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5 stories to follow: July 22

Welcome back to work. Get your week started with a look at five stories we'll be following today:

5 stories to follow: July 22

Chip Kelly directs his team during NFL football practice at the Eagles´ training facility in June. The team´s training camp begins today. (Matt Rourke/AP file)
Chip Kelly directs his team during NFL football practice at the Eagles' training facility in June. The team's training camp begins today. (Matt Rourke/AP file)

Welcome back to work. Get your week started with a look at five stories we'll be following today:

1. Eagles training camp: A new era begins for the Eagles today, when rookies, quarterbacks and selected veterans report to training camp. The camp is the first under new coach Chip Kelly, and is also the first at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia, instead of Lehigh University. The rest of the squad heads to practice later this week. For updates throughout camp, check out Philly.com's complete coverage.

2. Royal baby: Prince William's wife, Kate, is in labor at a London hospital. The two arrived at St. Mary's Hospital early this morning. The child, who will be the couple's first, will become third in line for the British throne.

3. Shore anthem: Musicians can start submitting entries today in a contest to create New Jersey's summer anthem. The contest, which asks for original songs from participants, was launched to promote Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts along the Jersey Shore. The winner will perform at a September concert at the Shore along with a yet-to-be-named notable musical artist. Here are the rules.

4. N.J. Senate campaign: The wife of late Sen. Frank Lautenberg will campaign today with Rep. Frank Pallone, who is vying to fill the U.S. Senate seat that opened when Lautenberg died last month. Bonnie Lautenberg is slated to praise Pallone's environmental record at an event in East Rutherford.

5. Contract arbitration for first responders: A press conference is scheduled for this afternoon to announce a new initiative concerning Act 111 awards in contract arbitrations between city officials and unions representing emergency responders that include firefighters and paramedics. The arbitration process has been a hotly contested issue in recent years, with the Nutter administration repeatedly challenging a 2009 firefighters' arbitration award in court; the city's fire crews have been working without a contract since then.

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