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A Lancaster mom was held 10 months in an Egyptian prison. Now she’s ‘safe and very happy’ to be home in Pennsylvania

Reem Desouky and her son remained in precautionary isolation but a friend who had chatted with her via video said Desouky was "safe and very happy to be home” in Pennsylvania after 10 months in an Egyptian prison.


Is it ever OK to say you’re from Philly when you grew up in the suburbs? | Opinion

As any Havertown, Croydon or Cherry Hill denizen will tell you, we must never, under any circumstances, let a Philadelphia County resident hear us claiming the city as our hometown.

‘If ex-Catholic was a religion...’: Why independent Catholic churches are flourishing

The Roman Catholic Church is still the biggest religious institution in the United States. But fewer and fewer Americans are identifying as Catholic, and independent congregations are drawing some with an openness to concepts and stances the Roman Catholic Church eschews.

Philly City Council members pledge support for workers at hearing on ‘poverty wages’ in parking industry

At a City Council hearing, parking workers -- 90 percent of whom are black -- make their cases for higher pay in the wake of a study that said their median hourly salary for $9.50, a figure disputed by one industry executive.

Pa. State System universities to craft their own tuition rates every two years

“This policy will allow the universities to better plan, budget and allocate their resources over multiple years, helping to ensure their long-term stability and success,” board chairwoman Cynthia Shapira said in a statement.

High-stakes contract negotiations at Community College of Philadelphia end for the evening, will continue Tuesday morning

“We’ve made some progress tonight,” the co-president of the union said about negotiations with CCP officials. “We’re hoping we can settle it in another day of bargaining.”


Searching for Irish American identity in West Philly’s lost Corktown | Perspective

In the dozen blocks between the taco shop and the church, we can start to trace the path of Irish Philly in 2019.

Philly renames parts of Market and Sixth Streets in honor of founding fathers, black history

The cross streets of Sixth and Market, where the naming ceremony was held, represented not freedom, but enslavement for nine people who worked in George Washington’s household there.

Spike in robberies near La Salle University has students worried, administrators scrambling

At least six robberies have happened on the edge of campus since Jan. 1, five more than in the previous two years combined. Students say they are scared to walk even in broad daylight.