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    The latest manifestation of Pennsylvania’s political culture-gap, with its stark split between progressive cities and conservative small-town and rural areas, is a proposal to severely restrict the field in top prosecutor elections to candidates who are already law enforcement veterans. State Representative Martina White, the Republican who is leading the proposal, was elected by the richer, whiter corridor of Northeast Philadelphia as a right-wing populist. She’s often compared to Trump, but her words, and preference for an anti-immigrant police state, also recall far-right European politicians...
    A Philadelphia family court supervisor was fired after a video posted to Facebook shows him tearing down signs in support of Black Lives Matter. The man in the video has been identified as Michael Henkel, the First Judicial Districts Family Court told Fox News in a statement. PHILADELPHIAS TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER STATUE DEFACED WITH GRAFFITO: COMMITTED GENOCIDE Henkel, who had been a supervisor writ server for 28 years, can be seen in the video tearing down posters promoting the Black...
    President Donald Trump typically goes to Fox News to be treated with deference, but in a Thursday interview with host Harris Faulkner, he became clearly uncomfortable when she uncharacteristically challenged him. Faulkner usually promotes the party line on Fox News, rarely deviating from standard GOP talking points as her colleague Chris Wallace does, on occasion. That’s why it was particularly surprising when Faulkner not only pushed Trump on a difficult issue but corrected his mistaken claim. “I’m a black woman,”...
    A bride and groom in Philadelphia celebrated their union amid a protest for racial justice on Saturday. Dr. Kerry-Anne Gordon and Michael Gordon were taking photographs on their wedding day and decided to join the march near Logan Square.  The newlyweds left the Logan Hotel, Kerry-Anne in her white gown and Michael in his tux, and were greeted by thousands of protesters, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.  The protest turned into an impromptu wedding party as demonstrators chanted and cheered for...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Philadelphia Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd, but two stood out: a bride and groom.Kerry-Anne and Michael Gordon, wearing their full wedding attire, joined protesters at City Hall after their ceremony.Video shows the couple holding hands as the surrounding crowd chant, black lives matter. The newlyweds then raise their fists, a symbol of solidarity.It ended up being a very powerful moment, Kerry-Anne Gordon, 35, told ABC News. Not...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Philadelphia Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd, but two stood out: a bride and groom.Kerry-Anne and Michael Gordon, wearing their full wedding attire, joined protesters at City Hall after their ceremony.Video shows the couple holding hands as the surrounding crowd chant, black lives matter. The newlyweds then raise their fists, a symbol of solidarity.It ended up being a very powerful moment, Kerry-Anne Gordon, 35, told ABC News. Not...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Hundreds of people protesting the police treatment of African Americans spilled onto an interstate highway in the heart of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon just before a curfew took effect, leading law enforcement to fire nonlethal bullets and tear gas and halting traffic during the evening rush hour.EMBED More News Videos Hundreds of people protesting the police treatment of African Americans spilled onto an interstate highway in the heart of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon just before a curfew took...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Hundreds of people protesting the police treatment of African Americans spilled onto an interstate highway in the heart of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon just before a curfew took effect, leading law enforcement to fire nonlethal bullets and tear gas and halting traffic during the evening rush hour.The crowds on the Vine Street Expressway also led to the closure of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the main link from downtown Philadelphia to New Jersey suburbs. Some climbed a steep embankment...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Hundreds of people protesting the police treatment of African Americans spilled onto an interstate highway in the heart of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon just before a curfew took effect, leading law enforcement to fire nonlethal bullets and tear gas and halting traffic during the evening rush hour.The crowds on the Vine Street Expressway also led to the closure of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the main link from downtown Philadelphia to New Jersey suburbs. Some climbed a steep embankment...
    PHILADELPHIA -- A massive group of demonstrators marched through Center City on Monday afternoon as a citywide curfew went into effect at 6 p.m.However, a splinter group of protesters made its way on to the Vine Street Expressway (I-676), forcing police to shut down the highway as officers cleared the scene and took some people into custody.EMBED More News Videos Police deploy tear gas as protesters block Vine Street Expressway in Philly on June 1, 2020. During the curfew, people...
    PHILADELPHIA -- A massive group of demonstrators marched through Center City on Monday afternoon as a citywide curfew went into effect at 6 p.m.However, a splinter group of protesters made its way on to the Vine Street Expressway (I-676), forcing police to shut down the highway as officers cleared the scene and took some people into custody.EMBED More News Videos Police deploy tear gas as protesters block Vine Street Expressway in Philly on June 1, 2020. During the curfew, people...
    PHILADELPHIA -- A massive group of demonstrators marched through Center City on Monday afternoon as a citywide curfew went into effect at 6 p.m.However, a splinter group of protesters made its way on to the Vine Street Expressway (I-676), forcing police to shut down the highway as officers cleared the scene and took some people into custody.EMBED More News Videos Police deploy tear gas as protesters block Vine Street Expressway in Philly on June 1, 2020. During the curfew, people...
    PHILADELPHIA -- A massive group of demonstrators marched through Center City on Monday afternoon as a citywide curfew went into effect at 6 p.m.However, a splinter group of protesters made its way on to the Vine Street Expressway (I-676), forcing police to shut down the highway as officers cleared the scene and took some people into custody.EMBED More News Videos Police deploy tear gas as protesters block Vine Street Expressway in Philly on June 1, 2020. During the curfew, people...
    PHILADELPHIA -- A massive group of demonstrators marched through Center City on Monday afternoon as a citywide curfew went into effect at 6 p.m.However, a splinter group of protesters made its way on to the Vine Street Expressway (I-676), forcing police to shut down the highway as officers cleared the scene and took some people into custody.EMBED More News Videos Police deploy tear gas as protesters block Vine Street Expressway in Philly on June 1, 2020. During the curfew, people...
    PHILADELPHIA -- A massive group of demonstrators marched through Center City on Monday afternoon as a citywide curfew was set to go into effect at 6 p.m.However, a splinter group of protesters made its way on to the Vine Street Expressway (I-676), forcing police to shut down the highway as officers cleared the scene and took some people into custody.EMBED More News Videos Police deploy tear gas as protesters block Vine Street Expressway in Philly on June 1, 2020. During...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Members of the National Guard were in Philadelphia by Monday morning to offer support as the city deals with the aftermath of a violent weekend.They will be helping to protect what officials call sensitive areas of the city, such as City Hall. Their efforts will free up police for other law enforcement activities.As the National Guard was present at those locations, looting happened elsewhere in Philadelphia late Sunday night and early Monday morning.LOOTING & DESTRUCTIONOfficials in Philadelphia closed...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Thousands of people gathered in Philadelphia to protest the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, but the peaceful demonstrations later turned violent with police cars set ablaze and officers enforcing an 8 p.m. curfew in the city.A crowd gathered at City Hall, kneeling for more than eight minutes in honor of Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck.The protesters then marched through Center City to the Philadelphia Museum of...
    Now that my 44 years on daily newspapers have ended, I’m finally free to admit my biases. I’m biased toward the facts. Toward compassion. Toward freedom. All basics of our business. All under attack by today’s Republicans. We reporters pride ourselves on open minds. We’re fiercely independent. We defy sources and editors alike. We try to look past party labels to individuals’ merits. Some of my colleagues at the Cleveland Plain Dealer wouldn’t even vote in Ohio’s primary because of...
    As the variety of coronavirus infections in the US surges for the third working day in a row to additional than 69,000 cases, President Donald Trump has appeared for the to start with time in community wearing a encounter mask, at a healthcare facility outside Washington. Mr Trump has eschewed the carrying of facial area coverings in public, formerly expressing he “didn’t want the press to get the pleasure of observing it”. But with Covid-19 infections and fatalities climbing across...
    WHO lauds BMC’s endeavours to test Covid transmission in Dharavi The methods taken by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company to have the spread of coronavirus disorder in Dharavi, Asia’s premier slum sprawl, has attained the praise of the Earth Wellbeing Organisation (WHO). All through a media briefing Friday, WHO Director-Typical Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus explained, “In Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, South Korea and even Dharavi, a densely packed spot in Mumbai, strong target on group engagement and basic...
              WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing the nation’s coronavirus testing efforts; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Giroir; Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md.; Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools district. CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general; Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix; Terry...
    Following a karaoke segment that received a lot of flak for seemingly hearkening back to a past era of women’s wrestling in WWE, Friday Night SmackDown superstar Naomi apologized to a few fans who were disappointed by its inclusion in the show’s most recent episode. On Saturday morning, a Twitter user shared a screenshot of a comment on Naomi’s Instagram account, where the fan said that they would rather see SmackDown‘s female talent compete in the ring instead of taking...
    Q&A: US government not as prolific an executioner as states Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse Pandemic, racism compound worries about Black suicide rate Fire destroys much of 249-year-old church in California Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida Police execute search warrant at home of gun-toting couple California couple agrees to guilty pleas in college scam Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas Pistons’ onetime home, the Palace of Auburn Hills, torn...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local foundation brought smiles to the faces of six special children who received sweet new rides this morning. The Families Behind the Badge Children’s Foundation presented the kids with adaptive bicycles, even shutting down 20th and Walnut Streets so they can give them a whirl. (Credit: CBS3) The specially equipped bikes were made possible by a grant from the Preston’s March for Energy. Families Behind the Badge raises funds for first responders and children with its...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Local business owners are helping their neighbors with a huge giveaway of 500 boxes of food. A large crowd gathered Saturday afternoon at Jumping Jack Tax in Juniata Park. Business owners Dana Chanel and Prince Donnell say they wanted to help community members in need. Masks, hand hygiene and social distancing were observed.