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Philadelphia lab briefly locked down after worker finds ‘smallpox’ vials in freezer
Worker found ‘questionable vials’ while cleaning out freezer, but CDC says no one was exposed to the deadly disease

Alexandra Villarreal

18, Nov, 2021 @3:06 PM

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What you missed: results from five US races on Tuesday
While Virginia’s gubernatorial election caught national attention, the results of these local votes across four states are worth noting

Gloria Oladipo

03, Nov, 2021 @10:35 PM

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Why accounts of Philadelphia train passengers not intervening in a rape spread
A police narrative of people watching a man rape a woman was ‘not true’, but it still ran wild in the press – similar to a 1964 murder that prompted the ‘bystander effect’

Victoria Bekiempis in Philadelphia

01, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Disenchanted Move members have quit the Black liberation group
Three top figures say the organisation became a cult and allege girls were pressured into child marriage

Ed Pilkington in Philadephia

25, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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I want to buy a house in Philadelphia. Does that make me an evil gentrifier? | Arwa Mahdawi
My wife and I can’t afford to stay in New York – and our recent house hunting has brought on an existential crisis, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

21, Sep, 2021 @11:52 AM

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High school teams use nicknames too racist for the NFL. What can be done?
The Neshaminy School District’s racist nickname and former mascot does not violate a Pennsylvania law that prohibits discrimination, a state appeals court has ruled

Dave Caldwell

19, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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TV tonight: the civil rights lawyer elected Philadelphia’s top lawman
Storyville’s eight-part series examines the US’s devastating incarceration rates. Plus: Bake Off: The Professionals sets the teams a carrot-shaped test. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall and Paul Howlett

22, Jun, 2021 @5:10 AM

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US supreme court says foster agency can discriminate against LGBTQ people
Catholic foster agency in Philadelphia is free to turn away same-sex couples as foster parents on religious grounds

Adam Gabbatt in New York

17, Jun, 2021 @2:50 PM

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Philly DA: inside the fight to end mass incarceration in America
In captivating new docuseries Philly DA, ‘progressive prosecutor’ Larry Krasner works with activists to tackle the highest incarceration rate in the world

David Smith in Washington

02, Jun, 2021 @6:03 PM

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Philadelphia incinerated remains of police bombing victims without telling families
Mayor fires health chief over disposal of remains decades after 1985 Move bombing, which killed 11

Ed Pilkington in New York

13, May, 2021 @10:28 PM

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Philadelphia holds day of remembrance for 1985 Move bombing that left 11 dead
Occasion overshadowed by disclosure that bones of children who died held for almost four decades by University of Pennsylvania

Ed Pilkington

13, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Helmut Jahn obituary
Architect known for his flamboyant, postmodernist buildings in Chicago, Berlin and other cities around the world

Oliver Wainwright

11, May, 2021 @5:22 PM

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