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  1. DNC starts in Philadelphia with huge protests, high tempsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Star Tribune

    The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia on Monday with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures, as the region copes with an oppressive heat wave. In one of the largest rallies planned for the day, a pro-Bernie Sanders group is expected to walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge, which connects Camden, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

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  2. Political scandals linger as Philly readies for conventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Star Tribune

    The streets are freshly swept, the hotel rooms are pristine, the party invitations have gone out and extra police patrols are assigned. Tougher to clean up and shine, however, is the state's political image, tarnished by recent political corruption cases that have implicated many Democrats across the state.

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  3. Ohio historic site connects to roots of the Republican PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Star Tribune

    The Giddings Law Office, a National Historic Landmark and museum located in Jefferson, was dedicated Friday. The small white building houses a desk and other items belonging to Joshua Giddings, a 19th century Ohio congressman who was influential in the anti-slavery movement.

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  4. Philadelphia museum puts early presidents' hair on displayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Star Tribune

    You can check it out this month in Philadelphia, where a museum has put the hair of some early presidents on display. The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is showcasing locks of hair once belonging to Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.

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  5. Trevor Noah emerging from Stewart's shadowRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 17 | Star Tribune

    The new "Daily Show" host is finding his footing after a rough start replacing the man who made the broadcast essential. His comedy has grown sharper, he's becoming more comfortable with his adopted country and he's finding an audience of his own, even if smaller than his predecessor's.

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  6. Convention-bound? Here's what to see besides politiciansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Star Tribune

    Don't assume anything. Not about Cleveland, the second-largest city in Ohio and site of the Republican National Convention from July 18 to 21. Nor about its hometown-boy-gone-game-show-host Drew Carey.

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  7. Philadelphia conducting experiment to save gunshot victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Star Tribune

    In all of last year, there were only 22 days when someone wasn't shot in Philadelphia. Nearly 1 in 5 victims died.

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  8. Presidential footsteps in Philadelphia? They're everywhereRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Star Tribune

    Philadelphia has a long history as a center of politics, going back to the 18th century when the Founding Fathers met here to sign the Declaration of Independence and write the U.S. Constitution. Even presidential conventions are nothing new: The 2016 Democratic National Convention is the city's 12th since the Whig Party met here in 1848.

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  9. Facts and figures about Democratic host city PhiladelphiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Star Tribune

    Philadelphia was 43 percent black, 41 percent white, 12 percent Hispanic or Latino and 6 percent Asian, according to the 2010 Census. Philadelphia income averaged $37,460 in 2014.

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  10. Commuters face crowded, full trains after structural problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Star Tribune

    The transit agency serving the city and its suburbs is warning regional rail commuters to expect crowded trains or even full trains that pass them by on Tuesday with a third of its regional rail cars sidelined by a structural problem. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is bolstering bus and trolley service and urging people to think about other options, especially getting to subway lines if they are close to the city, on Tuesday, the first business day since the problem was discovered Friday night.

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  11. Philadelphia-area transit agency: Find another way to workRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Star Tribune

    The transit agency serving Philadelphia and its suburbs urged commuters around the region on Monday to consider subway and other transit options now that a third of its regional rail cars have been sidelined by a structural problem. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority took all 120 Silverliner V cars out of service Friday night after finding a fractured beam on one car and fatigue cracks on almost all the other cars.

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  12. Fireworks, franks, festivities: Americans mark July FourthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | Star Tribune

    From fireworks soaring above the Washington Monument to hot dogs being downed in New York City's famed frank-eating contest, Americans aren't shy about celebrating their nation's birthday. Many places are rolling out long-established Independence Day traditions on Monday .

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  13. Broken gym equipment inspired fitness fix-it ventureRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | Star Tribune

    Don Powers had trouble finding fast help to fix broken equipment at his Philadelphia-area gym, so he started a repair company and is now selling franchises. - Of all the workouts Don Powers endured in a 20-plus-year career focused on exercise, the one he hated most was when members of the gym he ran in suburban Philadelphia would press him hard about a broken piece of equipment.

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  14. Youngest victim of Orlando massacre remembered in funeralRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Star Tribune

    The youngest of the 49 victims of the Florida nightclub massacre was remembered Friday at a funeral service attended by about 600 people, many who wore red, her favorite color, as a tribute. Akyra Murray, 18, was recalled as a gifted athlete, an accomplished student and person with a positive spirit, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported .

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  15. Essentials: New ways to see Philly from up high and down lowRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Star Tribune

    With classic rowhouse architecture, brick sidewalks and narrow streets, some charming neighborhoods in Philadelphia can almost make you forget about cheesesteaks, Rocky and that whole American Revolution thing. It will be hard to escape the Cradle of Liberty references this summer as the city hosts the Democratic National Convention.

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  16. Congressman faces charges, 1st primary challenge in 20 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | Star Tribune

    U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah hasn't had a primary fight for two decades, but he now has three opponents in his heavily Democratic Philadelphia-area district, and one potentially far more dangerous challenge: the federal racketeering and bribery charges hanging over him. On top of that, Fattah is being badly outspent and racking up debts.

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  17. Tax lawyer annoyed by paying taxes denied law license returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | Star Tribune

    A suburban Philadelphia lawyer with a master's degree in taxation who told Pennsylvania ethics investigators he found paying taxes to be "annoying" isn't getting back his law license. The state Supreme Court last month denied Sebastian Rainone's request to reinstate his license, nearly a decade after he was disbarred for mishandling client funds and violating registration rules.

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  18. Snow, sleet and rain to hit Mid-Atlantic, NortheastRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2016 | Star Tribune

    A grab bag of weather conditions - including snow and sleet - will descend on communities from the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast, but with many people off for Presidents' Day it may be just another day to hunker down. After much of the northeastern United States experienced record cold on Valentine's Day, the National Weather Service said Monday would be snowy in many areas before sleet or freezing rain started and rain finally arrived.

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  19. Another Clipper Monday Night; Warmer Temps This WeekRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2016 | Star Tribune

    This was the radar from late Sunday afternoon as a snowy burst drifted through the central part of the state. It was enough snow to coat most roadways with a quick dusting to 1" On America's first Independence Day: July 4, 1776, the high in Philadelphia was 76F.

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  20. Emergency sentencing for court gunman's widowRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | Star Tribune

    A federal judge has hastily ordered the emergency sentencing of the ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse. According to online court records, the judge was to sentence 69-year-old Lenore Matusiewicz on Friday afternoon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

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