El lado más adulto y educativo del Franklin Institute

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Desde eventos que invitan a adultos jóvenes a divertise con actividades científicas, a programas que apuestan por el alcance comunitario, la agenda está llena para el Franklin Intitute.

Banned books and crazy quilts

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It is banned books week. For those who haven’t heard of it, this is a celebration of the freedom to read what we want. On this week booksellers, librarians, publishers, teachers and writers band together to publicize the many books that have been, at some point or another, challenged and taken off bookshelves. Read a banned book this week. Advocate for one. Buy one or check it out of the library. And support those who, like the students in Colorado's Jefferson County near Denver have seen fit to do in the past couple of days — and Chicano and Latino writers did after the Tucson Unified School District pulled Mexican-American history and literature from school bookshelves — refuse to allow books and U.S. history to be sanitized and expunged.

Comcast writes off criticism of its merger

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Comcast wrote off the thousands of FCC comments criticizing its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, calling opponents misinformed and companies like Netflix extortionists.

After six years, Holder resigns

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After six years serving as the U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder has resigned, leaving the White House to scramble for a worthy replacement.

A family reunion in your pocket?

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In times of hyperconnectivity, when technology has changed the way we communicate, it’s easy to forget that more than a tweet, a like on Facebook, a text message or an email, there is nothing as personal as seeing and talking to our loved ones regardless of where they are.

Una reunión familiar en su bolsillo

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Con una variedad de apps de videochat y llamadas de voz, pagar larga distancia por minuto a Latinoamérica y el mundo es cosa del pasado.

Philadelphians living in poverty outnumber the population of Pittsburgh

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As national poverty rates decline, Philadelphia's has stayed the same, with the highest number of people living in deep poverty out of all large U.S. cities.

City Council proposes tougher penalties for hate crimes

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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds and Councilman Jim Kenney announced they will introduce a bill that will enact stricter penalties for hate crimes.

Philly busca sanciones más duras contra crímenes de odio

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El violento ataque de una pareja gay en la zona de City Center a movilizado a legisladores para ampliar la protección legal para miembros de la comunidad LGBT.

Más respeto, señores

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Estamos en medio del Mes de la Herencia Hispana y como alguien me diga una vez más que este es el año de los hispanos, me temo que no podré resistir la tentación de mandarlo al…., bueno, de mandarlo bien lejos.

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