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Philadelphia: Largest city in Pennsylvania
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 had the same geographic boundaries as 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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Vigil held for 2-year-old shot and killed in Philadelphia

A gunman who shot and killed a 2-year-old girl in Philadelphia Sunday is still on the loose. It comes less than 24 hours after another child was shot and critically wounded in the same city. Mola..
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Shooting of 10-year-old boy the latest sign of Philadelphia's surge in violent crime

The shooting of a 10-year-old boy walking home from school underscores the scourge of gun violence in Philly, which has seen an increase in homicides.
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Drugmakers in spotlight as GSK recalls Zantac [Video]Drugmakers in spotlight as GSK recalls Zantac

Drugmakers were in the spotlight Wednesday as GSK recalls Zantac after U.S. regulators found probable cancer-causing impurities in the drug. Also in the U.S.: a jury says Johnson & Johnson must pay $8..

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Biden Facea Trouble With Rust Belt Workers [Video]Biden Facea Trouble With Rust Belt Workers

Democrat Joe Biden kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign in April. The core of Biden's constituency are blue-collar voters. There are signs of cracks in Biden's support. More than a dozen current..

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In Trump's shadow, Republican suburban slide shows little sign of slowing

The last time Democrats controlled the government in Delaware County, a suburb of Philadelphia, the U.S. Civil War had just ended.
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Here are the top stories for Sunday, Novmber 3rd: Attorney for Trump whistleblower says client will take questions from Republicans; Hong Kong politician injured; Jimmy Carter gives bible lesson;..
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Water gushes from Philadelphia skyscraper

A large stream of water gushed from the side of a Philadelphia skyscraper over the weekend, soaking the sidewalk below, and the reason wasn't immediately clear. (Nov. 3)
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244-Year-Old Rifle Stolen Decades Ago Is Returned to Museum

The Johann Christian Oerter rifle, taken from Valley Forge State Park in 1971, will go on display at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
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Starbucks accused of unfairly punishing white employees

Regional Starbucks manager fired after the high-profile arrests of two black men at one of the coffee shops in Philadelphia has filed a wrongful termination suit
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"Radical hospitality" towards Philadelphia's homeless

In Philadelphia, the "City of Brotherly Love," a new restaurant called Rooster Soup opened earlier this year, and it has a lot to crow about already. It's been named one of America's "Top Ten New..
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The O'Jays: The "Love Train" continues

For decades The O'Jays have been spreading their gospel of love, melding romantic ballads with R&B and a smooth Philly groove. CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod talked with Eddie Levert, Walter..
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Grave gardening

At The Woodlands, a mid-19th century cemetery that is a 54-acre oasis in Philadelphia, graves were designed to be planters. Today, volunteers cultivate a sense of history by tending to Victorian..
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Adorable twin girls dress up as a claw machine for Halloween

A Philadelphia mom made her 3-year-old twin girls an epic Halloween costume.
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Police inspector indicted for assaulting 3 female officers

Philadelphia District Attorney's office accused Holmes of coming onto female recruits he was mentoring and, in at least three cases, allegedly sexually assaulted them
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Philadelphia's Franklin Institute tests survival skills with 'Worst-Case Scenario' exhibit

Think you can survive a shark attack or an epidemic? Philadelphia's Franklin Institute tests you at "Worst-Case Scenario Survival Experience."
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Toddler shot dead, baby wounded in Philadelphia shootings

"No child should be murdered in their living room," acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Christine Coulter said
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Toddler killed in Philadelphia weekend shootings

A 2-year-old girl was fatally struck by a bullet in her Philadelphia home Sunday when a gunman opened fire through the door, police say. Her mother and a home contractor were also shot and wounded...
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Flames tear apart Philadelphia auto body shop

A three-alarm fire tore through a Philadelphia auto body shop Monday morning, sending thick smoke and large flames into the air, causing bricks to fall to the sidewalk below and forcing students from..
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2-year-old girl fatally shot in Philadelphia day after 11-month-old shot multiple times

A two-year-old girl died in a shooting at a North Philadelphia home on Sunday, a day after an 11-month-old baby was shot inside a car, police said.
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11-month-old shot multiple times in Philadelphia, in critical condition; police group offers $5K reward

An 11-month-old baby was shot four times Saturday while inside a moving car in Philadelphia, police said. He is hospitalized in critical condition.  
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The backlash against going cashless

A first-of-its-kind law went into effect in Philadelphia this month, mandating that all businesses accept physical dollar bills or coins in exchange for goods and services. Overall, the percentage of..
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Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence tells Eagles coach Doug Pederson to 'shut his (expletive) up'

Responding to Doug Pederson guaranteeing a Philly win, the Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence told the Eagles coach to shut up and stay on the sideline.
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Old, corroded pipe led to Philadelphia refinery fire: Chemical Safety Board

An old, degraded piece of metal pipe that had not been tested for corrosion led to the June fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard..
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Johnson & Johnson hit with $8B verdict over drug linked to boy growing breasts

There's more legal trouble for Johnson & Johnson. A Philadelphia jury has ordered it to pay $8 billion in punitive damages in a case unrelated to lawsuits over its signature baby powder. The jury found..
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Johnson & Johnson Hit With $8 Billion Jury Verdict in Risperdal Suit

A Philadelphia jury found that a subsidiary downplayed the risks that the anti-psychotic drug could lead to breast growth in boys.
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College professor spends nearly $190K in federal grants on strip clubs, sports bars

Drexel University in Philadelphia has agreed to pay back the grant money, including federal funds from the Navy and Department of Energy.
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Top Biden Donors Gather Amid Storm Clouds Over Campaign

Now fourth in the Democratic money chase and under fire from President Trump, Joseph R. Biden Jr. is increasingly dependent on his top donors, many of whom met in Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia's Catholic adoption agency gave me a loving home, but the city wants them out

Forcing faith-based foster, adoption agencies to close in the name of equality ensures children will receive unequal love, unequal opportunity.
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Philly man mocks Eagles wide receiver while describing apartment fire

During last Sunday's game, Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor dropped a couple of passes. Fans in Philadelphia do not let that kind of thing go. Here's an example from a news report Sunday night, when..
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Missing 5-year-old from New Jersey was likely lured into van

Dulce Maria Alavez vanished Monday from Bridgeton City Park about 30 miles south of Philadelphia
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Democrats rally union members in Philadelphia

Democratic presidential hopefuls rallied union members in Philadelphia on Tuesday, as they try to take back the battleground state of Pennsylvania in 2020. CBS News political unit associate producer..
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New American citizens sworn in at Phillies-Red Sox game

Naturalization ceremonies normally take place at courthouses around the country, but for the past four years, the U.S. courts have been bringing these patriotic occasions out of the courthouse and into..
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15 new Americans naturalized before first pitch at Phillies game

They were sworn in on the field of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia before the first pitch Sunday
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Bankrupt Philadelphia refinery expects $50 million advanced insurance payment

Insurers of a fire-damaged Philadelphia refinery have indicated they would make a $50 million initial advance payment in connection with a June blaze that led to the plant’s closure, court documents..
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Mary Alexander, Keeper of the Coltrane Flame, Is Dead at 92

Celebrated in song by John Coltrane as “Cousin Mary,” she helped preserve his legacy and keep the jazz scene vibrant in Philadelphia.
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UPenn's head of mental health services dies by suicide

Dr. Gregory Eells, 52, died due to multiple blunt impact injuries, the Philadelphia Department of Health confirmed
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Bankrupt Philadelphia refiner paid executives millions in bonuses just after fire: documents

Executives of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery were paid roughly $4.5 million in retention bonuses after a summer fire that led to the plant's closure and before the company filed for..
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Should you ditch your cash? A growing number of cities say no way

From Philadelphia to San Francisco, several cities and states have passed or are considering bills banning retailers from refusing to accept cash
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Philadelphia district attorney exonerates 9 people in 19 months

Larry Krasner says, "When somebody sits in a jail cell for a crime they did not commit, that is an injustice"
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Philly D.A. on exonerating the wrongly-convicted

Philadelphia's top prosecutor is considered a national role model for criminal justice reform, despite criticism of his progressive agenda. District Attorney Larry Krasner made it a top priority to..
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Meek Mill pleads guilty to misdemeanor gun charge

Rapper Meek Mill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in Philadelphia court Tuesday and won't serve additional time in prison -- bringing an end to a case that's kept him on probation for most of..
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Rapper Meek Mill pleads guilty to gun charge, ending decade-long court fight: media

Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill's decade-long court fight that turned him into an advocate for criminal justice reform ended on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to a gun charge and prosecutors dropped all..
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Adoring fans of 'jumbo-sized' cat weighing 26 pounds crash shelter's website

Weighing in at 26 pounds, Mr. B — short for Beejay — is a precious big cat waiting to be adopted at the Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia.  
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Philadelphia police head resigns amid sexual harassment, discrimination allegations

The resignation comes days after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called Richard Ross Jr. the best police commissioner in the U.S.
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Sexual harassment and discrimination allegations: Philadelphia police head resigns

The resignation comes days after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called former Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. the best police commissioner in the U.S.  
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Philadelphia police commissioner abruptly resigns

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned on Tuesday over what the city mayor said was his department's failure to address accusations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination in the ranks.
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Philly police head resigns over harassment, bias allegations in department

Richard Ross resigned over new allegations of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against others in the department
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Philadelphia’s Police Commissioner Resigns as Officers Accuse Colleagues of Harassment

The mayor said the department, under Commissioner Richard Ross, had not acted quickly enough after sexual harassment reforms last summer.
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Note To Self: Israeli chef Michael Solomonov

Celebrated Israeli-American chef, Michael Solomonov, won his fifth James Beard Award in May when his flagship restaurant, Zahav, was named the best restaurant in America. This summer, he opened his..
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