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📸 🎥 The year in pictures — and video | Morning Newsletter

And Larry Krasner is losing lawyers

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It’s another cold one across the region, with highs again only reaching the 40s.

Today we’re highlighting the work of Inquirer photojournalists and videographers as we take a special kind of look at the last year.

Also, more than 70 lawyers hired by Philly DA Larry Krasner have quit, and some say Krasner’s office is in disarray.

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— Kerith Gabriel (@sprtswtr,

When you look back at 2021, what will you remember?

For our visual journalists, it’s memories of a year of recovery, one of uncertainty, but also hope for Philadelphia — replayed for you in a collection of our best photos and videos.

  1. 📸 Check out the curated collection of our best photos.

  2. 🎥 Take in our best video stories.

What you should know today

  1. City health officials canceled their last COVID-19 test giveaway today because they don’t have enough test kits.

  2. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon was carjacked and robbed at FDR Park in South Philly.

  3. Some Philly schools have gone virtual as COVID cases surges, but district officials say they’re committed to in-person learning in January.

  4. Eagles coach Nick Sirianni tested positive for the coronavirus.

  5. A documentary on the GoFundMe trio that scammed $400,000 is out on Hulu.

  6. And the nine phrases our Grammarian says you need to leave in 2021.

  7. Local Coronavirus Numbers: Here’s your daily look at the latest COVID-19 data.

The numbers speak for themselves, really.

It’s been a revolving door that lawyers blame on crushing workloads, lack of support, ideological clashes, and more. Among a younger corps of lawyers inside the DA’s office, several said they felt ill-prepared for their jobs in high-profile units and that the staffing issues have affected case outcomes.

Our reporters Samantha Melamed, Chris Palmer, and Dylan Purcell give us a look inside a DA’s office that some describe as being in a state of chaos.

🧠 Philly Trivia Time 🧠

Thousands of companies that rely on Amazon Web Services were forced to deal with yet another outage yesterday. Today’s question: Do you know how many times AWS has gone down in the last month? This story has the answer, in addition to insight on the chink in AWS’ encrypted armor.

Photo of the day

Seize today, Philly. I’ll be back to wrap up your week tomorrow. 💪