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Philadelphia

11/10/20 12:31am
Philadelphia Magazine's recent ranking of the most important people in Philadelphia featured Penn President Amy Gutmann, Pennsylvania Health System CEO Kevin Mahoney, along with renowned Penn professors Ezekiel Emanuel and Angela Duckworth and others. 
11/09/20 2:30am
At 10:20 p.m., the police spotted the two armed men without Pennsylvania arms permits. They were detained and later arrested for firearms charges.
11/09/20 2:29am
The pilot program, called Serving a Vulnerable Entity, will partner social service professionals with SEPTA transit police officers to treat individuals who are struggling with poverty, addiction and mental health crises.
11/07/20 10:20pm
Biden's win in Pennsylvania pushed him across the 270-vote threshold to become president-elect Saturday morning. Penn students and thousands of local residents filled the streets to rejoice the long-awaited victory.
11/06/20 12:49am
During the Walter Wallace Jr. protests earlier this week, Philadelphia police officers bashed in the windows of an SUV and beat the female driver and another passenger, and shortly appeared to remove a toddler from the car. An investigation has since been opened into the incident, and reasons for the violence remain unclear.
11/05/20 2:08am
They span across six states and the majority are running for seats in the United States House of Representatives. Nine are incumbents, while seven are running for the first time. 
11/04/20 12:06am
Students participating in the strike cited the cancellation of fall break, Penn’s failure to cancel classes on Election Day, and the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. as causes of students' mental health struggles this semester.
10/31/20 3:22pm
At least 500 protesters, including Penn students, gathered at the corner of Locust and 61st streets on Saturday evening to protest the Philadelphia police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. 
10/30/20 8:06pm
Two Philadelphia police officers shot and killed Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man, at 61st and Locust Streets on Monday, prompting protests near Penn’s campus on Monday night and throughout Tuesday.
10/30/20 4:33pm
The Oct. 23 decision marks a defeat for Trump’s reelection campaign and other Republicans, who challenged Pennsylvania officials alleging that matching signatures on ballots to those on voter rolls were necessary in preventing fraud.
10/26/20 11:52pm
In-person early voting began on Sept. 29 and will conclude on Oct. 27, coinciding with the last day to request a mail-in ballot. 
10/26/20 10:33pm
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, a bystander-filmed video showed that Wallace Jr. was armed with a knife and appeared further than arm's length away from the officers when they opened fire.
10/25/20 10:24pm
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro responded that photographing or videotaping a citizen privately casting their vote could be illegal voter intimidation.
10/23/20 9:42pm
Many Penn students and West Philadelphia residents said they were not only pleasantly surprised by the free giveaways and promotions but also at the quality of produce and general aesthetic of the store. 
10/23/20 8:52pm
Throughout October, Pennsylvania has seen a fairly steady rise in the number of COVID cases reported each day. 
10/18/20 10:34pm
The store will feature a beer and wine shop, indoor and outdoor seating, and a third Starbucks location within a seven-block radius, according to Acme Communications and Public Affairs Manager Dana Ward.
10/16/20 12:06am
Biden is currently on an unpaid leave of absence from the University, but remains the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, and has established the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. 
10/14/20 9:50pm
Philadelphia has fallen in the rankings for the last two years, ranking No. 98 in 2018 and No. 102 in 2019.  
10/14/20 9:43pm
The district will follow a phased approach, with the youngest students returning to school first.
10/13/20 11:23pm
Although Trump is concerned about election integrity in Philadelphia, Penn students are not. Instead, student leaders  are pointing the finger at the 1968 Wharton graduate himself.