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  1. Dog Hailed as 'Hero' After Saving Family From House FireRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | ABC News

    A Philadelphia family says they might not be alive today if weren't for their 2-year-old dog named Jack. Jack is being hailed a hero for helping to wake up his family, who was sleeping when a fire had broken out in their home early Wednesday morning, according to the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team, a nonprofit animal emergency response organization that was called by the Philadelphia Fire Department to assist on the scene.

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  2. Teachers in Philadelphia Plan a Black Lives Matter WeekRead the original story

    Friday Jan 13 | ABC News

    A teachers' organization in Philadelphia is encouraging teachers to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts and buttons and provide lessons on the movement every day for one week. The Caucus of Working Educators, a faction of the teachers union, is developing lessons plans and curriculum ideas for teachers of grades from kindergarten through high school for the week of Jan. 23. The plans, distilled from the movement's 13 guiding principles, such as embracing diversity and globalism, will be available online , organizers said Friday.

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  3. Iverson's debut shoe an unquestioned piece of hoops historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 23 | ABC News

    A "woosh" when they cross it over, and an "errrrrr" when they stop on a dime. That was my buddy, Tim, while we were growing up in the suburbs some 20 miles southwest of the Wells Fargo Center .

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  4. College Student to Distribute 2,000 Holiday Cards to HomelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | ABC News

    One college student has launched a holiday card drive for the homeless after being inspired by volunteering at a shelter. Ali Boettlin, 21, a senior at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, collected 2,000 cards, surpassing her original goal of 500 in just a few weeks.

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  5. GOP Official Calls for Firing of 'Wine-Swilling' Attorney Involved in Anti-Trump VandalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | ABC News

    Philadelphia assistant city solicitor Duncan Lloyd was seen on surveillance video appearing to take photos or video after a grocery store was vandalized with anti-Trump remarks. A Philadelphia city attorney is in hot water after he was caught on camera involved in an anti-Trump graffiti incident.

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  6. Flash Mob Attacks in Philadelphia Send 4 to HospitalRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2016 | ABC News

    Four people, including an off-duty police detective and his wife, were taken to a hospital after a " flash mob " attack by some among a crowd of juveniles in downtown Philadelphia, police said. Police said a large crowd of juveniles were at 16th and Walnut streets, a popular spot for dining and shopping, at about 6 p.m. Saturday when some people began randomly assaulting people on the street.

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  7. Over 200 Reports of Hateful Harassment and Intimidation Post-Election: SPLCRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2016 | ABC News

    There have been more than 200 reports of hate-based intimidation and harassment since Election Day , according to the Southern Poverty Law Center . The anti-discrimination organization tallied 201 incidents nationwide between Tuesday and Friday evening, based on direct submissions and reports on social media and in the news.

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  8. Anti-Trump and Nazi Graffiti Appear Across USRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2016 | ABC News

    Reports of anti-Trump and even Nazi graffiti have emerged after tens of thousands of demonstrators in cities across the country took to the streets Wednesday night to protest President-elect Donald Trump 's unexpected victory. On Wednesday morning, just hours after Trump was declared the 45th president of the United States, the emblem of the Nazi Party was found spray-painted on the glass window of a building in South Philadelphia.

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  9. PHOTO: ABC News' Amna Nawaz checks in with formerly undecided voters after the election.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | ABC News

    Two of the most disliked major party candidates vying for the highest office in the land left many undecided voters wringing their hands until the last minute. For three young voters in three, key states whom ABC News has been tracking, their decisions came down to the wire.

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  10. Bucs sign ex-Eagles WR Josh Huff to practice squadRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2016 | ABC News

    "We signed him to the practice squad. That's it," Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said.

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  11. Clinton Camp Lays Out Strategy in Final PushRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2016 | ABC News

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, left, and vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen Tim Kaine greet supporters during a campaign rally at Dunning-Cohen Champions Field on October 22, 2016 in Philadelphia, Penn. With just two full days until Election Day , the Clinton campaign is mapping out its strategy for the final stretch.

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  12. Doug Pederson: Josh Huff's arrest 'legal matter,' still gathering infoRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | ABC News

    Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff will not face immediate disciplinary action from the team following his arrest Tuesday, and is expected to play Sunday against the New York Giants . Huff has been charged with possessing an unloaded 9 mm handgun without a permit and a small amount of marijuana after he was pulled over for speeding on the Walt Whitman Bridge on the New Jersey side.

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  13. What a Hillary Clinton White House May Look LikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | ABC News

    Hillary Clinton, and her daughter Chelsea, appear on stage at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, July 28, 2016. Her husband Bill Clinton, right, and son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, also appear.

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  14. Transit Strike Leaves Philly Commuters Stuck, ScramblingRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2016 | ABC News

    Commuters scrambled Tuesday to find alternate ways to travel as transit workers in Philadelphia hit the picket lines after the city's main transit agency and a union representing about 4,700 workers failed to reach a contract agreement. The union went on strike at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, shutting down Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority buses, trolleys and subways that provide about 900,000 rides a day.

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  15. State Documents Detail Death of Philadelphia Teen at School for Troubled YouthRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2016 | ABC News

    A 17-year-old boy who died earlier this month at a residential treatment facility in Philadelphia for troubled youth was heard yelling "I can't breathe" as staff restrained him and one punched the teen's rib cage before he stopped breathing, state violation reports allege. Violation reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services led the state to order Wordsworth Academy to shutter its residential treatment program.

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  16. Amtrak to Pay $265M for Crash That Killed 8Read the original story

    Oct 27, 2016 | ABC News

    Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a crash last year that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others when a speeding train derailed on a curve. The settlement allows victims to have their awards in hand by June instead of waiting years for lawsuits to play out, their lawyers said Thursday.

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  17. Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Seeks to Avoid JailRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2016 | ABC News

    But the one-term Pennsylvania attorney general will instead learn Monday whether she is going to jail over a perjury and obstruction case that stemmed from a political feud. Democrat Kathleen Kane, 50, argues that the loss of her career, law license and reputation is punishment enough.

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  18. Trump's Lawsuit Threat Against Overshadows Agenda RolloutRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2016 | ABC News

    Donald Trump is laying out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president but pointedly noting that he will find time to sue the numerous women who have accused him of groping and other unwanted sexual behavior. "All of these liars will be sued once the election is over," Trump said Saturday during an event near the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg that was meant to be policy-driven.

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  19. Teen Dies After Altercation With School Staff: PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | ABC News

    Staff members at Wordsworth Academy in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Wynnefield Heights were conducting an investigation into an unauthorized item in the student's room when the incident occurred, said Sgt. Eric Gripp, public information officer for the Philadelphia Police Department.

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  20. Kyle Lowry hopes to channel gold into Raptors successRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2016 | ABC News

    That's how many minutes Kyle Lowry logged en route to becoming an Eastern Conference finalist and Olympic gold medalist in 2015-16. The 30-year-old point guard appeared in 105 out of a possible 110 games between the regular season, playoffs and international competition, validating all the hard work he had put in during the offseason to get himself in the best shape possible.

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