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The historical origin of comics at the Free Library of Philadelphia

 06/07/2017 - 09:17
Entitled "The tooth-ache" by Horace Mayhew, the accordian style children's story has panels that stretch out to over seven feet long.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

After clashings in the past, Trump and Pope Francis hold first meeting.

 05/24/2017 - 07:58
Pope Francis exchanges gifts with US President Donald J. Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump during their meeting in Vatican City, May 24, 2017. EPA/ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / POOL
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The United States President arrived in the Vatican City on Wednesday for his first audience with the Pope since his election to the White House.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:30am
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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with US President Donald J. Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump during their meeting in Vatican City, May 24, 2017. EPA/ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / POOL

Obama urges political courage to save health bill

 05/08/2017 - 05:35
Former US President Barack Obama speaks after being presented the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 07 May 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) approved by Obama in 2010, was, despite its failures, his greatest national political achievement which provided health insurance to tens of millions of people and saved as many millions of families who almost fell into bankruptcy because one of their family members were sick.

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Former US President Barack Obama speaks after being presented the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 07 May 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

Supporting the preservation of historical artifacts at the HSP Gala

 05/04/2017 - 17:40
This years Founder's Award Gala begins the collaboration with the National Constitution Center in unveiling new historical treasures.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania honors a National Book Award winner, history advocates, while revealing a new exhibit

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This years Founder's Award Gala begins the collaboration with the National Constitution Center in unveiling new historical treasures.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Obama unveils design of his future library and presidential museum

 05/04/2017 - 05:32
Former US President Barack Obama points out features of the Obama Presidential Center as he participates in a roundtable discussion and community meeting at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 03 May 2017. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

The center will be used to "train the next generation of leadership, the Michelle Robinsons of today and the Barack Obamas of today."

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:30am
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Former US President Barack Obama points out features of the Obama Presidential Center as he participates in a roundtable discussion and community meeting at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 03 May 2017. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

An unknown treasure of American history

 04/25/2017 - 16:28
James Wilson drafts
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A 225-year-old document exhibition aims to reveal details of national history hitherto unknown to most Americans.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Drafts of the United States Constitution, like this one - written by the lawyer James Wilson in 1787 - will be seen in the National Constitution Center of Philadelphia on May 4.

Obama: ​​​​​​​"So, uh, what's been going on while I've been gone?"

 04/25/2017 - 02:39
Former US President Barack Obama participates in a 'conversation on community organizing and civic engagement' at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 24 April 2017. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

La Free Library de Philly abre sus puertas los domingos

 03/20/2017 - 13:01
El programa dominical de alfabetización hace parte de Read by 4th, una plataforma que reúne a más de 100 entidades y organizaciones que promueven la lectura entre la población infantil de Filadelfia. Foto/ Archivo.

Las sesiones de refuerzo de la lectura están dirigidas a la población infantil que tiene dificultad para aprender a leer.

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Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:45pm
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El programa dominical de alfabetización hace parte de Read by 4th, una plataforma que reúne a más de 100 entidades y organizaciones que promueven la lectura entre la población infantil de Filadelfia. Foto/ Archivo.

Presupuesto de Trump, un golpe fuerte contra los pobres

 03/17/2017 - 16:06
El plan presupuestal propuesto por el presidente Trump prevé un significativo aumento de las carteras de Defensa y Seguridad Nacional.

Una vez conocida la propuesta del plan presupuestal de Trump, se ratifican los temores: muchos en Filadelfia serían afectados ante los previsibles recortes de programas sociales.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:45pm
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El plan presupuestal propuesto por el presidente Trump prevé un significativo aumento de las carteras de Defensa y Seguridad Nacional.

The Rise of Taller in North Philadelphia

 02/14/2017 - 13:37
The Rise of Taller in North Philadelphia
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La dedicación del Taller Puertorriqueño en servicio a una comunidad que a menudo ha sido relegada nunca ha disminuido, a pesar de sus limitados recursos. Hoy en día taller tiene por fin una moderna sede que tomó 10 años financiar.

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The Rise of Taller in North Philadelphia