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Chester County businessman Richard Ireland may be the one on trial for attempted bribery, but it was the federal government’s star witness, ex-state Treasurer Rob McCord, who was on the hot seat Monday. And it was a federal prosecutor who put him there. Read more
At Norwood-Fontbonne Academy in Germantown, 16 eighth-grade students have just begun a rousing hour of learning to be news-literate, independent-minded critical thinkers. Working at their laptops, some ponder a question (“What is newsworthy?”); others answer a directive (“Briefly explain your rankings”).Read more
With hundreds of revelers sporting ornate headdresses, bearded masks, handstitched capes and replica muskets, El Carnaval de Puebla en Filadelphia has been a Mexican folk tradition and rite of spring in South Philadelphia since 2006. This year, however, organizers have canceled the festival, citing fears that a mass gathering of Mexicans could become a target for immigration enforcement action. Read more
Former Mayor Michael A. Nutter and a top aide took issue Monday with an Inquirer and Daily News report that the aide failed to fully account for $52,000 in spending in 2015 while serving as chairwoman of the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia.Read more
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