, 2018. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley.   Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald are the first Black artists to be commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to paint a presidential couple.   By Taylor Dafoe ARTNET.COM History was made Monday morning in Washington,…

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Florida bill would let bullied students go to private school

February 21, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Naples)   By Terry Spencer ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — From third to fifth grade, Alyson Hochstedler says bullies slammed her son into lockers and punched him. One threatened to stab him. The public school’s administration did little to stop his tormentors, she says, so the mother of five…

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Students: Shooting suspect harassed peers, bragged about gun

February 21, 2018

By Kelli Kennedy associated press PARKLAND, Fla.  — Students and neighbors describe the suspect in the deadly rampage at a Florida high school as a troubled teenager who threatened and harassed peers, talked about killing animals, posed with guns in disturbing photos on social media, and bragged about target practice in his backyard with a…

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Philadelphians take to the streets to celebrate Super Bowl

February 9, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Eagles fans celebrate the first-time Super Bowl win on South Broad Street between Walnut and Arch Streets.   (Photo: K-Len Anderson) associated press The Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl victory set off a celebration that has been 58 years in the making. Just as Nick Foles and the Eagles clinched a surprising 41-33 victory…

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Democratic Party chair resigns under pressure from Wolf

February 9, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Marcel Groen   By Marc Levy Associated Press HARRISBURG,Pa.–Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party chairman resigned Friday, acceding to Gov. Tom Wolf’s request that he step down in the wake of conflicting messages over how the party should respond to sexual misconduct allegations against politicians and party officials. The last straw seemed to be Marcel Groen’s…

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US investigators say deadly Amtrak train crash preventable

February 9, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Wreckage is seen near the scene of where an Amtrak train carrying multiple Republican lawmakers crashed into a garbage truck in Crozet, Va., on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican policy retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck in a rural Virginia town…

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Indians removing Chief Wahoo logo from game uniforms in 2019

February 2, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Chief Wahoo logo (Background photo: By Henryk Sadura/shutterstock) By Tom Withers associated press CLEVELAND — Divisive and hotly debated, the Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians’ uniform next year. The polarizing mascot is coming off the team’s jersey sleeves and caps starting in the 2019 season, a move that will…

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Go With The-Flo

Tamron Hall helps raise funds for the Apollo Theatre Foundation at the annual “Dining With The Divas” luncheon

February 22, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tamron Hall (Debby Wong/shutterstock)   By Florence Anthony Joking about her mother’s daughter being “unemployed”...

Color Of Money

Q&A with Ken Chenault, former CEO of American Express

February 22, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  CEO and Chairman of American Express Kenneth Chenault attends LMCC gala & benefit dinner at...

Food And Beverage

Throw a Hot-Pot Dinner Party

February 22, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Caribbean Hot-Pot Broth with Papaya Pica Sauce   Family Features Heat up your next get-together...

Seniors

The secret to sticking to your resolutions just may lie in your Medicare benefits

February 22, 2018

BPT Despite our best intentions, 80 percent of us have given up on our New Year’s resolutions...

Health

Newly launched Cancer.com provides much needed personalized support for people impacted by cancer

February 22, 2018

BPT Whether you’ve helped a family member through treatment or are facing a diagnosis yourself, hearing the...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of Feb. 25

February 22, 2018

All Signs: This is the last week of the year when the Sun is in Aquarius. A...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff