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6:52 AM / Tuesday April 13, 2021

Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Pennsylvania election law reforms won’t be ready for primary

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. Rep. Seth Grove  (Photo/Pa. House) By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — Five months after the state’s narrow and bitterly contested presidential race drew Republican claims of improper election procedures, it’s clear no changes will be enacted in time for Pennsylvania’s spring primary election. The GOP majorities in both legislative chambers…

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City announces Phase 4 of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance Program

April 9, 2021

On April 5, the City of Philadelphia announced that PHLRentAssist Phase 4 —the City’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program — is now open to landlords and tenants.   Phase 4 of the program helps people pay their rent and utilities who have experienced financial hardship because of COVID-19. Previous phases did not include utilities,…

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AP-NORC poll: Majority in US back easier voter registration

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Nov. 6, 2020 file photo, ballots are counted at the Allegheny County Election Division warehouse on the Northside of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) By Christina A. Cassidy and Hannah Fingerhut ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Democrats’ proposals to overhaul voting in the U.S. won solid — although not overwhelming —…

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US Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84; was impeached as judge

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., speaks during a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hastings, the longtime Congressman from Florida has died after a two-year fight with pancreatic cancer. The Palm Beach County Democrat died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, according to his chief of…

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Floyd’s family takes its seat in ex-officer’s murder trial

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Terrence Floyd, brother of George Floyd, speaks during a prayer service at Greater Friendship Missionary Church, as The Rev. Al Sharpton, left, his brother Philonise Floyd and attorney Ben Crump, right, place their hands on his back, Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP) By Steve Karnowski ASSOCIATED PRESS …

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Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People walk through Terminal 4 of the Sky Harbor International Airport, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Phoenix. (Kirby Lee via AP) By Candice Choi ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and…

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Can I still spread the coronavirus after I’m vaccinated?

April 9, 2021

By Marion Renault ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Can I still spread the coronavirus after I’m vaccinated? It’s possible. Experts say the risk is low but are still studying how well the shots blunt the spread of the virus. The current vaccines are highly effective at preventing people from getting seriously sick with COVID-19. But…

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A chance to ‘rise’: St. Louis elects 1st Black female mayor

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters serenade and celebrate St. Louis Mayor-elect Tishaura Jones’ victory during her watch party Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in St. Louis. Jones, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the criminal justice system’s “arrest and incarcerate” model, won election Tuesday and will take over as the first Black…

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Hulu to produce, release ‘1619 Project’ documentary series

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this combination photo, Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers at the premiere of the film “A Wrinkle In Time” in London on March 13, 2018, left, and cover art for a special issue of The New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project. Hulu, Winfrey and Lionsgate are partnering with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole…

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Rapper DMX on life support after heart attack, lawyer says

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: DMX (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File) By Dave Collins and Jonathan Landrum Jr. associated press DMX’s longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was on life support Saturday evening at White Plains Hospital. “He had a heart attack. He’s quite ill,” Richman said. Richman said he could not confirm reports that DMX,…

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