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5 stories to follow: July 9

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

5 stories to follow: July 9

Janice Rael waves two flags during a rally in support of Wednesday´s landmark SCOTUS gay-marriage ruling, on the Independence Mall,  Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  (  Steven M. Falk / Staff Photographer )
Janice Rael waves two flags during a rally in support of Wednesday's landmark SCOTUS gay-marriage ruling, on the Independence Mall, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. ( Steven M. Falk / Staff Photographer )

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

1. Pa. gay marriage lawsuit: Eleven same-sex couples are planning to file a federal lawsuit today, seeking to overturn Pennsylvania's gay-marriage ban.

2. Funeral for boy who drowned in creek: Services will be held today and tomorrow for Brandon Boyle, a 13-year-old boy who drowned in Pennypack Creek last week. A public visitation will take place at Bethel Franklin Mills Church this evening; another visitation will take place tomorrow morning, followed by a funeral service.

3. Gosnell back in court: Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the West Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies born alive at his clinic, is back in federal court for a hearing in a "pill mill" case. A plea hearing is slated to take place today on the narcotics charges today, but Gosnell has twice balked at pleading guilty during previously scheduled hearings.

4. Paulsboro derailment hearing: The National Transportation Safety Board is holding two days of hearings, starting today, on the November train derailment in Paulsboro. Vinyl chloride was released when a rail car tore open; several lawsuits have been filed against track owner Conrail over the incident.

5. Hillary Clinton at Bryn Mawr: Hillary Clinton is scheduled to speak at an international women's conference at Bryn Mawr College this afternoon. The former secretary of state will address a symposium for the Women in Public Service Project, which she helped launch in 2011.

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