Easter Sunday

A mass burial for victims in Sri Lanka.
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April 24, 2019 - 12:48 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the...
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Sri Lankan air force officers and clergy stand outside St. Anthony's Shrine.
Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP
April 22, 2019 - 6:24 am
By Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the...
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April 21, 2019 - 7:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - It wouldn't be Easter in Philadelphia without the annual Easter Promenade hopping along South Street. On Sunday the event returned for its 88th year. It wouldn’t be #Easter in Philadelphia without the #EasterPromenade hopping along South Street! @officialsouthst @...
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The Transform Church congregation has now gathered at West Philadelphia High School for more than a year.
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Antionette Lee
April 21, 2019 - 2:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While many went to churches across the nation to celebrate Easter Sunday, dozens in Philadelphia went to a local high school for worship. The Transform Church congregation has now gathered at West Philadelphia High School for more than a year, and congregant Terry...
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Blood stains are seen on the wall and on a Jesus Christ statue at the St. Sebastian's Church after blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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April 21, 2019 - 7:35 am
By Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody...
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Jesus Resurrection
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Mark Abrams
April 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- On this Easter Sunday, the rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia insists while many believe today's observance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is just for Christians, it's actually a gift for all people. Father Dennis Gill says...
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Pope Francis celebrates a Easter vigil mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, April 20, 2019.
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April 20, 2019 - 4:31 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At an Easter vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the "glitter of wealth," and to avoid seeking life's meaning in "things that pass away." "Do not bury hope!" Francis exclaimed, after noting that when things go...
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Marshmallow Peeps
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April 20, 2019 - 10:03 am
By Denise Powell, CNN (CNN) -- Easter is a popular time for America's bunny- and chick-shaped marshmallows friends known as Peeps. Every day, about 5.5 million Peeps are produced, roughly 2 billion a year. Peeps may be made with love, but they also have some less-healthy ingredients. Four yellow...
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America contralto Marian Anderson (1897 - 1993) at home. Anderson was the first African-American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
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Cherri Gregg
April 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been 80 years since iconic contralto Marian Anderson gave her famous Easter Sunday concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. To mark the historic milestone, several special events are prepared for this Easter weekend. "Before Woodstock, before Jay-Z's Made In...
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Easter Sunrise Service
Photo credit: Tim Jimenez
Tim Jimenez
April 01, 2018 - 11:11 am
CINNAMINSON, NJ. (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- For about a hundred people, Easter started with a sunrise service that’s been a staple in South Jersey for nearly nine decades. Many were bundled up with hats and gloves or under blankets at the 87th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Lakeview Memorial Park in...
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