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New Jersey capitol.
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David Madden
November 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
Legislators in New Jersey are being asked to consider a move to form a task force to look into reparations to be paid for the state’s role in slavery. Read more here.
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Photo of the  'Forbidden Art' exhibit that is now on display at the National Liberty Museum.
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Justin Udo
November 11, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Philadelphia is playing host to a unique exhibit that takes a special look at the Holocaust that's made up of art that was once banned. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
October 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
Philadelphians living in designated historic neighborhoods are likely to get some help maintaining their homes. A City Council hearing on Tuesday showed broad support for a fund to subsidize the cost of keeping authentic details on certified historic homes. Read more here.
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Waverly Woodson Jr. is one step closer to being honored by the Pa. House
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Cherri Gregg
September 25, 2019 - 12:30 pm
A resolution introduced in the Pennsylvania House to posthumously honor a black World War II hero from West Philadelphia has overcome its first political obstacle. Read more here.
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From left: cast members Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Wyatt Oleff, Jaeden Martell, Jack Dylan Grazer and Finn Wolfhard arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "It: Chapter 2," at the Regency Village Theatre.
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AP News
September 04, 2019 - 12:30 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Moviegoers from Maine who watch the film "It: Chapter Two" this weekend might recognize a scene that draws on a painful event from the state's history. The scene involves a gay character named Adrian Mellon being attacked by teenagers and his subsequent encounter with Pennywise...
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Cherri Gregg
August 20, 2019 - 8:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This month marks the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans in America, and the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is marking the occasion with a six-month campaign. The first enslaved Africans are documented to have been brought to...
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Donald Trump
Alex Brandon/AP, file
July 30, 2019 - 11:19 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When President Donald Trump drew widespread condemnation for describing a majority-black congressional district as a "rat and rodent infested mess" and for tweets targeting four Democratic congresswomen of color, it was not the first time a U.S. president attracted such...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center shows Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Irwin, left, and Dave Scott driving a prototype of a lunar rover in a volcanic cinder field east of Flagstaff, Ariz.
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July 08, 2019 - 12:18 pm
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater that is the most well-preserved on Earth. Northern Arizona has had...
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King Tutankhamun's tomb
Amr Nabil/AP, file
July 05, 2019 - 7:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Christie's has gone forward with the auction of a 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun despite protests from the Egyptian government. The brown quartzite head depicting King Tut sold for more than 4.7 million pounds ($5.9 million) Thursday evening. The...
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The Museum of the American Revolution is holding a series of one person performances this summer, telling the stories of people of color in the Revolutionary-era.
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John McDevitt
July 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Museum of the American Revolution is holding a series of one-person performances this summer, telling the stories of people of color in the Revolutionary-era. The summer kicked off with a nationally-renowned historical interpreter portraying Ona Judge, who was...
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