2014 Kennedy Center Honoree Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, arrive at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Washington.
Kevin Wolf/AP Photo
AP News
December 27, 2019 - 10:37 am
Tom Hanks may officially consider himself Greek. Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has signed an honorary naturalization order allowing the 63-year-old actor to claim Greek citizenship, his office told The Associated Press on Friday. Read more now.
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Center City District 2018 Ice Rink Opening
Marisa Fischetti/Center City District
Holli Stephens
November 08, 2019 - 4:45 am
You have about three weeks left until Thanksgiving — aka, Black Friday, which ends the season of laid-back excursions and marks the beginning of tedious holiday shopping. Get a jumpstart with The KYW To-Do List, your weekend guide for things to do in Philly and the suburbs.
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Emily Wilson is a classicist and Greek translator and teaches classical studies and literary theory at Penn.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation — used with permission
Mike Dougherty
September 26, 2019 - 7:16 am
A new crop of 'geniuses' are getting big grants from the MacArthur Foundation. A University of Pennsylvania professor is one of 26 people being recognized for their exceptional creativity and accomplishments.
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Workers carry bags with debris as clean-up operations get underway following a deadly wildfire in Mati, east of Athens, Thursday, July 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis
July 26, 2018 - 4:10 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Frantic relatives headed to the Athens morgue Thursday to seek the fate of loved ones still missing after Greece's deadliest forest fire in decades, a blaze that Greek authorities said they increasingly suspect resulted from arson. Public Order Minister Nikos Toskas said...
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