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America’s twin crises highlight Trump’s biggest weaknesses to swing state voters

With crises of public health and racial reckoning engulfing the country, and millions unemployed, a series of polls show Americans don’t trust Trump to lead the way through.

No venue? No problem. 2020 Roots Picnic goes virtual.
The night kicked off with a message from the Roots and former First Lady Michelle Obama, who cohosted the show in partnership with her nonprofit, When We All Vote. Over 30,000 viewers tuned in for the livestream.

Princeton strips Woodrow Wilson’s name from school, citing his racist past
Following years of controversy and reluctance, Princeton's trustees voted Friday to remove the former president's name from its public affairs school and a residential college.

Number of people buying prescription medications outside U.S. could rise with unemployment, uninsured rates
Could more people start turning to international pharmacies for prescription medications, as unemployed and uninsured rates rise due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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Cherry Hill military veteran and educator creates a star-studded virtual tribute for high school grads joining the Armed Forces

Dr. Ken Hartman, a former administrator at Drexel and Rowan universities, has created a tribute that will stream July 4 and include performances and testimonials from country-music artists, NASCAR drivers, actors, and an astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station.

Police officer allegedly punched in face during arrest in South Philadelphia

The suspect was a man believed to have attempted a break-in at a home on Front Street. The injured police officer struck him with a baton and deployed his Taser, police said.

Three different approaches for the green phase, if you’re high risk.

What does the green phase mean if you’re considered “high risk”? Answers among experts are mixed.

Pa. child welfare leaders are among experts who feared, but see no increase in child abuse reports amid pandemic

When the pandemic forced schools to close and children to be locked down in households buffeted by job losses and other forms of stress, many child-welfare experts warned of a likely surge of child abuse. Worries persist, yet some experts say they have seen no evidence of a marked increase.

Philly is ‘pleading with business owners’ to follow coronavirus safety rules. But it’s not issuing fines.

Ensuring that all businesses follow guidelines — including spacing outdoor tables at least six feet apart, screening employees for symptoms, and requiring masks — is key to easing more restrictions.

‘Hamilton’ comes to Disney+ this week, and Philly’s Leslie Odom Jr. says he has only one regret

The East Oak Lane-raised actor and singer is disappointed he can't watch it with his cast mates, but he's proud of what they created together. "We made something that we believed in," he says.
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