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10:36 AM / Sunday June 16, 2019

Week In Review

‘Divisive’ opening prayer given as first Muslim woman is sworn into Pennsylvania House

March 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Freshman rep. Stephanie borowicz, (r-clinton county) gives the opening prayer in the house chambers. (Screen grab photos: PA House of Rep.) By Jan Murphy   [email protected] pennlive.com The opening prayer is often the least controversial part of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ ceremonial routine on a session day, but Monday’s prayer was different. On…

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Cases of the mumps at Temple University increases to 46

March 22, 2019

associated press  Health officials say there are at least 46 cases of the mumps at Temple University and three others from surrounding counties, the most cases in the city since 2010. That’s up from 16 cases reported last week. The Department of Public Health for Philadelphia said Friday it recommends anyone experiencing fever, headache, jaw…

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State Rep. Chris Rabb celebrates Phenomenal Women of The 200th awards luncheon

March 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Rabb and his Phenomenal Women of the 200th awardees: from left front row: Jamila Medley,  Jean Kirkley, Kathy Moore, Gloria Blount, Velma C. Fisher, Rosa Keele, Marian Aiken Garfield; from left back row: Clarice Nicholson, Denise M. Gilbert, Angela Vinson-Burton, Jene E. Martin, Ruby Zeigler, State Rep. Christopher Rabb, Catherine Hicks, a…

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Jetliner crashes in Ethiopia, killing 157 from 35 countries

March 15, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: In this photo taken from the Ethiopian Airlines Facebook page, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam, looks at the wreckage of the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday March 10, 2019. An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday morning, killing all…

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For Jussie Smollett, one story equals 16 felony counts

March 15, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Chicago Police mugshot of Jussie Smollett By Don Babwin associated press CHICAGO — News that a grand jury had indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count…

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Guest Editorial – Community College of Philadelphia: Why are they willing to hurt students? Why are they striking?

March 8, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: CCP president Dr. Donald Guy Generals addresses students. By Dr. Donald Guy Generals, president of Community College of Philadelphia  The Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia (“the Union”) took a “strike authorization vote” on February 19-25, 2019.  According to the Union leadership, 91 percent of those who voted agreed to give the…

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Board to vote on Stoneman Douglas superintendent’s future

March 8, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Robert Runcie speaks to the media on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.  (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP) By Terry Spencer associated press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The mother of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim…

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Police: Husband, not panhandler, killed woman in Baltimore

March 8, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Keith and Jacquelyn Smith ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE — A Maryland woman whose death last year was blamed on an attack by a panhandler was actually killed by her husband and his adult daughter, police said Sunday. Keith Smith, 52, had told police that his wife, Jacquelyn, an engineer from Harford County, was trying…

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Case against R. Kelly may be stronger this time

March 1, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: R. Kelly  (Photo: Kathy Hutchins / shutterstock.com) By Michael Tarm ASSOCIATED PRESS UPDATE: CHICAGO —  A suburban Chicago woman posted the $100,000 bail for R. Kelly to be freed from jail while he awaits trial on sexual abuse charges. The Chicago Tribune reports that court records show a 47-year-old Romeoville, Illinois, woman posted…

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Political operative in undecided N.Carolina election charged

March 1, 2019

AOVE PHOTO: Precious Hall is a registered voter and a victim of the #NC09 scheme. Hall received an absentee ballot but did not remember requesting one. She normally votes in person. People showed up at her home, she completed ballot, people witnessed it, and they took the ballot with them. (Twitter video grab: Courtesy Kristen…

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