Today's Top Picks: Sept. 21, 2017

Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt says PennDOT's approach to "motor-voter"  may prompt some people, in this country legally but not eligible to vote, to register to vote anyway. Read more
“Corrupt, perverted, atrocious — use what adjective you’d like to use,” Judge Jeffrey L. Finley said of Kaplan’s sexual contact with the girls, which in the youngest cases started at age 7. Read more
The federal corruption case against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is rooted in disproven allegations that the senator engaged in overseas trysts with underage prostitutes, but at trial a strong-willed judge has kept out any remotely prurient evidence. Read more
For the Rev. Gerard Hammond, 84, a life on the line is a life well lived. Read more
A mother from Syria filled a plate with Chinese dumplings for her and her son as nearby a family from Korea sampled collard greens and corn bread. Following a performance by a group of Mummers, who strutted and spun before the more than 150 diners assembled at tables outside of Reading Terminal Market, three young women performed traditional Cambodian dances. Read more
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