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March 1, 1992 | By Alexis Moore, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
With resignations, retirements and redistricting, Pennsylvania's congressional delegation - after finally gaining some stature in Congress - may be losing some muscle along with members. Consider: Republican Sen. John Heinz, who was a member of the Senate Finance Committee, died in an air crash last April. House Majority Whip William H. Gray 3d, who sat on the House Appropriations Committee, resigned in September. Republican U.S. Rep. Lawrence Coughlin, another ranking appropriations panel member, announced last week that he would not seek re-election.
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September 17, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
A senior Iranian delegation arrived in Iraq yesterday, a sign of the growing rapprochement between the two longtime foes that could help Baghdad get around U.N. trade sanctions. The Iranian delegation was led by Manushahr Mutaqi, the deputy foreign minister for international relations, the official Iraqi News Agency reported. The agency, monitored in Nicosia, Cyprus, quoted Mutaqi as saying prisoner- of-war exchanges, border matters and the reopening of embassies would be discussed.
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March 1, 1988 | By Chris Conway, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
An effort to organize an uncommitted New Jersey delegation for this summer's Democratic National Convention is being led by prominent Democrats, including six of the party's county chairmen. Leaders of the effort, which was announced here yesterday, said an uncommitted delegation would enable New Jersey Democrats to influence the convention outcome if the party's presidential choice were still unclear at that point. The effort came under immediate fire from Senate President John F. Russo, the legislature's top Democrat and an early supporter of Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis.
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September 18, 1990 | By Leonard W. Boasberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Goode gave a City Hall send-off yesterday to nine Philadelphians involved in the arts who will represent the city at a sister-cities arts festival in Tianjin, China, Sept. 29 through Oct. 5. The delegation includes two choreographers, Terry Beck and Steve Krieckhaus, and four performing artists of the New Freedom Theater - Johnnie Hobbs Jr., William "Sonny" Hoxter, Diane S. Leslie and Millicent Sparks, along with New Freedom director John E. Allen Jr. Leader of the delegation is Nancy B. Hill, managing director of Movement Theater International.
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March 28, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROME - About 10:15 Wednesday morning, 15 minutes ahead of schedule, a tall, white shimmer of glass motored into St. Peter's Square, where tens of thousands had gathered for the weekly papal audience. Heads turned, umbrellas swung, arms pointed, and the crowd murmur rose to a roar as Pope Francis, in the famous Popemobile, began a broad circle around the rain-swept square. "Viva il Papa!" shouted some. "Papa Francesco!" cried others. Grinning broadly, Francis waved, blessed them, and cupped his palms skyward, as though urging on their cries.
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March 28, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
VATICAN CITY - Hours after learning that Pope Francis would not be receiving them in private audience, Gov. Corbett, Mayor Nutter and others in a delegation of Pennsylvanians greeted the pontiff individually Wednesday morning at his public audience in St. Peter's Square. Their combined face time with the pope lasted only about six minutes, far less than the 45 minutes Corbett had said Monday he anticipated the delegation might have. Instead, they filed one-by-one up a short flight of steps to the open-air canopy where Francis was seated on a simple, upholstered gold chair.
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February 1, 1989 | By Matthew Purdy, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Members of the New Jersey congressional delegation have requested a meeting with Defense Secretary-designate John Tower after weeks of frustration in trying to get information about the Pentagon's planned mothballing of Fort Dix. The latest frustration came late Monday evening when the Pentagon released a two-inch-thick stack of documents to the delegation in answer to the group's request for information about the Fort Dix decision. While the documentation was voluminous, it was hardly revealing about why Fort Dix is being mothballed.
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March 26, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
VATICAN CITY - Alternatingly droopy-eyed from jet lag and wide-eyed from the excitement of seeing ancient wonders, a delegation of two dozen Philadelphia political, business and church leaders arrived in Rome yesterday. The group, beginning a five-day trip to plan the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, took a tour of Rome, survived a gauntlet of media interviews and attended a reception at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. The primary goal of the trip is to ensure that Pope Francis attends the September 2015 meeting, which could draw millions to Philadelphia.
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December 4, 1987 | By GINA BOUBION, Daily News Staff Writer
Marina Grin's most recent telephone call to her aging parents in the Soviet Union two days ago was unlike any other. Usually, her parents are cheerful, if only to spare her worry. But this time, having been denied permission to leave Russia in September and having learned that Marina's father is stricken with lip cancer, all they could say was: "We are old people. We are tired. " Grin, a Russian emigre, is also tired. But she is hopeful that her parents, both 73, might be allowed to leave Russia as a gesture of good will before Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and President Reagan meet Monday in Washington.
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September 7, 2004 | By Larry Kane
In the 21 conventions I have covered, never has more attention been given to one delegation than at last week's Republican National Convention. Pennsylvanians were housed in the same hotel as Texas, Florida and Michigan. The delegation was selected to put the President over the top in the formal balloting for nomination. Renee Amoore, a delegate from King of Prussia, was given the honors; a nod to the suburbs, where I can guarantee this Pennsylvania election will be decided. It is the Rendell effect that Republicans fear the most.
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May 23, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
A LOT OF PEOPLE went to bed Tuesday night thinking that Dave Henderson had defeated state Rep. Pam DeLissio in the Democratic primary for her Roxborough and Lower Merion district. DeLissio was not one of them. "We went to bed knowing and we got up with the same information," said DeLissio, who ended up ahead by 567 votes. Henderson conceded the contest yesterday morning. Supported by city Democratic Party officials and powerful unions, Henderson appeared well-positioned to capitalize on questions of DeLissio's eligibility after it was revealed that she sometimes listed a Harrisburg address as her home.
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March 28, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
VATICAN CITY - In the end, Mayor Nutter got his private meeting with Pope Francis - sort of. "There were 100,000 people behind us, but you have your own private moment with the pope. There's nothing like that," Nutter said after a two-minute meeting with Francis during the weekly "general audience" at St. Peter's Square yesterday. "When you're standing there with him, it is like you're the only person standing there. He's not trying to rush. " Nutter, Gov. Corbett and a cadre of local business leaders were special guests at the event.
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March 28, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
VATICAN CITY - Hours after learning that Pope Francis would not be receiving them in private audience, Gov. Corbett, Mayor Nutter and others in a delegation of Pennsylvanians greeted the pontiff individually Wednesday morning at his public audience in St. Peter's Square. Their combined face time with the pope lasted only about six minutes, far less than the 45 minutes Corbett had said Monday he anticipated the delegation might have. Instead, they filed one-by-one up a short flight of steps to the open-air canopy where Francis was seated on a simple, upholstered gold chair.
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March 28, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROME - About 10:15 Wednesday morning, 15 minutes ahead of schedule, a tall, white shimmer of glass motored into St. Peter's Square, where tens of thousands had gathered for the weekly papal audience. Heads turned, umbrellas swung, arms pointed, and the crowd murmur rose to a roar as Pope Francis, in the famous Popemobile, began a broad circle around the rain-swept square. "Viva il Papa!" shouted some. "Papa Francesco!" cried others. Grinning broadly, Francis waved, blessed them, and cupped his palms skyward, as though urging on their cries.
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March 27, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROME - The hopes of Mayor Nutter, Gov. Corbett, and about 16 civic leaders to meet in a private audience with Pope Francis appear to have been dashed late Tuesday. The local delegation had expected an extended private meeting Wednesday at which they would have urged Francis to visit the city when the Philadelphia Archdiocese hosts the Eighth World Meeting of Families, a Vatican-sponsored gathering expected to draw hundreds of thousands to the city in 2015. But Meg Kane, communications coordinator for the much-ballyhooed trip to Rome, sent word out at about 11:30 p.m. Rome time that the delegation would not be meeting with Francis at his residence, as had been long planned.
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March 26, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
VATICAN CITY - Alternatingly droopy-eyed from jet lag and wide-eyed from the excitement of seeing ancient wonders, a delegation of two dozen Philadelphia political, business and church leaders arrived in Rome yesterday. The group, beginning a five-day trip to plan the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, took a tour of Rome, survived a gauntlet of media interviews and attended a reception at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. The primary goal of the trip is to ensure that Pope Francis attends the September 2015 meeting, which could draw millions to Philadelphia.
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March 26, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROME - A high-level delegation led by Gov. Corbett, Mayor Nutter, and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput arrived in Rome Monday on a mission to persuade Pope Francis to come to Philadelphia next year for an international church gathering. The delegation of Pennsylvania political, business, and community leaders will meet with the pontiff on Wednesday, so Monday gave members a chance to get in some touring. One stop for Nutter was the Pantheon in Central Rome, where he posed for a "selfie" with a couple from Gettysburg, Pa. He also shook hands with Romans, who apparently had no idea who he is but figured he has to be somebody based on the pack of cameras following him. The officials purpose of the trip is to plan for the World Meeting of Families, a once every three-year event started by Pope John Paul II. Philadelphia will be the first U.S. city to host the gathering, which could bring more than 1 million people to the city if the pope decides to attend.
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February 12, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Monday, 32 students at Bodine High for International Affairs showed up for school, tackled algebra and Shakespeare, and ate school lunches. On Tuesday, the same 32 will be on the South Lawn of the White House as guests of President Obama and as part of the delegation that will greet French President Fran├žois Hollande on his state visit. Contacted by the White House to choose students to help welcome the French president, Philadelphia School District officials chose Bodine because of its international focus.
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October 19, 2013 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG Philadelphia Democrats are trying to use their influence over a multibillion-dollar transportation funding bill to get Republican support for a cigarette tax to fund city schools. The strategy is an eleventh-hour effort - though some say an unlikely one - to revive a plan for a $2-per-pack tax that could provide a stream of money for Philadelphia's struggling school district. The Democrats, many of whom spoke on condition of anonymity, said they alerted House Republicans and the Corbett administration that in return for legislative approval of the tax, they would support a pending bill to provide more than $2 billion for roads, bridges, and mass transit.
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June 24, 2013 | By Karen De Young, Washington Post
NEW DELHI - Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here Sunday for a two-day visit designed to solidify his commitment to what President Obama has called one of the "defining partnerships" of the 21st century, and to keep the growth of trade and foreign policy cooperation on an upward trajectory. The trip to India is Kerry's first as secretary, and he is heading a high-level delegation that includes the new energy secretary, Ernest Moniz; Adm. Samuel Locklear, head of the Pacific Command; and senior homeland security, science, and international-development officials.
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