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Child advocates say this is a crucial time to turn his life around, before it’s too late. He’s 11.

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The Inquirer and Daily News think they still need their papers to find out what’s going on

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Jim Beasley Sr., a legendary, boot-stomping Philadelphia Lawyer, left his firm in the hands of his ne’er-do-well son. But now Beasley Jr.’s quiet approach is not only winning big cases, but signaling a new era in the city’s courtrooms

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When Rick Olivieri was kicked out of Reading Terminal after selling cheesesteaks, a different culture clash threatened the market

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As the child of South Philadelphia’s legendary crime boss, Jean Bruno was afforded all the luxuries of a mob princess: fancy clothes, lavish ­parties, ritzy vacations — until the day Angelo Bruno had his head blown off.

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As their wives carpool the kids to soccer, closeted suburban men troll the city’s bathhouses for anonymous — and oftentimes dangerous — gay sex. Ladies, what you don’t know might hurt you

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As the child of South Philadelphia’s legendary crime boss, Jean Bruno was afforded all the luxuries of a mob princess: fancy clothes, lavish parties, ritzy vacations — until the day Angelo Bruno had his head blown off. Twenty-eight years later, his daughter is lonely, obsessed with the past, and still searching for Marilyn Monroe’s jewelry.

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WHYY’s Bill Marrazzo is America’s best-paid public broadcasting exec. So why does his station give Philadelphians news from Delaware, produce almost no national or local programming, and have employees who are calling for his head?

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High Steaks: Table Scraps

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High Steaks: So Really, How’s the Food?

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When the Inquirer’s Craig LaBan trashed the strip steak at City Line restaurant Chops, owner Alex Plotkin sued him. It’s Philly’s juiciest food fight ever — featuring money, power, a critic’s anonymity, and one man’s quest to defend his meat