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5 stories to follow: June 4

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

5 stories to follow: June 4

Lewis Katz received an honorary degree from Temple University in the Liacouras Center during graduation ceremonies at Temple, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (DAVID SWANSON/Staff Photographer)
Lewis Katz received an honorary degree from Temple University in the Liacouras Center during graduation ceremonies at Temple, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (DAVID SWANSON/Staff Photographer)

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

1. Katz memorial: A memorial service for Lewis Katz will be held today at Temple University. Speakers at the memorial for Katz -- who was co-owner of the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, as well as a philanthropist and the largest donor in Temple's history -- include former President Bill Clinton, former Gov. Ed Rendell and Bill Cosby. Temple will stream the service live on its website.

2. N.J. primary results: Catch up on full results from Tuesday's primary election in New Jersey. Several congressional contests were among the key races in South Jersey. In the First District, Democratic State Sen.Donald Norcross will face former Eagles player Republican Garry Cobb in the November general election. In the Second District, GOP Rep. Frank LoBiondo fended off a primary challenge and will take on Democrat William Hughes Jr. in the fall. And Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard, a Democrat, will face Republican Tom MacArthur, a former mayor of Randolph in Morris County, for the Third District seat.

3. Curtis outreach program: The Curtis Institute of Music will announce a new ArtistYear fellowship program at the Aspen Institute's Franklin Project, a summit that runs today through Friday in Gettysburg. The AmeriCorps-like service program will have three fellows work on music projects with Philadelphia community partners.

4. Poetry conference: The West Chester University Poetry Conference, one of the largest in the nation, is celebrating its 20th anniversary at this year's event, which takes place from today thorugh Saturday.

5. Pa. governor's race polling: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf leads Tom Corbett's, Pennsylvania's Republican governor, by 20 points, a poll released today shows. The Quinnipiac University survey found that voters polled favored Wolf over Corbett, 53 percent to 33 percent. The poll comes a day after a Public Policy Polling survey put Wolf at a similar advantage, leading Corbett by 25 points.

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