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10:50 AM / Sunday June 16, 2019

Week In Review

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

February 22, 2019

By Evens Sanon and Danica Coto ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over skyrocketing prices that have more than doubled for basic goods amid allegations of…

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Ex-officer arrested on rape charges related to witnesses

February 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Philip Nordo ASSOCIATED PRESS A former Philadelphia police officer has been arrested on allegations that he sexually assaulted male witnesses and suspects over more than a decade. A spokesman for the Philadelphia District Attorney confirmed that 52-year-old Philip Nordo was arrested Tuesday morning and was scheduled to be arraigned in the multi-count grand…

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Morgan State University awarded $1.6 million grant to fund state-of-the art rocketry lab and launch student program

February 15, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Morgan State University is the winner of a three-year, $1.6 million Aerospace Workforce and Leadership Development Grant from the nonprofit organization Base 11. The grant will fund a state-of-the-art rocketry lab and help launch a student rocketry team. NASA astronaut Leland Melvin presented the check and encouraged students to aim for the “next…

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Twitter dustup, apology not firsts for Minnesota Rep. Omar

February 15, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)  (Photo by Ryan Stopera) By Amy Forliti ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar has relished the attention attached to becoming one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, eagerly engaging with supporters and critics on social media. But Omar’s quick thumbs also have caused problems…

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‘Love ain’t easy’: Booker brings upbeat vibe to 2020 fight

February 8, 2019

By Elana Schor ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Sen. Cory Booker leaped into the 2020 presidential race last Friday with a call for Americans to unite in a time of bitter polarization while some of his Democratic rivals are taking a more combative stance as they vie to take on President Donald Trump. Booker’s entry into…

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Streets department announces temporary street closures in Center City for this weekend; motorists and pedestrians advised of temporary delays and detours

February 8, 2019

There will be temporary, intermittent street closures in Center City to accommodate a helicopter lift of heavy equipment on Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced on Thursday. The closures are expected to last from 4:00am to 1:00pm. The streets will not be completely closed the entire duration but delays…

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National Constitution Center to house Civil War exhibit

February 7, 2019

ASSOCIATED PRESS The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is opening the nation’s first permanent exhibit exploring the constitutional debates of the Civil War. The exhibit, called “Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality,’’ will open to the public on May 9. The museum says it will help visitors “learn how the equality…

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Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open for 2nd major, top ranking

February 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates victory after her semifinal match at 2019 Australian Open in Melbourne Park. By Howard Fendrich ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone,…

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Not So Lucky Charms

February 2, 2019

A fondness for Target, children’s cereal, dog food and strong arm tactics were among the things alleged in a 116-count public corruption indictment against Local 98 Business Manager John Dougherty, City Councilman Bobby Henon, and six other people connected to the union.  By Denise Clay To most of Pennsylvania’s political class, John Dougherty, the business…

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