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5 stories to follow: April 30

Here's your daily look at five stories we're watching:

5 stories to follow: April 30

Here's your daily look at five stories we're watching:

1. End of Camden City police: The Camden City police force's official last day is today. A new county-wide force, implemented last month, will now patrol the streets.

2. Jason Collins reaction: The NBA veteran became the first active player in a major professional sports league to come out as gay. Daily News columnist Marcus Hayes asks: How remarkable is that declaration? Gay Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims, a Philly Democrat, says Collins is a trailblazer. Here's what others are saying.

3. Gosnell case to jury: A Philadelphia jury is set to begin deliberating today in the case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a West Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with four counts of murder. Monday's closing arguments brought an end to the six-week-long trial.

4. Violent night in Philly: Two men were killed, a pharmacist was shot and an off-duty police officer was stabbed in a violent night in Philadelphia. All four of the violent incidents happened in a span of just more than an hour Monday evening.

5. Pennsylvania liquor privatization: The first state Senate hearing on a controversial bill to privatize Pennsylvania's wine and liquor stores is today. But on Monday, President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati -- the top Republican in the state Senate -- indicated he is in no rush to move a privatization bill.

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