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Michael White Found Not Guilty in Rittenhouse Stabbing Death

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. A Philadelphia jury has found Michael White not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the July 2018 fatal stabbing […]

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Mayor Kenney Proposes Vaping Legislation to Protect Minors

In response to a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung disease that has sickened 1,300 people and resulted in 26 deaths, Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Wednesday new legislation aiming […]

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PES Explosion Released Highly Toxic Chemical Into Atmosphere, Investigators Say

This story has been updated. The massive explosions that occurred at a South Philly oil refinery complex this past June released more than 5,000 pounds […]

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This Might Be the Biggest Scabby the Rat Contingent We’ve Ever Seen

Let’s get one thing out of the way: The rodent infestation you might have seen on Monday and Tuesday in front of the world’s biggest Wawa has nothing […]

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Taking Your Bike on Amtrak Just Got a Whole Lot Easier in Pennsylvania

Long-distance bike trips in Pennsylvania are about to become a lot simpler. Amtrak has just begun offering bike and checked baggage service on its Pennsylvanian […]

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What Do You Think: Should Philly Still Celebrate Columbus Day?

Right about this time most years here at Philly Mag, somebody publishes an op-ed about Christopher Columbus, hero explorer to some, mass murderer to others. […]

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Whatever Happened to Cutting People Some Damn Slack?

In Philadelphia, for obvious reasons, schoolchildren certainly get more than their fair share of Revolutionary War history. Where I grew up, though, the lore and […]

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Flooding and Sunny Skies at the Shore? Get Used to It

Parts of the Shore are very, very flooded on Friday — despite idyllic sunny skies and crisp fall air. The National Weather Service has issued […]

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I Love My Job: PhillyCAM’s Gretjen Clausing On Being David to Comcast’s Goliath

This month, Philadelphia public access cable station PhillyCAM celebrates ten years on the air, while PhillyCAM’s low-powered FM station turns three. We caught up with […]

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The Way You Pay for Parking in Philly Is About to Change

Welcome to the future of parking in Philly. Next week, the Philadelphia Parking Authority will begin phasing in new solar-powered parking kiosks — meaning the […]

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Penn Study Finds People Who Send Longer Tweets Are Less Mean

You need only spend about 20 seconds online to realize that, for all of social media’s grand ideals about promoting information and interconnectivity, the reality is that they end up […]

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Fines for Overdue Library Books Could Become a Thing of the Past in Philly

Have you ever avoided the library solely because of overdue book fees? Good news, maybe: Philly is considering doing away with library fines. The Free Library […]

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Murdered Cop’s Widow Outraged Over “Racist” Tweet by Philly DA Spokesperson Jane Roh

A now-deleted tweet by Philadelphia District Attorney spokesperson Jane Roh has outraged Maureen Faulkner, the widow of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, whom Mumia Abu-Jamal […]

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Now’s Your Last Chance to Register to Vote Before the November Election

Act fast, Philly: Monday is the last day to register to vote before the general election this fall. On November 5th, you’ll have the opportunity to […]

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A Penn Genetics Professor Wants to Change How We Think About Race

Three decades ago, a white couple I know was awaiting the birth of a baby they were adopting. Not long after the delivery, the pediatrician […]