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‘He never gets sad’: Connor has ‘Childhood Alzheimer’s,’ and his little buddies are his rock | Maria Panaritis

“Childhood Alzheimer’s” may be robbing Connor Dobbyn of his life, but Sanfilippo syndrome is no match for his BFFs at West Vincent Elementary School.
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‘He never gets sad’: Connor has ‘Childhood Alzheimer’s,’ and his little buddies are his rock | Maria Panaritis

“Childhood Alzheimer’s” may be robbing Connor Dobbyn of his life, but Sanfilippo syndrome is no match for his BFFs at West Vincent Elementary School.

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Philadelphia is not a fashion destination because we don’t take fashion seriously. Perhaps that’s about to change. | Elizabeth Wellington

The goal of the Philadelphia Fashion Garment and Industry Task Force is to advise City Council in ways that boost the local fashion industry. And perhaps within a few short years, we will come to respect fashion in our town the same way we do sports and food.
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Philadelphia is not a fashion destination because we don’t take fashion seriously. Perhaps that’s about to change. | Elizabeth Wellington

The goal of the Philadelphia Fashion Garment and Industry Task Force is to advise City Council in ways that boost the local fashion industry. And perhaps within a few short years, we will come to respect fashion in our town the same way we do sports and food.
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Iran’s shame: How saving cheetahs got environmentalists 10-year sentences in Tehran | Trudy Rubin

Despite protests of scientists worldwide, six noted wildlife conservationists, including a dual U.S.-U.K. citizen, were given long prison terms in Iran on false charges of spying.

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Amazon seeks aid from Delaware as plans progress for giant warehouse at former GM plant near Wilmington

A developer has applied to build a 5½-story, 3.83 million-square-foot “LogistiCenter” on a 142-acre site of a former GM auto assembly plant on Boxwood Road west of Wilmington.

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Why Academy Ball organizers are smart to reevaluate the event | Elizabeth Wellington

Rethinking the ball is a smart idea if for no other reason than the city’s crown jewel events is acknowledging the fact that it needs to do more than invite Jill Scott to perform to prove it’s still relevant.

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Danielle Outlaw starts her job facing scrutiny that only gets applied to a black woman | Solomon Jones

Last week, when a 17-year-old North Philly teen was shot and wounded by a police officer, I thought of Danielle Outlaw, the city’s first black female police commissioner.

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House Dems can’t just ignore Trump, Barr crimes. Here’s 3 ways to keep fighting back | Will Bunch

As Trump and his handmaiden AG make a mockery of the rule of law, House Dems want to look the other way and talk health care. No so fast!

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How a modern castle came to occupy the heart of Center City | Inga Saffron

The striking design of Jefferson hospital’s Scott Memorial Library is a metaphor for the activities that go on inside.

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Italy says it has won a reprieve from U.S. food tariff hikes on parmigiano cheese and wine

“For now they have decided not to raise tariffs, although the 25% tax on parmigiano remains. ”

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Philly activists help launch American-style board challenge in corporate Japan

Exclusive: A Philadelphia lawyer, local investors, and academics have aided U.S. and Japanese investors who are prepping unprecedented battle for control of one of Japan's biggest builders. They will announce an insurgent board slate Monday, and we know who they are.

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A Bloomberg vs. Trump election would mean America has already amused itself to death | Will Bunch

A Trump-Bloomberg race would fulfill a 1980s prophecy that America will amuse itself to death, with cheap entertainment crushing civic discourse.

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Turn Pa. Blue is the monster that Trump has awakened in Pennsylvania | Maria Panaritis

Both are women, moms, Democrats, lawyers and in their 40s. Political neophytes — and ousting Pa. Republicans left and right.

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Why Lobo Mau designer Nicole Haddad is betting sustainable fashion has a future in Philadelphia | Elizabeth Wellington

The bulk of Lobo Mau's merchandise hails from designer Nicole Haddad’s clothing line that isn't just cute but is made with as much respect for the environment as Haddad can muster.

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Trump insisted no troops were seriously injured in Iraq, but a Philly vet’s final words show the true cost of war | Helen Ubiñas

Every day, about 20 veterans, active-duty service members and members of the National Guard and Reserve, die by their own hands.

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Danielle Outlaw’s fingernail drama is about more than nail polish | Elizabeth Wellington

This beauty brouhaha is hardly about the black nail polish, or red nail polish or clear polish for that matter. It’s about control. And Outlaw, who at 43 has been in law enforcement for more than 20 years, knew it.

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