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A taste of cookbook author Edna Lewis at Haverford College

SOUTH, a restaurant and jazz venue on Philadelphia’s North Broad Street, specializes in Southern food. The menu features artisanal variations of buttermilk fried chicken, catfish, and gumbo. The kitchen is halal — no pork — and so has devised creative work-arounds: green beans are made with turkey butt instead of ham hock, for example. Sous […]

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Bob Casey’s Unlikely Alliance

Despite Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Bob Casey’s self-described “pro-life” views, he’s been able to form alliances with progressives who support abortion rights. On this episode, we talk with WHYY reporter Dave Davies to examine the tightrope act Casey walks in garnering political support as a Democrat while trying to stay true to his ideals. SUBSCRIBE 👍

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects another GOP appeal over changes to congressional map

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider another appeal by Republican state lawmakers over this year’s changes to Pennsylvania’s congressional district map. With the way the old districts were drawn in 2011, Republicans had such a substantial advantage that they captured nearly three-quarters of the state’s congressional delegation with a far smaller share of […]

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Death penalty sought in Pittsburgh shooting — but it’s far from settled

The man police said killed 11 people and wounded six others in the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history is facing 29 federal charges after the massacre Saturday at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Twenty-two of those charges carry a potential death penalty. But that doesn’t necessarily mean Robert Bowers will be […]

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Race in Pa. 1st Congressional District more expensive than U.S. Senate contest

With midterm elections a week away, political action committees that have no campaign contribution limits continue to spend heavily on both the Pa. congressional and U.S. Senate races. Since Keystone Crossroads checked last week, PAC spending went up by more than $3 million, greatly affecting some of the contests. Eleven of the state’s 18 congressional […]

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Killing of 2 at Kentucky supermarket is being investigated as hate crime

A white man charged with shooting and killing two African-Americans at a Kroger supermarket in Kentucky last week had first tried to enter a predominantly African-American church, police say. Gregory Bush, 51, was charged with killing Maurice Stallard, 69, and Vickie Lee Jones, 67, at the supermarket in Jeffersontown, Ky., a suburb of Louisville. As […]

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Final decision on Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal delayed at least a month

A two-year effort to get Mumia Abu-Jamal another chance to appeal his murder conviction is on hold for at least another month. After listening to oral arguments on Monday, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker gave Abu-Jamal’s lawyers until Dec. 3 to track down some additional evidence. If nothing is found, it is expected […]

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Pa. school district becomes first in state to allow armed teachers

A school district near Allentown recently, and rather quietly, became Pennsylvania’s first to pass a policy permitting teachers to carry guns in schools. But a backlash has since developed, setting up a showdown over the place of guns in Pennsylvania schools that could set statewide precedent. In September, the Tamaqua Area School District in Schuylkill […]

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Shore lawyer sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing from elderly clients

A Jersey Shore attorney who hosted a radio show and taught seminars on elder law has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison for stealing more than $3 million dollars from at least two dozen elderly clients and laundering the money. Robert Novy, 67, of Brick was taken into custody after the sentencing in Ocean […]

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N.J. announces $50M fund for 1,200 families still rebuilding after Sandy

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Monday, the sixth year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy plowing into the coastline, a $50 million appropriation to assist the 1,200 families who have not yet finished rebuilding. Speaking at an event in Union Beach, the Raritan Bay community in Monmouth County that was devastated by the storm, Murphy said […]