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A Pennsylvania Judge Absolutely Eviscerated Trump’s Last-Ditch Election Lawsuit

Judge Matthew Brann equated the Trump campaign’s argument to “Frankenstein’s Monster.” That, plus the other five best quotes from the decision, which has cleared the way for counties across Pennsylvania to officially certify the election results.


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The Mummers Are Secretly Planning a Parade, Even Though Philly Has Canceled It

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Raheem Ikeam Myers Was the City’s 203rd Homicide Victim This Year. This Is His Story.

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Inside the Fight to Abolish Police in Philadelphia

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A Pennsylvania Judge Absolutely Eviscerated Trump’s Last-Ditch Election Lawsuit

Judge Matthew Brann equated the Trump campaign’s argument to “Frankenstein’s Monster.” That and the other five best quotes from Brann’s decision, which has allowed counties across Pennsylvania to officially certify the election results.

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The Mummers Are Secretly Planning a Parade, Even Though Philly Has Canceled It

“The parade has always been a political event,” says one Mummer. “And if there can be parties in the streets for Joe Biden and big demonstrations for this and for that, then they can’t stop the Mummers.”

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Raheem Ikeam Myers Was the City’s 203rd Homicide Victim This Year. This Is His Story.

He was a man with children, a big extended family, and a faith that sustained him. In one of Philly’s most violent years, he became yet another casualty. His complicated story reveals how the city failed to protect him — and so many like him.

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6 ABC’s Adam Joseph on His Winter Prediction and Why He Hates Coffee

The Main Line resident and meteorologist talks Cecily vs. Jim, coming out, collecting plants, and why his friends call him “Spitfire.”

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Inside the Fight to Abolish Police in Philadelphia

YahNé Ndgo and other local activists have been advocating for years to get police out of Black communities. Now, is the rest of the city ready to listen?

Opinion

Best Thing This Week: The Philadelphia Union Land Two Big Awards!

It’s official: Our MLS team is the best Philly sports team.


Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.


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St. Mary Nurses on Strike: We Need More Staff, or COVID Patients Could Die Alone

Fearful of being shorthanded during a second wave of COVID-19 patients, nurses at the Langhorne hospital went on strike for two days this week. Caregivers at other Philly-area hospitals have similar concerns.

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This Woman Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted By Her Boss at the Willow Grove Bloomingdale’s

Christen Goldstein Shafkowitz has filed a federal lawsuit against Bloomingdale’s, parent company Macy’s, and Roger Blazek, an executive who has worked for the company for decades.

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Councilman Bobby Henon Proves Why Philly Gyms Need to Be Shut Down

A photo of the unmasked elected official working out inside a Northeast Philly gym on Tuesday — alongside a lot of other unmasked patrons — shows you can’t count on everyone following the rules.

Opinion

With COVID-19 Cases Spiking, Philly Needs to Shut Down Completely

It’s time to get serious about beating this pandemic. The city’s new restrictions don’t go nearly far enough.

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Yes, Even Your Outdoor Socially Distanced Thanksgiving Party Is Banned

The city has put the kibosh on all holiday celebrations with anyone outside your household. Well, except on Zoom.

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Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.


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Philly Enacts Long New List of COVID Rules, Restrictions and Outright Prohibitions

Life as you know it, or at least as you’ve known it for the last few months, is about to change dramatically.

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The Little Poconos Town That Accidentally Got Cool

A bunch of young, entrepreneurial cool kids are shaking up the rural northeast Pennsylvania town of Honesdale and turning it a hot spot that could very well be the next Catskills.

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Now That I Never Leave My House, I’m Getting to Know All About the Spiders Who Live Here With Me

Endless months of homebound isolation will make you see your surroundings in a whole new way.

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Here’s How Philadelphia’s Pre-K Program Can Change an Entire Family’s Economic Prospects

We all know the benefits of early childhood education for kids. But the program has the potential to open up possibilities for their caretakers too.

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