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November 8, 2012 | By Annette John-Hall, Inquirer Columnist
Barack Obama has always said it was never about him. It was about us. And in the end, it was. Forget all of the polarization and backbiting. The voter suppression and racist dog whistles. The obsession with polls and the divisive parsing of our nation. On Tuesday, it was our turn. And we used our single most powerful weapon. The vote. Four years ago, I could hardly type the words to express my euphoria when the nation resoundingly placed its future in the hands of its first African American president.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
The University of Pennsylvania has received a $10 million donation to create a center that aspires to develop new energy policy by reframing the relationship between research and practice. The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will be named for donor Scott Kleinman and his wife, Wendy. He is a Wall Street private-equity manager and 1994 Penn alum. It will be directed by Mark Alan Hughes, a professor of practice at Penn's School of Design. Hughes was the city's first director of sustainability and is a former adviser to Mayor Nutter.
NEWS
July 30, 2012 | By Joshua E. Keating
The Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius" — faster, higher, stronger — might inspire athletes training for the Games, but for a nation looking for Olympic glory, a more useful dictum might be "Maior, Ditiores, Communistarum": bigger, richer, communist.   While upsets are always possible in any individual event, the factors that make a nation an Olympic powerhouse are pretty clear, and it's surprisingly easy to predict which countries will come out on top. Shortly before the 2000 Sydney Olympics, two economic papers appeared within days of each other looking at the determinants of gold-medal success.
NEWS
May 6, 2011
In the Nation and In the World briefs can be found on page A10 .
NEWS
May 1, 2013
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NEWS
August 28, 2011
Is America today the nation free of prejudice in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dreams?
NEWS
December 24, 2007
An editorial in The Inquirer on Friday incorrectly said that the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Ocean County was the first nuclear reactor in the nation. It is the oldest reactor still in operation.
NEWS
July 3, 2013
MOST OF US wake up in the morning, adjust our eyes to the light, wash off the residue of slumber and steady ourselves for the day's work. Sometimes it's a happy prospect, sometimes drudgery, but for most, it's neither joy nor sorrow. It's just life. And then you have those special ones, people who, for different reasons but common goals, rush into the day with adrenaline, courage and the knowledge that each step might be taking them toward their last. They are heroes, though they'd reject that title.
NEWS
March 29, 1986
The U.S. House of Representatives sent a clear message to the Kremlin: Comrade, you have a friend in the Democratic leadership. I pray the American people will permanently retire those representatives who only represent the dictatorship of the left, rather than the freedom and liberty our nation has always championed. Wayne P. Owens Philadelphia.
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BUSINESS
May 14, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
"People ask me, why did we go back?" says Scott Rosen, boss at family-owned National Wholesale Liquidators, which has returned from its own 2009 bankruptcy liquidation, and is opening the first of six planned Philadelphia stores in Frankford next week. "I'll tell you," Rosen said: "We had more than 4,000 employees. The average employee worked 16, 17 years for the company. The family had a responsibility. The story couldn't end where it ended just because the banking world collapsed. " So National Wholesale Liquidators, based in West Hempstead, Long Island, is opening a store in a former Kmart at 900 Orthodox St., in Philadelphia's Frankford section, May 17. As a gesture to the city, the chain is donating sports equipment to students at St. Martin de Porres School, which won the Pennsylvania eighth-grade boys' parochial school basketball title this year, though it doesn't have a gym. So how can Rosen open stores as chains from Aeropostale to Sports Authority are going out, under attack from internet retailers?
NEWS
May 13, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
When it was installed in 1964, Philadelphia's Holocaust Memorial - a statue depicting figures consumed in fire - was the first of its kind in North America. On Tuesday, city officials and a group of Holocaust survivors announced plans for the statue at 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to serve as the entrance to a memorial park - one that aims to educate future visitors as the events of the Holocaust recede further into the past. On hand at the memorial Tuesday were members of the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, which spearheaded the plan, as well as local Holocaust survivors, some of whom worked to erect the original statue, by Polish artist Nathan Rapoport, more than 50 years ago. Max Shieman of North Philadelphia was among them.
NEWS
May 7, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
Hydraulically fractured wells now produce about two-thirds of the nation's natural gas output, up from less than 7 percent in 2000, according to an analysis released Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA's report follows on a March analysis that showed fracking accounts for about half of current U.S. crude oil production. The last decade's dramatic increases of domestic gas and crude oil production from fracking has contributed to a decine in energy prices.
SPORTS
April 30, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - Cameron Rupp roared into second base on Thursday evening and pounded his fists. The Phillies finally found a run, breaking a scoreless tie in the ninth inning against one of baseball's top teams. Rupp skied a fly ball that soared past the reach of Bryce Harper and fell into deep right field, scoring the winning run of a 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals. The Phillies - the team picked to finish as one of baseball's worst teams - had shocked the first-place Nationals again, completing a three-game sweep at Nationals Park.
SPORTS
April 29, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - The catalyst of this Phillies team with its implausible winning record through 21 games grinned as he tugged on his Nikes after Wednesday night's 3-0 shutout of the imposing Nationals. This mishmash of flawed veterans and inexperienced youth without expectations is sparked by a Rule 5-pick centerfielder who is not supposed to be this polished. Not yet, not for Odubel Herrera. And not for this team. "I feel like if I do a good job," Herrera said, "things start working for us. " The Phillies are 11-10.
SPORTS
April 28, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - Everyone in the ballpark, including Maikel Franco, eyed the ball he had launched deep into the night. It eluded a leaping Michael A. Taylor in center field, and the Phillies jumped ahead of the team with baseball's best record. But, as the eventual winning run in a 4-3 Phillies victory crossed the plate in the seventh inning Tuesday night, Franco's body splayed across the Nationals Park infield dirt. The franchise cornerstone tripped. He hobbled to second base, where a cadre of Phillies officials met him. He had twisted his right ankle.
NEWS
April 24, 2016
Rebellion. The story of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland is told through the stories of three fictional women. Filmed on location in Dublin, it's soapier than it needs to be, but the history's there, too. 8 p.m. Sunday, 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, SundanceTV. Silicon Valley. Richard (Thomas Middleditch) tries to fight back after being removed as CEO of his own start-up in the Season 3 premiere. (On Thursday, HBO renewed the show for next year, along with Game of Thrones and Veep .) 10 p.m. Sunday on HBO. Veep.
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Raymond R. DiPrimio, 85, of Washington Township, a South Philadelphia podiatrist and one of the foremost lower-extremity anatomists in the country, died Thursday, April 14, at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township of heart failure. Dr. DiPrimio, a former professor at Temple University and one of the founders of the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, taught more than 4,000 students over 50 years. The college, founded in 1963, operated during the years Temple did not have its own podiatric school.
NEWS
April 23, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia's soda tax battle has gone full-on presidential. Following comments former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made in Philadelphia Wednesday in support of Mayor Kenney's a proposed tax on sugary drinks to universal fund pre-K education, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday he's against the tax. "At a time of massive income and wealth inequality, it should be the people on top who see an increase in their taxes, not low-income and...
BUSINESS
April 21, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
Pennsylvanians pay the highest motor-fuel taxes in the country, according to a ranking released Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. State gasoline taxes and fees ranged from a low of 8.95 cents per gallon in Alaska to 51.4 cents per gallon in Pennsylvania, according to an EIA survey of gas taxes as of Jan. 1. That does not include an additional federal tax of 18.4 cents per gallon. Pennsylvania's state tax is 24.9 cents more per gallon than the national average, 26.5 cents.
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