Anti-Doping Agency to Ban Lance Armstrong for Life

Plus: Steve Van Buren passes away, a second suspect still sought in cop’s murder, 1,300 people dress in white and at eat at Logan Circle, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Lance Armstrong to Be Stripped of Titles. Lance Armstrong has dropped his fight against the doping charges he faced. As a result, the USADA will ban him for life and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles. [USA Today]

Van Buren, Dead at 91. Hall of Fame Eagles running back Steve Van Buren has passed away at the age of 91. Van Buren led the Eagles to back-to-back championships in 1948 and 1949. He is survived by three daughters, 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. [Birds 24/7]

Second Suspect Sought in Cop’s Murder. The younger brother of the man police have in custody for the murder of Officer Moses Walker Jr. was brought in for questioning, but is not believed to be the second suspect in the crime. [Philly.com]

Phils Edge Reds in Extras. John Mayberry got the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th inning, but everyone was contributing in Thursday night’s effort. Dom Brown had another multi-hit game. [Phillies]

Diner en Blanc at Logan Circle. On Thursday evening, 1,300 people decked out in white ate dinner in Logan Circle. It was a part of Diner en Blanc, which calls for those involved to bring their own food, tables and chairs for a fancy dinner at a secret, public location revealed shortly before the event begins. Check out the photos. [HughE Dillon]

State Supreme Court Fast Tracks Voter ID Appeal. The state Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has fast tracked the appeal of a judge’s decision to allow the new voter identification law to be enacted prior to the November election. [Daily News]

City Cracks Down on Signs. The Nutter administration has started to crack down on people posting illegal signs in the city. They’ve been paying college students to walk around the city and track down people who post signs to telephone polls. Technically, they can fine the culprits $75/sign. [CBS 3]

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