If you’re wondering how James Holzhauer buzzes in with superhuman speed on Jeopardy!, well, join the club. But some of his secrets to fact-recalling success may lie in brain training exercises like overlearning and category priming, my colleague Tom Avril explains. Meanwhile, former vice president and current 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden believes his key to success is in Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania, and he’s bringing his campaign headquarters to town.

Jeopardy! phenom James Holzhauer has already raked in $1.69 million in 22 games, and returns to TV on Monday to defend his title.

But what would it take to topple the game show giant — a feat Philly native Adam Levin came so close to doing?

We’ll take “quick thinking” for $1,000, Alex.

Reporter Tom Avril looks at the strategies used to become faster at remembering facts and making memories more durable and accessible.

He may be “the scrappy kid from Scranton,” but in the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden is pledging his allegiance to Philly.

A formal announcement that the former vice president will base his presidential campaign in Philadelphia is expected this morning, days before his rally Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The national headquarters will be located in Center City — and within a city where Biden has deep ties and in a state that is central to his strategy — and will have around 50 staffers to start, a number that could grow as the campaign progresses.

Pennsylvania has also been a major focus for President Donald Trump, a Penn graduate who has held dozens of rallies in the state and is scheduled to return Monday for an event near Williamsport, two days after Biden appears in Philadelphia.

Growing up as a “rambunctious” and athletic kid in Tacony, Kevin McCloskey always had a fighting spirit, and joined the Army after high school.

But after his Humvee ran over an IED buried in an Afghan road in 2008, McCloskey lost both of his legs, and began the greatest mission of his life: recovery.

His is a good story, but it’s not a fairy tale — and 11 years later, the things that once came easily to him still present challenges.

The key to his daily drive: golf. Speaking to veterans groups and taking part in swing clinics for amputees learning to golf, the course connects him to his community, and pushes him to succeed.

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“Were you raped as a child by a Pennsylvania priest or schoolteacher? If you want justice, then you had better hope it happened in New Jersey or New York. Only those states, under groundbreaking laws, allow civil action for abuse that happened years ago.” - Columnist Maria Panaritis on justice for sexual abuse victims in Pennsylvania.

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