A redacted version of the Mueller report into Russian interference in the 2016 election was made public Thursday. The report made waves both for what it said and what it didn’t say. A Delaware County movie-studio head has said for quite some time that he plans to build the Mid-Atlantic’s answer to Disney World just outside of Chester. Now, he’s more confident than ever that it’ll happen soon. Plus, reporter Kristen Holmes shares the touching story of two Philly-born brothers and military chaplains who will be reunited in Arlington after long lives of service.

The redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election was made public Thursday. While many read it to find out what it concluded about ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign, it’s what Mueller did not conclude that stood out.

The investigation found that Trump’s campaign did not take criminal steps to collude with Russia in their interference efforts, but “expected” to benefit from them.

Meanwhile, Democrats are expected to push for the unredacted version of the report to be made public as well. You can read the full redacted document for yourself here.

Jeffrey Rotwitt has dreams of creating the Mid-Atlantic’s answer to Walt Disney World. And he wants to build his theme park just four miles from the heart of Chester.

Rotwitt heads Sun Center Studios in Delaware County. The area is used to being transformed for the movies shot there, but Rotwitt imagines so much more.

His ambitious vision includes a 175-room hotel and indoor theme park all attached to the lot where nine major movies have been shot since 2010. Several roadblocks have kept him from realizing the theme park idea since then, but he’s confident he’ll be breaking ground later this year.

In 1998, the Rev. Francis “Frank” Brett eulogized his younger brother, the Rev. Robert Brett. Robert served as a decorated military chaplain and his remains were arriving in Arlington three decades after his death.

The brothers both served as chaplains after growing up in a large Irish Catholic family in Philly’s Grays Ferry section. Next week, they’ll be reunited on Chaplains Hill.

Those who knew the Brett brothers aren’t surprised to know they’ll be together again. Robert inspired Frank in so many ways, including in their decision to serve.

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(Left to right) Kristen Graham, Gunner the llama, Ellen Dunkel, and Jimmy the llama, take selfies during a llama walk in New Egypt, NJ, April 2, 2019.
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(Left to right) Kristen Graham, Gunner the llama, Ellen Dunkel, and Jimmy the llama, take selfies during a llama walk in New Egypt, NJ, April 2, 2019.

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