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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
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.
NEWS
May 24, 2013
NATION Tornado's toll: $2B The monster tornado that left thousands homeless may have caused more than $2 billion in damage. A2 Chechen killed by FBI A man linked to one of the Boston bombing suspects is shot in Orlando. A3  
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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.
SPORTS
April 20, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
Villanova athletic director Mark Jackson realizes he isn't the type to sit stone-faced on press row watching a Wildcats team. In Houston, Jackson went for the front row of Villanova's fan section in the stands during the Final Four. "I try to stay calm and cool," Jackson said last week. But the last couple of minutes of a game for a national championship? "I couldn't really function. I couldn't speak. I remember my wife whispering in my ear, 'Are you sure you want to do this for the rest of your life?
SPORTS
April 19, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
In the season's first two weeks, the Phillies received more production from the No. 9 spot in the lineup than what their leadoff hitters mustered. The manager batted Freddy Galvis first on Sunday "for lack of a better option" and, naturally, Galvis stood at the plate in the most decisive moment of a 3-2 comeback win over Washington. He was the perfect hitter to oppose Jonathan Papelbon. The diminutive but aggressive shortstop swung at a fastball, high and outside. The ball sailed over Jayson Werth's head in left.
SPORTS
April 18, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Aaron Nola placed his glove on his hip and turned to his side as an 8-1 loss to Washington on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park continued to unravel. The Phillies pitcher followed the path of the baseball as it rocketed off Bryce Harper's bat, sneaked inside the right-field foul pole, and crashed into Section 106. There was not much more for Nola to see as he turned toward home plate and waited for a new baseball. His miserable night was now even worse. The righthander allowed a career-high seven runs, the final two of which scored on Harper's homer in the fifth.
TRAVEL
April 17, 2016
Answer: South Carolina. It's the site of an important patriot victory during the Revolutionary War.
SPORTS
April 17, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
After enjoying strong starting pitching in the previous six games, including several lights-out efforts, the Phillies were pounded by a Washington Nationals team that looks like it means business this season. Making quick work of starter Jeremy Hellickson, the Nationals defeated the Phillies, 9-1, Friday before 22,624 at Citizens Bank Park. That snapped a modest three-game winning streak for the Phillies (5-6), while the Nationals (8-1) have won six in a row. Where are the San Diego Padres when you need them?
NEWS
April 12, 2016
THREE longtime Daily News editors have won national awards for headline writing from the American Copy Editors Society. The Daily News awards, for headlines written in 2015 at newspapers below 100,000 circulation, went to: * First place, staff portfolio: Joe Berkery, Doug Darroch, Drew McQuade (Seed Money, Acting Our Rage, The New Furor, Shot of Heroine, Chaka Con, Frock Star, To D.I.Y. For, I'm Calling Momcast!, Where the Gun Don't Shine, Prints of Thieves) * First place, individual portfolio: Doug Darroch (We're Shattered, Seed Money, Punching Up the Plot, Where the Gun Don't Shine, To D.I.Y.
SPORTS
April 9, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Within the 5-foot-8, 165-pound body of Michael Sowers is a heart that refuses to quit and a spleen that nearly derailed his football and lacrosse dreams. Last week, the senior attacker for Upper Dublin, who is believed to be the all-time assist leader in U.S. boys' high school lacrosse history, was named to the U.S. men's under-19 national lacrosse team. To understand the significance of the accomplishment, however, you need to consider his bout with mononucleosis during football season.
SPORTS
April 8, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
SO A BUNCH of sports writers were sitting around last Sunday in Houston, some 24 hours before Villanova would beat North Carolina in the NCAA title game, when one of us said rather matter-of-factly that the Wildcats could be better next season. To which I said, "Define better. " As in, better than what? Because the only way they can improve on what they just did is to win more than the program-record 35 times they just won and then finish it off by hoisting another trophy.
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