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A woman wears a National Treasury Employees Union pin stating "SUPPORT FEDERAL WORKERS" while joining area elected officials and furloughed federal workers at a rally in front of Independence Hall on Jan. 8, 2019.
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Kim Glovas
January 21, 2019 - 1:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal workers in Pennsylvania who are impacted by the government shutdown will be able to get some help at a free resource fair Tuesday. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is holding the resource fair at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and...
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Close up photo of books in a row in Library
Dreamstime
January 21, 2019 - 1:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As the government shutdown continues, one Havertown library is looking to help furloughed federal employees pass the time with a free movie rental. The Haverford Township Free Library, at 1601 Darby Road, in Havertown announced they are allowing "free DVD checkouts...
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Jon Bon Jovi
CNN
January 21, 2019 - 12:50 pm
By Chloe Melas (CNN) — Jon Bon Jovi is the latest celebrity to help out government workers who are not being paid during the government shutdown. The rocker's New Jersey restaurant announced in a Facebook post over the weekend that federal workers are welcome to a free meal. JBJ Soul Kitchen ,...
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Rakim Allen (left) and Stephanie Sibounheuang
Bensalem Township Police Department
Mark Abrams
January 21, 2019 - 11:36 am
BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Rakim Allen, the Philly rapper known as PnB Rock , was arrested Sunday on drug and gun charges. The Bensalem Police Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at his house on Konefal Street, where they found 4 pounds of marijuana, scales, packaging...
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Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Hong Kong were left stuck on a runway for more than 14 hours in frigid weather with a dwindling supply of food.
Lloyd Slade via CNN
January 21, 2019 - 11:25 am
By Eric Levenson, Amanda Jackson and Alta Spells (CNN) -- Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Hong Kong were left stuck on the ground for more than 14 hours in frigid weather with a dwindling supply of food. The nightmarish incident began when the 3:05 p.m. flight...
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Howard Schultz
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January 21, 2019 - 10:05 am
By Eli Watkins, Maeve Reston, Cristina Alesci and Poppy Harlow (CNN) — Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, is exploring running for president as an independent candidate, two people familiar with his thinking told CNN. A person close to Schultz's advisers said they "are exploring a...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (podium) speaks at the opening ceremony of the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service at Girard College, Jan. 21, 2019.
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Cherri Gregg
January 21, 2019 - 9:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 24th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is the largest in the nation, bringing together an estimated 150,000 volunteers across the region. Headquartered at Girard College, about 5,000 volunteers showed up Monday morning to...
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John Travola attends the New York premiere of "Gotti."
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January 21, 2019 - 8:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John Travolta's John Gotti biopic "Gotti" has topped the 39th annual Razzie Awards with a co-leading six nominations, while President Donald Trump also earned a nod for worst actor. In nominations announced Monday, "Gotti," the Will Ferrell comedy "Holmes & Watson," conservative...
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Paul Kurtz
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County attorney who recently died at age 99 is being remembered for the role he played in the early days of the civil rights movement. Samuel Snipes represented Bill and Daisy Meyers in August 1957 when the couple and their three children moved into a...
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The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission has decided to close its two thrift stores at the end of the month.
Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission has decided to close its two thrift stores at the end of the month. The stores - one on Rising Sun Avenue in the Burlholme section of Northeast Philadelphia, and the other in Penndel, are engaged in liquidation sales right now. Rev...
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