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#PhillyFive What We're Reading: Dec. 9, 2014

What we're reading this morning.

Notable stories from other websites that we're reading this morning.

1) Dr. Huxtable and Mr. Hyde. Bill Cosby's world has finally come crashing down, writes Phillymag's Robert Huber. But accusations of his being a sexual predator might have been ignored forever if not for one thing: Cosby's own hubris. The New York Times also weighs in with how Philadelphia is coping with Cosby's fall.

2) Will Philadelphia's next mayor champion bicyclists and pedestrians? The city could use some investment in traffic safety infrastructure. Jake Blumgart of NextCity digests a new report by the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia.

3) The state of Pennsylvania's bridges. Part 1 of a 3 part series by Marielle Sagara of WHYY finds 6,000 of the Keystone State's spans are structurally deficient.

4) New York Attorney General seeks powers to investigate killings by police. 

5) One of the city's biggest bigshot lawyers and chairman of the Temple University board of trustees, Patrick O'Connor, has a history of employing profanity when talking with reporters, according to this Temple News report.