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Philadelphia: Largest city in Pennsylvania, United States
Philadelphia, known colloquially as Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2018 census-estimated population of 1,584,138. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.

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Video shows real-life ‘Spider-Man’ scaling down 19-story building during Philly fire

A man climbed down the side of a 19-story building to escape a fire in Philadelphia. He made it to the ground safely, according to local media.
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Man scales down building to escape Philadelphia fire

A man scaled down the outside of a high rise building in Philadelphia to escape a fire.  
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Videos for Philadelphia

Central, Eastern US More Than Toasty In Massive Heat Wave [Video]Central, Eastern US More Than Toasty In Massive Heat Wave

A gargantuan heat wave sat itself right down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday. Reuters reports the heat has sent residents to cooling centers and inflicting on Washington a heat..

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Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S. [Video]Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S.

A gargantuan heat wave hunkered down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday, sending residents to cooling centers and inflicting cities with a heat index over 100 degrees Fahrenheit...

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NYC mayor warns of potentially 'dangerous' weather [Video]NYC mayor warns of potentially 'dangerous' weather

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warned residents on Friday to take the massive heat wave 'seriously' as it is expected to get worse this weekend. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Video shows man climb down building during fire in Philadelphia [Video]Video shows man climb down building during fire in Philadelphia

Footage from a television station's helicopter has captured a man climbing down a tall building during a fire.

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Progressives Activists Weigh In On 2020 [Video]Progressives Activists Weigh In On 2020

Nearly 4,000 progressive activists gathered at Netroots Nation in Philadelphia last week. They met to strategize and hear from some of the most outspoken Democrats on the party's left flank. Business..

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Warren promises to investigate crimes against immigrants [Video]Warren promises to investigate crimes against immigrants

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren pledged to create a commission to investigate crimes against immigrants if elected president. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Cosby Appeals Sexual Assault Conviction [Video]Cosby Appeals Sexual Assault Conviction

According to Reuters, Bill Cosby appealed his 2018 conviction for sexual assault. The 81-year-old actor and comedian was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University..

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Philadelphia refinery could close for good - sources [Video]Philadelphia refinery could close for good - sources

Philadelphia Energy Solutions is expected to seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, sources tell Reuters. Fred Katayama..

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'Historic' U.S. customs cocaine bust stretches 2.5 miles [Video]'Historic' U.S. customs cocaine bust stretches 2.5 miles

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a "historic" amount of cocaine off a cargo ship docked in Philadelphia earlier in the week, Field Operations Director Casey Durst said on Friday. She said laid..

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Huge fire rips through Philadelphia refinery [Video]Huge fire rips through Philadelphia refinery

Fire ripped through a Pennsylvania oil refinery early on Friday, triggering a huge explosion that local media said rocked homes several miles away. Havovi Cooper reports

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Fire Tears Through Philadelphia Refinery That Already Caught On Fire Once This Month [Video]Fire Tears Through Philadelphia Refinery That Already Caught On Fire Once This Month

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday morning, a massive fire was burning out of control in Philadelphia at the largest and oldest oil refinery on the US East Coast. Philadelphia Energy Solutions..

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Reports Of Explosions As 'Massive' Fire Burns At Philadelphia Refinery [Video]Reports Of Explosions As 'Massive' Fire Burns At Philadelphia Refinery

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday morning, a fire was burning out of control at an oil refinery in Pennsylvania, while local media reported a series of explosions at the site. NBC..

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Reports Of Explosions Amid 'Massive' Out Of Control Fire At Philadelphia Refinery [Video]Reports Of Explosions Amid 'Massive' Out Of Control Fire At Philadelphia Refinery

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday morning, a Philadelphia fire department official said that a fire was burning out of control at an oil refinery in Pennsylvania, while local media reported a..

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Amtrak Says Power Outages Suspended Some New York-Philadelphia Trains [Video]Amtrak Says Power Outages Suspended Some New York-Philadelphia Trains

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Amtrack, the U.S. national passenger railroad operator, said that a power outage temporarily suspended some local and regional passenger trains traveling..

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Feds Seize A Billion Dollars Of Cocaine [Video]Feds Seize A Billion Dollars Of Cocaine

(CNN)Federal authorities seized about 16½ tons of cocaine Tuesday from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, prosecutors said. The investigation is ongoing, said a tweet form US..

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U.S. Seizes $1 Billion Worth Of Cocaine From Port In Philadelphia [Video]U.S. Seizes $1 Billion Worth Of Cocaine From Port In Philadelphia

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that federal authorities seized 16.5 tons of cocaine worth more than $1 billion from a ship in Philadelphia in one of the largest drug seizures in U.S...

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U.S. Companies Sued Over London's Grenfell Tower Fire [Video]U.S. Companies Sued Over London's Grenfell Tower Fire

Defects in products made by U.S. companies ignited and fueled the catastrophic 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed 72 people, according to a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia on behalf of..

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Mercedes Is Expanding Vehicle Subscription Service To Atlanta [Video]Mercedes Is Expanding Vehicle Subscription Service To Atlanta

According to Business Insider, Mercedes-Benz is bringing its subscription service to Atlant. The addition of the "Mercedes-Benz Collection" subscription service to the southern city marks the third..

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Meek Mill Granted New Hearing [Video]Meek Mill Granted New Hearing

Rapper Meek Mill's legal fight to clear his name continues. According to his lawyer, Mill has been granted a new hearing at an appellate court in Philadelphia on July 16. CNN reports Mill is advocating..

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Mercedes-Benz Expands Subscription Service [Video]Mercedes-Benz Expands Subscription Service

ATLANTA — Mercedes-Benz is expanding its vehicle subscription program to Atlanta, a year after launching the pilot program in Nashville and Philadelphia. Mercedes-Benz Collection gives subscribers..

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A US fan travels to Madrid without a ticket [Video]A US fan travels to Madrid without a ticket

Matt Howley has travelled to Madrid for the Champions League final without a ticket. His plan is to get a ticket on the day after flying in from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Mourners pay respect to Dallas transgender woman [Video]Mourners pay respect to Dallas transgender woman

It was the second day of goodbyes on Tuesday for the 22-year-old transgender woman Muhlaysia Booker who was found shot to death on Saturday May 18th in Dallas. A crowd of people attended her funeral..

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Philadelphia cops behind racist, homophobic posts will likely be fired

Thirteen Philadelphia police officers are expected to be fired for posting racist, homophobic and threatening comments online. The posts were published in a study by an independent research group. It..
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Eye Opener: Record-breaking temperatures threaten millions

Millions of Americans face scorching temperatures that could reach triple-digits across much of the country. Also, 13 Philadelphia police officers are expected to be fired for posting racist,..
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Philadelphia to fire 13 police officers after series of racist, discriminatory Facebook posts

Examples included posts with the words “Death to Islam,” referring to blacks as “thugs,” and homophobic memes that referenced violence.
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Philadelphia cops to be fired over racist posts

A group of 13 Philadelphia police officers will be fired over racist or offensive Facebook posts. More than 50 other officers are being reprimanded or suspended. Don Dahler reports.
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Philadelphia bar seeks payment from St. Louis Blues' 'Play Gloria' craze during Stanley Cup run

The Philadelphia bar that inspired the Blues' "Gloria" fad is seeking money from the items that were sold inside and outside of Enterprise Center.
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Meek Mill opens up about his efforts to make the criminal justice system a "fair game"

Hip hop artist Meek Mill is back in court Tuesday, trying to get his more than decade-old conviction on gun and drug charges thrown out. The rapper wants to make himself the face of criminal justice..
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LEADING OFF: Snell seeks Bronx rebound, Trout gets MRI

LEADING OFF: Snell seeks Bronx rebound, Trout gets MRI on right calf, Cubs try to make Cincy a seller, Dodgers head to Philly after late night
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