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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.
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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.
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May 6, 2011
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May 1, 2013
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August 28, 2011
Is America today the nation free of prejudice in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dreams?
BUSINESS
September 11, 2014 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Comcast Corp., of Philadelphia, which has faced criticism over its potential market power with Hispanic TV audiences, has agreed to distribute Univision Communications Inc.'s 24-hour cable-TV sports network to almost 12 million Comcast TV homes, the companies said Tuesday. The Spanish-language Univision Deportes Network will be available on Comcast's digital preferred tier or through its Xfinity Latino service. The agreement seems likely to neutralize a potential opponent of Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. Randel Falco, Univision's chief executive officer and president, said earlier this year that the federal government needed to investigate and potentially impose tough conditions on Comcast/Time Warner Cable to protect minority TV viewers, citing Comcast's refusal to distribute the Univision Deportes Network and two other Univision channels.
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.
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May 27, 2011 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
People who complain about New Jersey drivers now have some statistical ammunition. Jersey drivers ranked 48th in the nation in a test of driving knowledge, beating out drivers from only Maryland, Hawaii, and Washington, D.C., the GMAC Insurance Co. said Thursday. But, hey, that's an improvement. In the same test in each of the last two years, New Jersey drivers came in 50th. Pennsylvania drivers finished in 26th place, a big improvement from 2010, when they were 39th.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
It is fair to say that Charles Plosser hardly draws a crowd when he strolls about Center City. Few but the cognoscenti know who he is - perhaps Philadelphia's most influential resident, if you measure influence by national and international impact. Oh sure, Comcast's Brian L. Roberts can raise your cable bill and Democratic fund-raiser David L. Cohen might have a say in his party's presidential nomination. Neither, however, can match Plosser's ability to move the world's financial markets with an offhand remark.
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May 26, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg walked to the mound Sunday afternoon and the door to the team's bullpen swung open. The manager had decided to attack Washington's Bryce Harper, instead of intentionally walking him in the seventh inning with two outs and a runner on third. Two pitches later, a 4-1 loss at Nationals Park was sealed. Sandberg inserted Jake Diekman to face Harper. Diekman, the team's top lefthanded reliever, had enjoyed success against the lefthanded Harper, limiting him to one hit in eight at-bats.
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May 25, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Cole Hamels walked down the steps of the far entrance to the Phillies dugout and removed his glove. He had finished the eighth inning of an 8-1 win over the Washington Nationals. The pitcher's Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park was complete. Hamels pitched eight strong innings, fueled by his team's highest scoring output of the season. Hamels was masterful. The lefthander mixed his pitches well and kept his fastball low to tame Washington's potent offense. Hamels scattered five hits, struck out five, and walked one. He even slapped a single and almost scored a run. Two of his strikeouts came against Bryce Harper, who finished 0 for 4. Hamels allowed his lone earned run with two outs in the eighth.
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May 24, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Odubel Herrera flinched as the baseball ricocheted off the wall and flew past him. The centerfielder had chased Ian Desmond's fly ball too far in the sixth inning of Friday's 2-1 loss to Washington. Now it was too late. The ball bounced away and into the Nationals Park outfield. It was eventually picked up by Grady Sizemore and relayed home. Herrera's gaffe allowed Washington pitcher Max Scherzer just enough time to score from first base. The pitcher even stumbled around third.
NEWS
May 11, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Pennsbury girls' track team dominated the Suburban One National Championships at William Tennent, winning every event Saturday en route to the team title. The Falcons were led by Uchechi Onuoha, Dasia Pressley, and Olivia Sargent, who each earned gold in two events. Uchechi placed first in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdle events, with times of 14.69 and 43.07 seconds, respectively. Pressley won the 100 with a 12.00 finish, and the 200 in a time of 24.60. She took the 200 meters by almost two seconds.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2015 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
LIA Diagnostics, the Philadelphia designer of an environmentally friendly, ergonomically configured, easy-to-read pregnancy test, took the top prize Friday in the U.S. Small Business Administration's national competition InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge. LIA was awarded $15,000 for its flushable test, a first for pregnancy kits. The SBA contest aims to find innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families.
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May 2, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
A scathing inspector general's report and congressional testimony have revealed a Veterans Affairs bureaucracy more interested in protecting itself than serving those who served their country. This region has felt the brunt of the failures. Of all the nation's regional VA offices, "Philadelphia is the worst," department official Danny Pummill told the House Veterans' Affairs Committee last week. The magnitude of the agency's culture of indifference is difficult to overstate. The office handles benefits for 825,000 veterans in Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and Delaware.
SPORTS
April 28, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE WAY he sees it, there is one thing that could derail Jaron Ennis' promising boxing career faster than an unseen right hook. "Girls," said Ennis, who earned his second consecutive Pennsylvania Golden Gloves championship on Saturday. "Partying with the girls and stuff like that. It's not a problem for me because I know when to turn it down, when to turn it off. " Ennis is a 17-year-old senior at Walter Biddle Saul High School in Roxborough and the latest prodigy of Bozy Ennis, his father, trainer and a renowned boxer in his own right.
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April 21, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Much of David Buchanan's success is predicated on his keeping his pitches down and on either corner of the strike zone. The Phillies' No. 3 starter accomplished that at a more efficient rate than his previous two outings Sunday in a 4-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. A start to build off, Buchanan said. "I felt like I was working down better," the 25-year-old righthander said. "There's still a lot of things to improve on, but I wasn't going to get caught up in the past.
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April 21, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - The first two starts of Stephen Strasburg's season each lasted only 51/3 innings. The Nationals righthander uncharacteristically surrendered a combined 19 hits and eight earned runs. On Sunday afternoon, the final day of a woeful weeklong road trip, the Phillies came out swinging against Strasburg. By the time Carlos Ruiz notched the team's first hit, a single with two outs in the fifth inning of a 4-1 Phillies loss, the former first overall draft pick had exhausted only 42 pitches.
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