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Voting running 'smoothly' on Philly primary day, candidates turned away from election lunch

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. as voters choose party nominees for mayor, City Council, sheriff, city commissioners, and judges, and weigh in on four ballot questions.

Army agrees to expedite appeal for WWII veteran, 95, seeking honorable discharge

The U.S. Army has agreed to expedite the appeal of WWII veteran Nelson Henry, 95, of Philadelphia, who is seeking to change his eviction from the military in 1945 to an honorable discharge.

Army agrees to expedite appeal for WWII veteran, 95, seeking honorable discharge

The U.S. Army has agreed to expedite the appeal of WWII veteran Nelson Henry, 95, of Philadelphia, who is seeking to change his eviction from the military in 1945 to an honorable discharge.

Man held for trial in 2018 shooting that wounded Philly cop in Kensington

Jerome Hill was held for trial on attempted murder, aggravated assault, and related offenses for allegedly firing his gun at two police officers last year, wounding Officer Paul Sulock in his thigh.

Man held for trial in 2018 shooting that wounded Philly cop in Kensington

Jerome Hill was held for trial on attempted murder, aggravated assault, and related offenses for allegedly firing his gun at two police officers last year, wounding Officer Paul Sulock in his thigh.
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She’s been helping people for a decade. So why is Pa. picking on her? | Stu Bykofsky

Naomi Brownstein, 68, has been offering secretarial services to poor people with simple legal issues. She is being investigated by the state attorney general for reasons that are not clear.
Opinion

She’s been helping people for a decade. So why is Pa. picking on her? | Stu Bykofsky

Naomi Brownstein, 68, has been offering secretarial services to poor people with simple legal issues. She is being investigated by the state attorney general for reasons that are not clear.
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Former Temple president Neil Theobald becomes a president again

Neil Theobald this month was named acting president of the University of Wyoming and given a one-year contract paying $340,000, according to a university news release. He had been hired by the university a year ago as vice president of finance and administration.

Primary election 2019: What do you want to know about the races for mayor, City Council, and more?

With the polls open, The Inquirer wants to know more about what you want to know about the primary election.

Philadelphia Police detective shoots man panhandling in Kensington

The man, who was known to panhandle in the area, was not armed, police say.

Who are Philly’s best teachers? Here are 60 who shine.

The teachers are winners of the 2019 Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Awards. Each will receive a $3,500 prize and will be honored Tuesday at a ceremony at the Prince Music Theater.

Everyone has a great teacher they remember forever. Here are 3 of Philly’s finest.

Gina Weightman, Brandon Miller, and Deanna Henderson are the kind of teachers who leave a lasting impression, representative of the very best talent in city classrooms.

4 dead, 4, wounded in weekend shootings

Three of those who were wounded were reported to be in critical condition.

First defendant in feds’ case against ‘Johnny Doc’ and Local 98 gets 18-month sentence

George J. Peltz, co-owner of MJK Electrical Corp., admitted to providing labor leader John J. Dougherty nearly $57,000 in home and office improvements at no charge between 2012 and 2015.

Widow waits for justice for Philly man shot by cop 17 months ago

District Attorney Larry Krasner is deciding whether to charge fired Philly cop Eric Ruch, who fatally shot an unarmed man in December 2017. It would be the second time in his two-year administration that he will have charged an on-duty cop with homicide.

Philly public defender offices evacuated due to threat

Police said that a man threatened to blow up the Center City building around 9 a.m. They did not say who made the threat or how, or whether anyone had been taken into custody.

Philadelphia’s week in pictures: May 20, 2019

A greased pole, falcons, and much more, as seen through the lens of our staff photojournalists.

A nationwide tax on soda? Economists say it would be good for the country, and here’s their ‘optimal’ rate.

The group says its research is the first to weigh several factors, including tax revenues, health outcomes, effect on health-care costs, the impact on low-income residents, and the enjoyment people get from soda.

Elections require poll workers. And there’s a ‘critical shortage’ of them.

Poll workers run election days, but Philly — like the rest of the country — is running short. Experts say that could have long-term consequences for voter participation.

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Official: Poland entitled to seek German WWII reparations

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