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Flyers win Stanley Cup 1975
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Dave Uram
May 27, 2020 - 6:21 pm
Forty-five years ago, the Broad Street Bullies gave Philadelphia its second of back-to-back Stanley Cup titles. Read more here.
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Ernie Gross
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Hadas Kuznits
January 27, 2020 - 6:00 am
Seventy-five years since the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz, a Philly-based Holocaust survivor, plus a U.S. soldier who liberated Dachau, recall the days marked by somber freedom. They set the tone for an unfortunate imminent reality that firsthand, in-person testimonies of these atrocities will...
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Bridge crossing the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey at historic Washington's Crossing. Viewed from Pennsylvania into New Jersey.
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AP News
December 26, 2019 - 7:29 am
Thousands turned out Wednesday to watch the annual reenactment of George Washington's daring Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River in 1776 — the first time the crossing was completed in three years. Read more here.
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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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