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Week In Review

J&J agrees to pay $230M to settle New York opioid claim

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: New York Attorney General Letitia James addresses a news conference at her office, in New York, Friday, May 21, 2021. James said Friday that an ongoing investigation surrounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo will “conclude when it concludes,” and said she has ignored criticism from his top aide that the probe is politically motivated. (AP…

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Stories of survival keep hope alive as rescuers race clock

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A person looks at photos of missing people at a make-shift memorial outside St. Joseph Catholic Church near the Champlain Towers South condo, Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. Many people were still unaccounted for after Thursday’s fatal collapse. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Bobby Caina Calvan ASSOCIATED PRESS  For 17 days, Reshma…

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Bill Cosby freed from prison, his sex conviction overturned

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby’s lawyers have filed Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, a list of more than 10 alleged trial errors as they try to undo his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison…

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Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction overturned by court

June 30, 2021

By MARYCLAIRE DALE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. Cosby has served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He had vowed to…

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‘It lessens my bills’: $500 payments tested in upstate NY

June 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A woman leans out of a window to smoke in Ellenville, N.Y., Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Less than 100 miles north of New York City, Ulster County is popular destination for weekenders headed to Woodstock or the Catskill Mountains. Though pretty, there are pockets of poverty. The county is working with the Center…

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Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities

June 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk along the street next to a homeless encampment as temperatures continue to soar past 115-degrees Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) By Anita Snow ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHOENIX — Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren’t just annoying, they’re deadly. The record-breaking temperatures…

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‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

June 18, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court preserved insurance coverage for millions of Americans Thursday, rejecting the third major challenge to the national health care law known as “Obamacare.” The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals…

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Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: This updated handout photo provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 shows a signed copy of Emancipation Proclamation. The Library, in Springfield, Ill., will mark Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, by displaying the rare signed copy of the Emancipation…

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Teen who recorded Floyd’s arrest, death wins Pulitzer nod

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – A police body camera shows bystanders including Darnella Frazier, third from right filming, as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was recorded pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes in Minneapolis. Frazier, the teenager who pulled out her cellphone and recorded the police restraint and death of Floyd…

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Recent News

Go With The-Flo

Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted over 100 guests at their Southampton home for the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s 63rd Summer Party

July 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Dan Gasby, Jean Shafiroff and Ron Myers (Photo by Patrick McMullan) By Florence Anthony Although...

Politics

Key details of the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure plan

July 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a key negotiator in the infrastructure talks, speaks to reporters as...

Education

Clark Atlanta University clears and cancels student account balances

July 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. George T. French, Jr. (Photo: www.cau.edu)  Clark Atlanta University President Dr. George T. French, Jr....

Stateside

McCormick recalls some seasonings due to salmonella concern

July 28, 2021

McCormick & Co. is voluntarily recalling some seasonings due to possible salmonella contamination. The company said this...

Oasis

Obituary: Businessman, d’Zert Club co-founder and community activist Ali Salahuddin dies

July 30, 2021

Longtime Philadelphia resident, businessman and community activist Ali Salahuddin died last Thursday, July 22, 2021. Salahuddin, with...

Health

Summer food program ensures good nutrition for kids

July 30, 2021

Healthy eating is as important as ever as the recovery begins The Philadelphia Housing Authority’s (PHA) school...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff