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Court turns down Philly DA in cop-killing case

October 14, 2011

Philadelphia prosecutors must pursue a second death-penalty sentence for convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal or accept a life sentence after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to review the racially charged case.

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Debt-crippled Pa. capital files for bankruptcy

October 14, 2011

Pennsylvania’s distressed capital city filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, citing “imminent jeopardy” from lawsuits related to a debt-saddled municipal incinerator and setting up a power struggle between the mayor and City Council.

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The Toughest Obit I’ve Ever Written

October 14, 2011

In the 20 years that I’ve been a reporter, I’ve written probably a lot of obituaries. And with most of them, after I’ve written all of the standard information, I usually ask the question of the family of the deceased: “If there were anything that you would want people to know about your loved one, what would that be?”

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Corbett’s education reform plan misses the mark

October 14, 2011

The Corbett Administration’s education plan misses the mark by focusing on tuition vouchers and expansion of charter schools, which could undermine vital support for the public schools attended by nearly 90 percent of the state’s school children, according to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.

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18th Annual Philly Cares Day to be held Oct. 22

October 9, 2011

Greater Philadelphia Cares will mobilize more than 7,000 volunteers on Saturday, October 22 for the 18th annual Philly Cares Day. Projects will be held at more than 100 sites throughout the region, including schools, community spaces, and recreation centers.

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