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Week In Review

Study: Violent crime has spiked in Haiti’s cities

March 12, 2012

The preliminary findings in the report titled “Haiti’s Urban Crime Wave?” speak to rising concerns among Haitians that their country is entering a period of political turmoil that could thwart efforts to help rebuild in the aftermath of the powerful January 2010 earthquake.

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OARC cancels this year’s West Oak Lane Festival

March 12, 2012

This year, the Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation (OARC) will not host a West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival. Created in 2003, this free festival was held annually in June, and completed its 8th year in 2011. Over the years, the festival attracted audiences of up to a half-million people…

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Senate committee passes Pennsylvania voter ID bill to floor

March 12, 2012

The Pennsylvania state Senate Appropriations Committee voted 15-11 last week to send a bill requiring voters to produce a photo identification card at their polling place to the full Senate. The bill, House Bill 934, is expected to receive final consideration there on Wednesday.

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Black History Month: White House honoring unsung heroes

March 5, 2012

During Black History Month, we pause to salute and reflect on the contributions African Americans have made to the rich fabric that makes up the United States. There are many untold stories that reveal the best of Americans who stepped up when duty called…

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Parker: Forced ultrasound legislation is extreme violation

March 5, 2012

Parker, said H.B. 1077, purported to be the “Women’s Right to Know Act,” is nothing of the kind. Its intent has nothing to do with the protection of women but has everything to do with the subjugation, degradation and control of women in order to prevent them from making critical decisions…

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Loved and hated, Andrew Breitbart dies in LA at 43

March 5, 2012

The conservative media publisher and activist who died Thursday was embraced by anti-tax, conservative tea partiers and reviled by liberals for his Internet investigations that brought down politicians and chastised mainstream journalism.

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Obama takes tougher stance on higher education

February 27, 2012

Access to college has been the driving force in federal higher education policy for decades. But the Obama administration is pushing a fundamental agenda shift that aggressively brings a new question into the debate: What are people getting for their money?

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Six of 10 on ethics panel quit Waters case

February 27, 2012

All five Republicans on the House ethics committee and the panel’s ranking Democrat withdrew from a long-standing investigation of Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California on Friday to avoid further questions about their impartiality.

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff