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Putin: "We Are Ready to Talk with Trump"

 06/02/2017 - 02:41
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

This week, Vladmir Putin, President of Russia, gave an interview with a pool of international journalists, in which he said that the policy of sanctions towards Cuba only worked to punish the Cubans, and that Obama was on the right path.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

Let’s dance Tango, Philly!

 05/24/2017 - 11:52
Adrián Veredice & Alejandra Hobert, maestros invitados al VII Festival Internacional de Tango de Filadelfia.  Foto suministrada / Michele Maccarrone.
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Between the first and the fourth of June, the city will celebrate the VII International Tango Festival in which dance figures will meet to teach Philadelphians the secrets of this South American music and dance, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the Unesco in 2009.

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Adrián Veredice and Alejandra Hobert, invited teachers to the 7th Philadelphia International Tango Festival. Photo provided by the PITF / Michele Maccarrone.

Police arrest three in south of Manchester in connection to concert attack

 05/24/2017 - 08:11
An armed police officer stands guard in Manchester, United Kingdom, May 24, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Three men were arrested in the south of Manchester on suspicion of being connected to the attack that hit a concert in the city, British police said Wednesday.  The U.K. has raised its terrorism threat level to critical

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An armed police officer stands guard in Manchester, United Kingdom, May 24, 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

[OP-ED]: America the complacent

 04/26/2017 - 10:54
In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 
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The headline grabbed my attention: “Americans have become lazy and it’s hurting the economy.” 

Lazy? Now there’s a four-letter word you rarely hear Americans use to describe themselves.

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In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 

March for Science: Earth Day focus on global opposition to Trump

 04/24/2017 - 03:12
Tens of thousands of protestors walk along Constitution Avenue during the March for Science in Washington, DC, USA, 22 April 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

[OP-ED]: Are living standards truly stagnant?

 04/13/2017 - 08:14
A causa del aumento de la desigualdad, muchos norteamericanos “se sienten peor ... incluso cuando su consumo material de bienes esté aumentando.” O quizás sea la decepción. La gente obtuvo menos de lo que esperaba, y el ritmo del cambio fue tan lento que pareció un estancamiento.
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It may turn out that the widespread belief that most Americans’ incomes have stagnated for years is, well, false or at least overstated.

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The rise in inequality may make Americans “feel worse ... even if their material goods consumption is rising.” Or maybe it’s just disappointment. People got less than they expected, and the pace of change was so slow that it seemed like stagnation.

[OP-ED]: A reminder from behind bars of the rewards of persistence

 03/30/2017 - 11:30
One piece, titled “My Prison Cell: Learning to Hear on a Cardboard Piano,” struck me deeply. In it, Demetrius Cunningham described his singular determination to learn the piano.
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It is said that about 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions are broken by the second week of February. I didn’t make it that far.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:45am
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One piece, titled “My Prison Cell: Learning to Hear on a Cardboard Piano,” struck me deeply. In it, Demetrius Cunningham described his singular determination to learn the piano.

Sears admits there's 'substantial doubt' it can stay in business

 03/22/2017 - 12:34
View of a Sears store in Burlington. EFE/Cj Gunther
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Kmart, Sears face ‘substantial doubt’ about finances as losses grow. 

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View of a Sears store in Burlington. EFE/Cj Gunther

Rep. Acosta announces mobile office hour events

 08/06/2015 - 09:33
Rep. Acosta announces mobile office hour events
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Acosta and her staff will help answer questions about *PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage for seniors; the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program; the Children’s Health Insurance Program; PennDOT applications; and other state-related services.

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How to deal with violent DVDs, games for kids

 12/07/2009 - 11:16
How to deal with violent DVDs, games for kids
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'Tis the season to be jolly! You're stuffed from the turkey and trimmings, all the relatives have been placated for the time being, and the Christmas carols haven't gotten on your nerves yet.

But things are moving quickly. There are greeting cards to mail, people to visit, electronic gadgets to hunt down and parties to get to. You're busy. Verrrrry busy. And stressed out, and even a little overwhelmed . . . ummmm, maybe this is not the time to ask for a favor?

Well, here I go anyway, but I'll make it as simple as possible: Please feed me.

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