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#PhillyFive What We're Reading: Feb. 4, 2015

What we're reading this morning.

Stories from around the Web that we're reading this morning. Something for everyone.

1. Chris Christie shows fondness for luxury benefits when others pay the bill. Hotel rooms at $30,000 a night paid for by the King of Jordan. A private plane provided by kazillionaire Sheldon Adelson. And it's hard to forget the governor using a state helicopter to fly to his son's baseball game. "I try to squeeze all the juice out of the orange that I can," Christie has said.

2. America's billionaires are turning public parks into playgrounds for the wealthy, writes Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron in the New Republic.

3. Police and frackers monitor and share intel on anti-fracking activists.

4. Mr. Chelsea Clinton's hedge fund takes a massive loss. Mark Mezvinsky, also the son of former Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, lost investors millions due to bad bets on the Greek economy.

5. The politics of poison. How Obama's EPA caved and politics trumped science on toxic chemical research.

-Sam Wood