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Saudia Shuler poses in front of her North Philly restaurant Country Cookin'.
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Cherri Gregg
January 16, 2019 - 9:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The North Philadelphia mother who went viral on social media for her lavish prom send-off pleaded guilty this week. Feds accused her of taking tens of thousands of dollars in disability benefits, but her lawyer says there's more to the story. Saudia Shuler, aka "Saud...
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There's more evidence of a correlation between depression and social media use among teenagers. A recent study in the UK finds girls spend more time on social media than boys, and they are more likely to display signs of depression linked to their time on
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Suzanne Monaghan
January 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's more evidence of a correlation between depression and social media use among teenagers. A recent study in the UK finds girls spend more time on social media than boys, and they are more likely to display signs of depression linked to their time online. The...
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The annual Mummers Parade is in full swing on a surprisingly warm but windy New Year's Day.
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Flashpoint
January 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Leaders of the Philadelphia Mummers met with representatives from the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus. The gathering is in follow-up to allegations of blackface that turned out to be false, and both sides hope to move forward. "Overall, I think it was a very...
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On a night he was facing a protest in his hometown of Chicago, singer R. Kelly appeared to be partying at a local club, where he proclaimed he's not concerned with the controversy brewing around him.
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January 10, 2019 - 2:09 pm
By Lisa Respers France and Ryan Young (CNN) — On a night he was facing a protest in his hometown of Chicago, singer R. Kelly partied at a local club, where he proclaimed he's not concerned with the controversy brewing around him. Videos of Kelly were posted on social media late Wednesday into...
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Dreamstime
January 04, 2019 - 10:10 pm
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) -- Though social media can be a helpful tool for teenagers to learn and connect with friends, experts have long warned that too much Snapchatting or Instagramming can come with downsides . There appears to be a connection between social media use and depressive symptoms...
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Actress Sandra Bullock attends the New York screening of 'Bird Box' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 17, 2018 in New York City.
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January 03, 2019 - 8:12 am
(CBS News) — Netflix is warning fans about the risks of a new social media challenge inspired by its hit movie "Bird Box." Netflix tweeted in all caps: "PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. We don't know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have just...
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Rachel Kurland
December 27, 2018 - 12:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Instagram decided to go in a new direction Thursday: sideways. The app suddenly changed its commonplace vertical feed that its users have been accustomed to for years. Now, with a new update, users either tap or swipe to either side to view the next piece of content,...
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Stephanie Humphrey and LiRon Anderson-Bell discuss ‘how tos’ when it comes to cleaning up your social media past.
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Flashpoint
December 23, 2018 - 4:00 am
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about your social media posts. The end of the year is the perfect time to do an audit of your old Tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts. America saw firsthand when actor-comedian Kevin Hart opted...
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The Senate Intelligence Committee is set to release two reports on Monday detailing the breadth of the Russian social media campaign to sow discord in the United States.
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December 17, 2018 - 4:31 pm
(CNN/KYW Newsradio) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee is set to release two reports on Monday detailing the breadth of the Russian social media campaign to sow discord in the United States . The reports, both of which were commissioned by the committee, are based on troves of data that Facebook...
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December 17, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It seems like a lot of people spill their bad intentions on social media before engaging in violence. But how do you know if a post is a threat? This month alone, police in Oklahoma City and Palm Beach, Florida...
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