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Redistricting will be the definitive political fight of 2021 in Pennsylvania. Here’s how it’ll work.
The state is set to lose a congressional seat. The representation of millions of people is on the line. And Republicans will have to do what seems impossible — get along with Democrats.

KeVen Parker, soul food entrepreneur and owner of Ms. Tootsie’s, dies at 57
“He wanted people to enjoy the whole experience,” said radio personality Patty Jackson. “He saw through his mother’s dream.”

Philadelphia appoints climate officer, sets more aggressive carbon reduction goal
One of the city's new goals is achieving net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050, an increase over the previous goal of reducing emissions by 80% in that time frame.

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A fired Philly cop who hit a Temple student with his baton during George Floyd protests was cleared of criminal charges

A judge ruled that the District Attorney’s Office did not present enough evidence to establish that Joseph Bologna’s use of his baton against a protester amounted to a crime.

Sean Couturier injured, but Travis Konecny’s first career hat trick, Carter Hart’s goaltending lift Flyers past Penguins, 5-2

Travis Konecny's first career hat trick and Carter Hart's strong goaltending enabled the Flyers to withstand the loss of Sean Couturier as they beat Pittsburgh, 5-2, on Friday.

As drug overdoses rise with the pandemic, two studies show addiction medication can save lives

Expanding access to medications that treat addiction has become a crucial part of the fight against America’s overdose crisis.

NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

he announcement comes months after New York’s attorney general sued the organization over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish expenditures.

Ben Simmons insists on controlling only what he can control after the Sixers dangled his name in a potential James Harden trade

Simmons took a positive public outlook and said there are worse things than being linked to potential trades.

Philly-raised author Sadeqa Johnson talks about ‘Yellow Wife,’ her haunting novel about slavery

The Carver Engineering and Science grad's fourth book was named one of the most anticipated historical novels of 2021 by O, the Oprah Magazine.

Kathy Hacker, longtime journalist and Inquirer editor, dies at 71

“She was demanding, and committed, and particular, and honest,” a colleague wrote in a tribute. “Her respect was prized and hard to earn.”
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