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Driving with his brother and a friend in his hometown of Mosul, Iraq, in late autumn last year, 26-year-old Safa Ismael noticed something peculiar: A car in front of him was moving at an extraordinarily slow pace, holding up all traffic. Moments later, insurgents in a car going in the opposite direction pulled up next to Ismael's car and detonated...
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For 81-year-old Estelle Cohen, who lives by herself in a small apartment in Northeast Philadelphia, life can be lonely. Her children and grandchildren are all grown up, and while she does regularly talk with her family, day to day she often finds herself alone. When her doorbell rings on Thursday afternoons, however, Cohen knows she'll be in for a little...
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With a solid eight months to go until Election Day, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is having a tougher time winning another term than practically anyone expected. Since the official announcement of former Pittsburgh Steelers star and Republican candidate Lynn Swann back in January - which came on the heels of nearly a year of unofficial campaigning by the African-American celebrity...
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Fringe Player Could Sway Vote In an interesting twist to Pennsylvania politics, it appears that if pro-choice activist Kate Michelman runs as a third-party candidate to challenge Republican Sen. Rick Santorum in November, she might deliver a victory to the staunchly pro-life two-term senator in his re-election fight against Democratic state Treasurer Bob Casey. Michelman, former president of NARAL Pro-Choice...
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Trouble in “Paradise”? Milton, get out your map — there may be some redefining of boundaries Sunday night when the Oscars are broadcast. With “Paradise Now” — a suspensefully sustainable film about suicide bombers and their kamikaze craft that is at once gripping and gritty — in the lead for best foreign film, the most controversial aspect of its possible...
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