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Polling voters who won’t answer the phone, and other challenges of election math

Pollsters can call just a few hundred people to get a valid sense of how millions are thinking. Here is how it works.

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Black and Blue: 190 years of police brutality against Black people in Philadelphia

These are some of the key events in the painful history of police violence against the Black community in Philadelphia, a glimpse into the legacy of racially discriminatory law enforcement in this city.

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College degrees are an investment. Here’s how to determine which ones actually pay off.

“Some of these outcomes are so bad that there is no justification:” A new Inquirer database compares degrees at Penn, Penn State, Rutgers, and hundreds of other colleges to show what recent grads earned vs. what they owed.

Is your college degree worth what you paid for it? Search our tool to find out.

We compare projected incomes in your first year out of college to federal student loan debt for over 3,000 programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware to help you decide which degrees pay the most.