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Ian Bush
April 09, 2019 - 2:33 pm
UPDATED: 6:12 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jurors considering felony charges against 23-year-old Michael Rohana told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked after two days of deliberations. Federal prosecutors have not said whether they will retry the Bear, Delaware man, who was...
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HAIKOU, Feb. 15, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Feb. 15, 2018 shows Terra-Cotta Warriors during an exhibition of "Civilization of Qin (221-207 B.C.) and Han Dynasties (206 B.C.- 220 A.D.)" in Hainan Museum in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province.
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Ian Bush
April 02, 2019 - 9:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The theft of a thumb from a 2,000-year-old statue is the subject of a federal trial this week in Philadelphia. Michael Rohana is accused of breaking off - and walking off with - the digit from one of the terra-cotta warriors loaned by China to the Franklin Institute...
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Hadas Kuznits
February 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Franklin Institute will offer its monthly "Science After Hours" event Tuesday evening, February 26. This month's theme is "Love & Lust." Adam Piazza, Adult Program Specialist at the Franklin Institute, says in honor of the month of February, "Science After...
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A bust of the character Groot, created for Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy." It will be on display at The Franklin Institute April 13.
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Rachel Kurland
January 24, 2019 - 1:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Come spring, you'll be able to immerse yourself seamlessly into the Marvel Universe, and you don't even have to leave the Parkway. The Franklin Institute announced its newest exhibit slated for April, "Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes." As Marvel enters its 80th year...
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Fred Jennings, 67, holds a placard stating "NEED TO WORK" while gathering with area elected officials and furloughed federal workers at a rally in front of Independence Hall on Jan. 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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January 15, 2019 - 2:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the government shutdown now in its fourth week, bills are beginning to pile up for many furloughed federal workers. As a way to ease the burden, many local and national companies are displaying a willingness to be flexible, offering payment plans, free admission...
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Hadas Kuznits
January 11, 2019 - 5:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Franklin Institute is offering free admission this weekend to government employees during the partial government shutdown. Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts said the Franklin is opening its doors to federal employees to give them a break from their...
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If Santa stops at every child's house on Christmas Eve, how long would he have to spend at each home, and how fast would he have to travel?
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Hadas Kuznits
December 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If Santa stops at every child's house on Christmas Eve, how long would he have to spend at each home, and how fast would he have to travel? The Franklin Institute's Chief Astronomer put his advanced physics degree to good use with these burning questions. Chief...
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John McDevitt
October 10, 2018 - 5:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Franklin Institute is getting ready to open a new artifact-based exhibit this weekend exploring the people, traditions, and influence of the Viking age. The new "Vikings: Beyond The Legend" exhibit opens Saturday and features 600 archaeological finds on loan from...
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Studio artist rides E.T. figure to its new home in the film experience at Madame Tussauds New York for the anniversary of Universal Studios/Amblin Entertainment's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on June 10, 2014 in New York City.
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Eric Walter
August 09, 2018 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thursday night at the Franklin Institute, video game fans will have a chance to dig into one of the most embarrassing incidents in the history of Atari. As part of their "Game Masters" exhibition, the Franklin is hosting a screening of "Atari: Game Over," with an...
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Mark Abrams
July 10, 2018 - 5:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Franklin Institute opened its doors to about 1,000 students from EducationWorks Tuesday for a summer camp-style experience. For many of the young students — ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade from both Philadelphia and Camden — this was their first visit to...
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