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From Pa. science fairs to coronavirus response coordinator: Deborah Birx’s path to the White House

She excelled at Carlisle High School in Cumberland County, graduating after her junior year and putting herself on an accelerated path to medical school. Now she is at President Trump’s side at news conferences.

Babies, immigrants enabled Philly to narrowly avoid population decline in 2019, Census estimates show

The Philadelphia suburbs are growing faster than the city, new data indicate.

More than half of Philly government workers are on duty during the coronavirus crisis

Mayor Jim Kenney's administration hopes to recoup much of the cost of paying essential personnel 50% extra from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program following the crisis.

Philly epidemiologist says his planned departure leaves ‘no gaps’ in coronavirus response

Raynard Washington's exit had been expected since last month, was not related to the coronavirus pandemic, and “has not hampered our work in any way,” a city spokesperson said.

Free breakfast and lunch begins, but not many students in North Philly bite

Philly schools have made 30,000 meals available for students to pick up each day for breakfast and lunch. On Monday, there was more supply than demand — community activists cited language barriers.

Philly gave away 2,300 properties for $1 each. Now it is owed nearly $900,000 in back taxes.

As Philadelphia’s population shrunk and property values declined, the city gave away houses and lots for $1. Today, hundreds of thousands in taxes are overdue.

Philly sold thousands of properties for $1 each. Buyers flipped them for $54 million.

Of the 2,314 properties the city has sold for $1 since 2000, according to an Inquirer analysis, about 800 have been since resold for $54 million.

New Philly archbishop wore flannel, escaped the nuns for dinner, and other stories from his time at St. William

Parishioners at the church in Philadelphia’s Lawncrest section recalled incoming Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez as a personable and kind pastor who led their church through a major transition period in the 2000s.

Fans in Philadelphia and Lower Merion mourn ‘one of the greats of all time’

From Lower Merion High School to the Wells Fargo Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the native son's death triggered waves of shock and grief.

Philly’s notorious ‘courtesy’ tows infuriate drivers, waste police resources

It’s an antiquated system that can be comically inefficient, plagued by vague and conflicting policies and shoddy recordkeeping.