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#PhillyFive What We're Reading: Dec. 10, 2014

What we're reading this morning.

Notable stories from around the Web that we're reading this morning.

1) How tech-savvy are Philly's mayoral hopefuls? As more mayoral candidates enter the ring, Philly is conducting "background techs" on each contender.

2) A paper written by Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel was published by two "scientific journals." Vox reports that both outlets belong to a world of predatory journals that spam thousands of scientists, offering to publish their work, for a fee, without actually conducting peer reviews. Said the engineer who pranked the publications, "My only regret is that the second author isn't Ralph Wiggum."

3) After Superstorm Sandy hit, Congress granted federal agencies $48 billion for disaster recovery, reports the Guardian. Two years later, much of it still hasn't been spent. Where is the money?

4) Campbell's has a soup problem, reports Buzzfeed's investigative arm. Can the Camden-based company reinvent itself before it's too late?

5) Afghanistan: The Making of a Narco State. After 13 years of war, we haven't defeated the Taliban, reports Rolling Stone. But we have managed to create a nation ruled by drug lords.

- Sam Wood