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6:09 AM / Tuesday January 28, 2020

Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Rutgers names university’s first Black president

January 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Jonathan Hollloway NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University named a high-ranking Northwestern University official as its new leader on Tuesday, making him the school’s first black president. Jonathan Holloway, 52, will start his new job on July 1 after receiving approval from the Rutgers Board of Governors. He will be the…

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Civil rights activist tweet: Was asked to give up train seat

January 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Sherrilyn Ifill (insert) BALTIMORE (AP) — Amtrak has apologized to civil rights attorney Sherrilyn Ifill after she said she was asked to give up her seat on a train at the start of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. Ifill described the incident — which sparked outrage from observers who drew comparisons of the…

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Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully

January 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A man walks in the crowd during a pro-gun rally, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Thousands of pro-gun supporters are expected at the rally to oppose gun control legislation like universal background checks that are being pushed by the newly elected Democratic legislature. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) By Alan Suderman And Sarah…

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How Trump’s impeachment differs from a criminal trial

January 24, 2020

By Eric Tucker Associated Press  WASHINGTON — Yes, it’s a trial — but the Senate’s impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump won’t resemble anything Americans have seen on Court TV. In Trump’s trial, the Senate will serve as both judge and jury. The Republicans who control the chamber can forge their own rules if they…

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley goes public with alopecia and baldness

January 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This image from video released courtesy of The Root and G/O Media shows Rep. Ayanna Pressley in a video posted Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, announcing that she has gone bald due to alopecia. The freshman Massachusetts’ Democrat made a touching video for The Root, the African American-focused online magazine, in which she revealed…

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Michelle Carter, of texting suicide case, freed from jail

January 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Michelle Carter leaves the Bristol County jail, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Dartmouth, Mass., after serving most of a 15-month manslaughter sentence for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in 2014. The 23-year-old, released three months early for good behavior, will serve five years of probation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) By Philip Marcelo…

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Former state lawmaker pleads guilty to stealing from charity

January 24, 2020

By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS  A former state representative faces three months in the Philadelphia jail after pleading guilty Thursday to charges she took money from a charity she established for the needy and spent it on vacations, clothing and other personal needs. Former Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell entered the pleas in Philadelphia, more than a…

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Study: Spotted lanternfly costing Pennsylvania $50M annually

January 24, 2020

By Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  The spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia that is wreaking havoc on valuable trees and vines, is costing the Pennsylvania economy about $50 million and eliminating nearly 500 jobs each year, according to a Penn State study released last Thursday. The study represents researchers’ first attempt to quantify the…

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Rabb, Howard introduce legislation that would ban carrying a firearm while intoxicated

January 24, 2020

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Chris Rabb, (D-200th District) and Kristine C. Howard, (D-Chester) today introduced legislation that would make Pennsylvania the latest state to prohibit licensed gun owners from carrying a concealed firearm while intoxicated. “Alcohol intoxication clouds judgement and dulls a person’s ability to discern the consequences of their actions,” Rabb said. “Similar to…

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff