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I've been following this fascinating story for a few years: How did dozens of 19th-century Irish immigrants die while working on a Philadelphia railroad?
Bone fragments from an Irish woman mysteriously killed while working for a Pennsylvania railroad in 1832 will be reburied in her native land this summer, historians said Tuesday. Skeletal remains of the immigrant believed to be Catherine Burns were unearthed six years ago near train tracks...
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Want farm-fresh eggs without moving to a farm? Try renting chickens.
Chicken rentals are a growing business nationwide as people seek to live more sustainably through local food sources. Poultry leases allow customers to get eggs from hens without the commitment of ownership. (April 28)
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Take a listen. Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" like you've never heard it before. #ICCA  
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pilots employed by Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz rarely conducted full preflight checks before taking off in his private jet, and didn't do so the night it crashed and killed seven people,…
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Wish I had known about these a few months ago when my coffeemaker went kaput!
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Is your toaster toast? Old lamp on the blink? Sounds like a job for the Repair Fair. Volunteer "fixers" in Philadelphia have started offering their skills for free in an effort to promote resourcefulness…
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The new Richard Avedon photography exhibit opened today. Philadelphia is the only U.S. venue for the show! #arts  
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new exhibit focusing on Richard Avedon's photos of political and cultural newsmakers invites visitors to rethink the concept of portraits in the age of the selfie. "Richard Avedon: Family Affairs"…
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Liquid biopsies are starting to transform cancer treatment, and I recently met a patient who benefited from one. The new blood tests look for cancer DNA and spare some people from having to undergo more invasive surgical and needle biopsies. #medicine   #health  
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I learned a lot about chickens while doing this story. Unfortunately, I don't have a backyard, so renting hens is not an option for me. #eggs  
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — The name of Jenn Tompkins' company sends customers into fits of laughter. "When I answer the phone and I say, 'Rent The Chicken, this is Jenn,' they giggle and say, 'I would like to rent the chicken.'…
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Never was a Gleek, didn't see "Pitch Perfect." But I have to say these groups sound amazing. #ICCA  
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. While universities have long nurtured the niche community of a cappella singers, the TV show "Glee" and hit movie…
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Here's video of tinkerers in action, attempting to fix mixers, lamps and leafblowers.
Wondering why that old clock hasn't worked for years? Take it to the Repair Fair, where volunteer "fixers" will try to get it ticking again. (April 8)
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South Street menagerie, Philadelphia. #Easter
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Philadelphia police Officer Robert Wilson III was laid to rest yesterday. A week earlier, officials described how he died during a shootout at a video-game store.
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With a passion for all things Philly _ except cheesesteaks and overblown stories about Eagles fans throwing snowballs at Santa. 
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Los Angeles - Southampton, N.Y. - Asbury Park, N.J. - Washington, D.C. - London - Boston