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PHOTOS: Gaza Protests at LOVE Park

As the conflict in Gaza intensifies, on Wednesday afternoon around 1,500 protesters gathered at LOVE Park to show support for their side. On one side of the block […]

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Will Israel Close Its Philadelphia Consulate?

Last month, the Jerusalem Post reported that Israel was seriously contemplating closing its Philadelphia consulate on JFK Boulevard. Why?

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This Voorhees Guy May Have the World’s Best Beard

This man is called Jeff Langum. He is a 39-year-old web designer from Voorhees, New Jersey. Last month he deservedly won “Best in Show” (yes) […]

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Penn Not Going to Make Big Deal About Chinese Repression of Academic Freedom

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports about concerns on Penn campus about  Xia Yeliang, a professor at Peking University’s School of Economics who recently lost his contract with that […]

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Philly to Advertise on Taxi Cabs…in London

Maybe those overseas trips really are worthwhile? The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau is debuting a series of Philly advertisements on London’s famous black cabs, to coincide with […]

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Well This Sucks: There Is Probably No Life on Mars

A big, big, big new study out of Science will seriously depress those of you weaned on Star Trek and Have Spacesuit Will Travel. After […]

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Despite Anti-LGBT Law, Philly Won’t Cut Ties with Russian Sister City

Wait, Philly has a sister city in Russia? Yes. And as it happens, Nizhny Novgorod is not only the fifth-largest city in the country, but the […]

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Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

The Wikileaker has been sentenced. Facing up to 90 years, with prosecutors asking for 60, Army Pfc. Manning got a little less. But more than […]

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Bank of America Intern Dies After Working 3 Days Straight

Correlation is not causation, of course. But still, this looks bad. A 21-year-old who was interning at a London investment bank has died after reportedly […]

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Whoa. The Pope Basically Out in Favor of Gay Rights

This is big. Asked a question yesterday about the alleged “gay lobby” that protects priests in the Vatican, Pope Francis gave what is undoubtedly the […]

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Allyson Schwartz Breaks with Philly Dems to Vote Against “Snowden Amendment”

This week, a bipartisan piece of legislation that would have banned the NSA’s practice of collecting phone records without a warrant–the “Amash amendement” was defeated […]

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Edward Snowden Ready to Leave Airport and Get Stranded in Real Moscow Instead

Edward Snowden’s real-life re-enactment of The Terminal could be coming to an end this week. Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes to be […]

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BREAKING: Royal Baby Has Not Yet Exited Kate Middleton’s Belly

Just before 6 a.m., Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton was transported to the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, where she is now […]

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Nik Wallenda’s Tightrope Was Made in Pennsylvania

If you live in Pennsylvania, you can pretend–a little more credibly, at least–that you were participating in history last night. In case you missed it, […]

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Video: Watch Nik Wallenda Walk Across the Grand Canyon

Here’s the full abridged video (Discovery Channel has blocked full videos) of a harness-less Nik Wallenda crossing a gorge yesterday evening at the Grand Canyon*. […]