Monday, November 24, 2014
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POSTED: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:36 AM
Philadelphia's second casino license is rumored to be going to Live! Hotel & Casino near the stadium complex. (Rendering by Darein St Perspective)

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

1. Casino license: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is meeting today to vote on the second casino license for Philadelphia. 

2. Hearing for Msgr. Lynn: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments today about whether to reinstate a child-endangerment conviction against Msgr. William J. Lynn, who was convicted by a jury in 2012 of ignoring warning signs about a priest who later sexually abused a 10-year-old. The conviction was overturned last year.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:20 AM
According to NPR's All Things Considered, Airbus says the "Flying Doughnut" design also has an additional benefit: Seating passengers in a circle, doughnut-style, allows for more fliers than the old-fashioned paper-towel-holder-with-two-wings. (Espacenet)

What we're reading this morning. Recent good reads you may have missed.

1) Meet the philanthropist determined to save Philadelphia's newspapers. Gerry Lenfest -- owner of the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com -- opens up in a wide-ranging interview with Rem Rieder of USA Today. Says Lenfest:  "I've given over a billion dollars away to charitable causes, but nothing I've done has the importance of saving these newspapers."

2) No rooms at the inns when Pope Francis comes to town? Up to 2 million people are expected to greet the pontiff when he visits Philadelphia. The city has 11,000 hotel rooms. Do we need to do the math? 

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POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:23 AM
Pope Francis delivers the Angelus noon prayer from his studio's window overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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

1. Papal Visit: Pope Francis makes it official. He'll be coming to Philly in September for the World Meeting of Families.

2. Mo'ne Davis memoir: The pitcher who helped lead Philadelphia's Taney Dragons to the Little League World Series reportedly will tell her story in "Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name," slated to be released in March by HarperCollins Children's Books.

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POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2014, 5:00 AM

What we're reading this morning. Recent good reads you may have missed.

1) So, wait Wilmington News-Journal, you’re saying “Fight Club” is a real thing in Delaware?

2) Welcome to Philadelphia, or what CNBC hypes as Energy Pipeline, U.S.A.

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POSTED: Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:52 AM
(Healthcare.gov)

Here's your look at five stories we're following today and through the weekend:

1. Obamacare sign ups: The marketplace for Affordable Care Act plans reopens Saturday. Officials are hoping the second enrollment period has a smoother start than last year's disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov.

2. Bankruptcy hearing for Foxwoods: Lawyers for the Foxwoods project, whose casino license was revoked four years ago, will be in court today to argue that Pennsylvania should repay Foxwoods' $50 million license fee. The hearing comes just days before the state Gaming Control Board is expected to re-award Philadelphia's second casino license.

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POSTED: Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:08 AM
An alga species infected with a chlorovirus similar to the one University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Johns Hopkins researchers have newly identified in the throat cavity of humans. (Credit: Kit Lee and Angie Fox, UNL)

What we're reading this morning. Recent good reads you may have missed.

1) Philly man charged by rogue narcotics cops lost his home to the DA's civil-forfeiture program. Isaiah Thompson reports for CityPaper.net how the man was cleared of all charges. But the DA has not returned the man's home, or apologized. (Listen to the NewsWorks interview with Thompson here. See previous stories here.)

2) What honking your horn says about you as a person. Timaree Schmit in PhillyNow.com provides a handy guide to understanding how your behavior on Philly streets is understood by your neighbors. 

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POSTED: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:02 AM
Actress Edie Falco pays tribute to the late James Gandolfini onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The actor is being inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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

1. N.J. Hall of Fame: Late actor James Gandolfini is set to be posthumously inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame today, and other cast members of the "The Sopranos" are expected to attend the ceremony.

2. Sheridan son arrest: The son of Cooper Health System CEO John Sheridan was arrested for alleged cocaine possession the day Sheridan and his wife, Joyce, were found dead after a fire at their Somerset County home. Prosecutors say there is no correlation between the fire and 40-year-old Matthew Sheridan's arrest.

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POSTED: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:00 AM

What we're reading this morning. Recent good reads you may have missed.

1) A Q&A with Ira Glass, host of "This American Life." Jonathan Valania of Phawker.com gets the radio superstar to dish on what makes a good narrative, his favorite episode of TAL, and why his parents don't like public radio.

2) Everything you wanted to understand about net neutrality but were too confounded to ask. Perversely, you have Sen. Ted Cruz to thank for the Oatmeal's brilliant explanation.

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