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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia County. Zip codes in Philadelphia, PA include 19105, 19147, and 19099. The median home price in Philadelphia is $159,000 which is roughly $84/per square foot. More Philadelphia information.

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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Woman From Sudan Who Faced Death Over Faith Scheduled To Arrive In Philadelphia

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence is heading to the United States.

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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Philadelphia Elementary School Students Challenge LeBron To Dunk Contest Vs. Their Teacher

Hans Muller is physical education teacher at Julia Ward Howe Elementary school in North Philadelphia and his students, kindergarten through fifth graders, want him to challenge LeBron James to a dunk contest at their school.

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3 hrs ago | Philly.com

Pair charged in $3.6M PennDot theft

Two contractors have been charged with the theft of $3.6 million from PennDot in an ongoing investigation of the agency's district covering the five counties in Southeast Pennsylvania, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced Thursday.

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7 hrs ago | Philly.com

Philadelphia hosts consecrated virgins

Becoming a consecrated virgin, says Judith Stegman, means there's one thing you'll do without - obviously - and one you'll definitely need: In the era of The Bachelorette and Dating Naked , of Fifty Shades of Grey and Snoop Dogg's "Ain't No Fun ," a woman who chooses to live in reverent chastity can seem a curiosity.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

University City Review

When it comes to class sizes, Philadelphia School District's numbers don't add up

Philadelphia school and city officials say the district will be forced to lay off teachers and possibly grow class sizes as large as 40 when students return in September, unless the state and city gives it more money.

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CBS Local

Forbes Announces New Participants For Its Inaugural 'Under 30' Summit In Philadelphia

Forbes Magazine is hosting its inaugural 'Under 30' Summit in Philadelphia this fall, and they've packed the schedule with some impressive and diverse names.

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Philly.com

Six cops charged with robbery, kidnapping, extortion

Six Philadelphia police officers were arrested Wednesday in a predawn roundup and charged with robbing, kidnapping, and extorting drug suspects over a nearly seven-year period.

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Business Journal

Get a taste of Wahlburgers before it hits Philadelphia later this year

Wahlburgers, the burger chain owned by Chef Paul Wahlberg in partnership with celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie, is set to open five locations in Philadelphia, one slated for the end of this year.

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Philly.com

Bustleton Civic prez seeks to oust firm

Jack O'Hara, president of the Greater Bustleton Civic League, is fighting to shut down a man who is manufacturing dental retainers on a residential block of Haldeman Ave. O'Hara fears the manufacturing could pave the way to ruining a residential block because other manufacturers could buy houses there for the same purpose.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Celebrating 40 years of Episcopal women priests

On a recent Saturday at North Philadelphia, Pa.' s, landmark Episcopal Church of the Advocate, worshipper gathered in a jubilant, crowded service to mark the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women as priests.

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Evening Sun

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say.

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Philly.com

Trial ordered in South Phila. killing over backpack

Tyreek McNeil allegedly shared two things with Jahmir Carney: a neighborhood bicycle and the knowledge that he shot and killed a man last year in a failed attempt to steal a backpack.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

CBS Local

Memorial Service Held For Victims Of Carjacking Crash In North Philadelphia

A community rally brings hundreds to the North Philadelphia corner where a carjacking and hit-and-run crash killed three children.

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Philly.com

No bail for suspects in N. Phila. carjacking, crash that killed 3

The two men charged in a North Philadelphia carjacking and crash that left three children dead will remain in jail without bail.

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CBS Local

Trial Ordered in Alleged South Philadelphia Backpack Murder

A 22-year-old South Philadelphia man was today ordered held for trial in the attempted robbery and murder of a married father outside his brother's South Philadelphia bakery workplace last September.

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Philly.com

Police trying to ID man who attacked woman getting off SEPTA trolley

Authorities are trying to identify the man who attacked a woman as she was getting off a SEPTA trolley in West Philadelphia earlier this month.

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Pocono Record

Driver dies after SUV goes into Delaware River in Philly

Authorities say a driver fleeing a Philadelphia traffic accident died after his sport utility vehicle plunged into the Delaware River.

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NBC Philadelphia

No Bail for Accused Carjackers, Murderers

Philadelphia Police charged two suspects in the deadly carjacking and hit & run accident that killed three children last week in Tioga.

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Philly.com

In West Philadelphia, a fight to save a neighborhood farm

At 8 a.m. on a Saturday in mid-July, a time many teenagers prefer to be asleep, Mika'al Broadus, a rising senior at Roxborough High School, was already at work at Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative's University City High School garden, harvesting armfuls of kale.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Philly.com

Three Philly women fight sexual harassment and other notes from Comic-Con

THE White House Correspondents' Dinner is affectionately called "The Nerd Prom," then San Diego Comic-Con is "The Geek After-Party" - the Bacchanal of Geekdom.

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