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In our news wrap Monday, the Jan. 6 congressional committee has asked three more GOP House members to testify, a federal jury in Washington, D.C. convicted a retired New York police officer of assault and other charges in the Jan.
By Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press
Philadelphia has become the first major U.S. city to reinstate its indoor mask mandate after reporting a sharp increase in coronavirus infections.
By Claudia Lauer, Associated Press
The Philadelphia Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police has filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a city law banning officers from pulling over drivers for low-level offenses, saying the law illegally preempts existing state laws on traffic violations.
By Associated Press
Funeral services were held Monday for nine children and three adults who died in a Philadelphia fire five days into the new year, the deadliest blaze in the city in more than a century.
By Claudia Lauer, Maryclaire Dale, Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press
Investigators are looking into whether a 5-year-old who was playing with a lighter set a Christmas tree on fire, sparking a conflagration that killed 12 family members in a Philadelphia rowhome.
By Ron Todt, Claudia Lauer, Associated Press
Philadelphia fire officials say two sisters and several of their children were among 12 people killed when a fire tore a rowhome that apparently had no working smoke detectors.
The blaze's cause was not determined, but officials shaken by the death toll — apparently the highest in a single fire in the city in at least a century — vowed to get to the bottom of it.
By Caroline Preston, The Hechinger Report
Isolated from peers and forced into remote learning, students experience loss, educational setbacks – and some unexpected academic progress.
Several interactions between officers and protesters were recorded by witnesses and posted on social media, leading to criticism of the city and police.
By Christopher Booker, Connie Kargbo
African-Americans took centerstage on Saturday night as President-elect Joe Biden thanked them for always “having [his] back” and propelling him to victory. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports from Philadelphia, a city whose Black voters helped Biden carry the state of…
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