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Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Sheriff Rochelle Bilal celebrates first year of results and service to the Philadelphia community

January 21, 2021

The Office of the Philadelphia Sheriff underwent an historic change in leadership when Rochelle Bilal was sworn into office on January 6, 2020. The Bilal administration inherited a host of organizational, cultural, and financial issues from the previous administration. Nevertheless, the newly elected Sheriff was up to the challenge of implementing the reforms needed to…

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Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Rachel Levine  (Photo/WH) By Will Weissert ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — President Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine…

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The Germantown Community Fridge

January 21, 2021

By Kharisma McIlwaine In 1994, Congress declared Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday and a day of service. Every year, on the third Monday of January, people continue to honor the late Dr. King’s legacy by volunteering in their respective communities.  On Monday, January 18, a group of Philadelphians gathered in Germantown to…

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GOP proposal to elect judges by zone advances by single vote

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: State Rep. Margo Davidson and State Rep. David Millard (Photos: PA House) By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED  PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — A legislative panel last Wednesday narrowly approved a proposal to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to elect state appeals court judges by zone, a movement largely motivated by Republicans’ anger over recent rulings from…

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Vice President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff arrive at the steps of the U.S. Capitol for the start of the official inauguration ceremonies, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By Kathleen Ronayne And Alexandra Jaffe Associated Press  WASHINGTON  — Vice President…

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Deep South falls behind in coronavirus vaccine drive

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the Mississippi Air and Army National Guard Guard receive the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Flowood, Miss. The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but some states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) By Sudhin…

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US seeks 15-21 months in prison for ex-Atlantic City mayor

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr., leaves the North Wildwood Municipal Court in North Wildwood, N.J. Federal prosecutors are seeking a 15-21-month prison term for the former mayor of Atlantic City who pleaded guilty to stealing money from a youth basketball program he had founded. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021,…

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Navalny’s arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Alexei Navalny and his wife Yuliastand in line at the passport control after arriving at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Russia’s prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov) By Geir Moulson and Daria Litvinova ASSOCIATED…

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NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

January 21, 2021

By Paul J. Weber and Michael R. Sisak ASSOCIATED PRESS  AUSTIN, Texas  — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York, where a state lawsuit is trying to put the organization out of…

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