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5 stories to follow: June 5

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

5 stories to follow: June 5

Workers knock down what remains of the Salvation Army thrift store at 22nd and Market streets. (ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)
Workers knock down what remains of the Salvation Army thrift store at 22nd and Market streets. (ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER) ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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

1. Collapse anniversary: Today marks one year since the building collapse at 22nd and Market streets that left six people dead. A memorial service will be held at the site this morning.

2. Comcast-TWC merger: Time Warner Cable is holding its annual shareholder meeting today, but Comcast Corp.'s proposed $45.2 billion merger with the company isn't on the agenda

3. Schools budget: Mayor Nutter plans to send a bill to City Council today that would allow the city to borrow funds for to help the Philadelphia School District make ends meet, and use future sales tax revenue to pay back the money. The move comes a day after the Council preliminarily approved a bill that would guarantee the district would get $120 million in sales tax revenue next year.

4. Assisted suicide: A New Jersey General Assembly panel is planning to consider a bill called the "Death with Dignity Act," which would let people told they have six months to live get prescription drugs to commit suicide.

5. Katz flight investigation: Officials are studying a number of factors to determine what caused a jet to crash outside Boston over the weekend, killing Lewis Katz and six others. The National Transportation Safety Board says it has ruled nothing out thus far, and is examining potential causes that include a malfunctioning tail flap.

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