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Why it would be best for the Phillies to trade an infielder this winter

Why it would be best for the Phillies to trade an infielder this winter

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — No general manager will admit he must make a trade; that creates unwanted public expectations and a slip in leverage with the other 29 clubs in baseball. But those general managers see what Matt Klentak sees: five infielders for three spots, two of which are […]

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Pipe bomb strapped to man explodes in NYC subway, injuring 4

Pipe bomb strapped to man explodes in NYC subway, injuring 4

NEW YORK (AP) — A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body with Velcro and zip ties set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring him and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour. Advertisment of Gallery: All […]

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Tax reform looks like an attack on cities | Opinion

Tax reform looks like an attack on cities | Opinion

As Congress tries to pass tax reform, the debate in the media and on Capitol Hill is focused on how these packages will affect the average taxpayer. But the what-it-means-for-your-wallet analysis misses what these tax changes might mean for your community. In an effort to generate savings, the tax packages […]

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At long last, anti-tethering law gives dogs justice they deserve | Opinion

At long last, anti-tethering law gives dogs justice they deserve | Opinion

In the past, Pennsylvania winters have brought the gift of anxiety to both dog rescuers and caring citizens who were forced to witness the suffering of neighborhood dogs from the warmth of their kitchen windows. They watched as dogs were hung from tethers in backyards — cold, hungry, thirsty, miserable, and, […]

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Is the GOP preparing to cover up for Trump? | Opinion

Is the GOP preparing to cover up for Trump? | Opinion

Our democratic republic is in far more danger than it was even a few weeks ago. Until this point, there was an underlying faith in much of the political world that if Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian collusion in the election of Donald Trump turned up damning material about the […]

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GOP tax plan would cut jobs, increase tax burden, and raise insurance premiums for Philly | Mayor Kenney

GOP tax plan would cut jobs, increase tax burden, and raise insurance premiums for Philly | Mayor Kenney

Residents of the Philadelphia region will pay more in taxes and get fewer community improvements if the Trump administration’s tax bill passes. Yet, we’ve seen nothing like the outcry that successfully defeated the repeal of Obamacare. This lack of response is all the more shocking considering that the tax bill […]

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Philadelphia Parking Authority honcho Richard Dickson set to snag record $655K retirement perk

Philadelphia Parking Authority honcho Richard Dickson set to snag record $655K retirement perk

City Council reformed the controversial retirement perk known as DROP in 2011, but a top Philadelphia Parking Authority official is set to collect a lump-sum payment of $655,000 — a new record for the program. Richard Dickson, a deputy executive director at the PPA, filed an early application to enroll in […]

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In kidney failure at 27, N.J. man warns of protein-supplement hazards

In kidney failure at 27, N.J. man warns of protein-supplement hazards

At age 27, Matt Douglas’ kidneys are at the point of no return. After five years of living with kidney disease the Northfield, N.J. man’s only option is a transplant. He is past the “why me?” stage and now wants to raise awareness about kidney disease, especially the unexpected way […]

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Where to get a deal on a one-bedroom apartment in Philly

Where to get a deal on a one-bedroom apartment in Philly

You might assume that a popular neighborhood like Fishtown or Passyunk would hold the title for quickest rising rents in Philadelphia. But according to a new report by Zumper, the center of gravity for rent increases is in a different corner of the city altogether. The by about 13 percent since the summer, with monthly rents at […]

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Gourmet kitchens of Montgomery County: A place to channel your inner chef

Gourmet kitchens of Montgomery County: A place to channel your inner chef

Anyone who has spent hours cycling a pair of baking sheets into and out of a tiny apartment oven or rolling out crusts on a countertop the size of a laptop knows the visceral longing for a palatial, magazine-worthy cooking space. No matter how many cookie exchanges or holiday parties […]

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