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5 stories to follow: April 28

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

5 stories to follow: April 28

Meek Mill performs during the Power 99 Powerhouse 2013 concert at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, October 25, 2013, in Philadelphia. The rapper´s lawsuit against Philadelphia and two city police officers goes to court today. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Meek Mill performs during the Power 99 Powerhouse 2013 concert at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, October 25, 2013, in Philadelphia. The rapper's lawsuit against Philadelphia and two city police officers goes to court today. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

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

1. Meek Mill trial: Rapper Meek Mill's lawsuit against Philadelphia, a city cop and a former officer goes to trial today. Jury selection is slated to begin in the case, which stems from an October 2012 car stop. He alleges the officers lied about smelling pot in order to search his vehicle, violated his civil rights by conducting an illegal stop, detained him as a result of racial profiling and falsely imprisoned him in a jail cell.

2. Comcast divestment: Comcast Corp. plans to divest some subscribers by selling cable systems to competitor Charter Communications and creating a new publicly traded provider. The move is an effort to ease concerns from regulators about Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.

3. Acme union: Acme Markets' largest union has scheduled a meeting tonight for its 2,700 workers to discuss options after the company said last week it was terminating the contract for the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776. Options for the union include a strike, lockout or working without a contract.

4. DRPA overhaul: Bills to reform the Delaware River Port Authority by banning economic-development spending and increasing accountability and transparency will be introduced in Pennsylvania's and New Jersey's state legislatures today.

5. Mural Arts project: Work on the latest Mural Arts Program project begins today. Seven sites along a five-mile stretch between 30th Street Station and North Philadelphia will be spray-painted as part of a work called "psychylustro;" the temporary work is geared for SEPTA, Amtrak and New Jersey Transit riders. 

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