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Parenting during a pandemic: The nightmare I’ve been dreading | Perspective

When the coronavirus tipped the world sideways, I thought of my boys — and how little we can control.

Grand jury investigators are ‘dead serious’ about revealing sexual-abuse cover-ups among Jehovah’s Witnesses

Former Jehovah’s Witnesses who have testified before a state grand jury say investigators are seeking to shatter the wall of secrecy around the religion’s leaders and their response to sex abuse complaints.

A Pa. grand jury is investigating Jehovah’s Witnesses for alleged sex abuse cover-up

Witness leaders said in a statement that they “welcome an opportunity to explain our beliefs and practices to government officials.”

Iran’s next move: A cyberattack on the U.S.?

“There’s a digital war going on that’s basically undeclared, the potential consequences of which — if it gets out of control — are far greater than a physical attack.”

3 big challenges as Philly's new police commissioner takes over a beleaguered department

When former Portland chief Danielle Outlaw arrives in Philadelphia, key issues await: building a leadership team, accountability, and battling gun violence.

Danielle Outlaw’s long journey to Philadelphia police commissioner

The nearly 20 years she spent in Oakland’s police department, and several with the Portland Police Bureau, show Outlaw, 43, to be a study in contrasts.

Philly’s new police commissioner is Danielle Outlaw of Portland

“I am convinced she has the conviction, courage, and compassion needed to bring long-overdue reform to the Department," Mayor Jim Kenney said of his pick.

Michael Bloomberg talks Gritty, Trump, and health care in Philly campaign stop

The former mayor of New York City made his 2020 presidential pitch to potential voters while doing some serious name-dropping.


Jim Kenney is about to shape Philly police for years to come. Will he make the right call? | Opinion

It's unclear who the mayor will select as his police commissioner. But that person will be tasked with repairing the department's image and solving multiple complicated problems.

Special Report

A Philly police commander’s sexual misconduct was well-known. A flawed system protected him.

System flaws in the Philly Police Department, DA’s Office, and City Hall helped to shield former police chief inspector Carl Holmes — who was recently indicted for sexual assault — and other top bosses from scrutiny, The Inquirer has found.