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August 9, 2013 | By Summer Ballentine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Almost 50 years after his father spoke before thousands during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King III said Wednesday that the nation is still struggling to solve racial conflict. King appeared with Mayor Nutter at a news conference with the theme of addressing modern challenges to equal rights, particularly in Philadelphia. King said poor public education, a justice system that failed Trayvon Martin, and a recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down some provisions of the Voting Rights Act highlight underlying conflicts yet to be solved.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
MAYOR NUTTER was away for the bulk of July - vacationing with family, he said at a recent news conference - but where he went remains hush-hush. During his more than two-week break from city government, some City Council members, who were continuing a probe into June's deadly Center City building collapse, wondered aloud where he was. The Daily News posed the question to Nutter's spokesman Mark McDonald on July 19 and was told he was with...
NEWS
July 27, 2013 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Sen. Barbara Buono, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, has notified New Jersey party leaders that labor organizer Milly Silva will be her running mate, forming an all-female ticket to challenge Gov. Christie, according to a source. Buono personally notified Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver of her choice of Silva for lieutenant governor, according to a Democratic leader who confirmed that Buono had made the calls. Several news outlets reported Thursday that Buono had selected Silva, executive vice president of the New Jersey region of Service Employees International Union 1199.
NEWS
July 25, 2013 | By Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Anthony Weiner found himself caught in another sexting scandal Tuesday like the one that destroyed his congressional career, but stood side-by-side with his wife to say he won't drop out of the race for mayor of New York. "This is entirely behind me," Weiner said at a news conference, hours after the gossip website The Dirty posted text messages and a crotch shot that it said the former congressman exchanged with a woman after he left office. Weiner admitted sending a woman sexually explicit photos and messages and acknowledged the activity took place as recently as last summer, more than a year after he resigned from the House for the same sort of behavior with at least a half-dozen women.
SPORTS
July 25, 2013 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
IF YOU said you expected the 76ers to land Kentucky center Nerlens Noel on draft night, you would only be lying to yourself. Now that the team has obtained its big man of the future, the next thing on the agenda is finding a head coach. As the new general manager of the Sixers, Sam Hinkie made a big splash by sending All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for the rights to Noel - the sixth overall pick - and a protected first-rounder in 2014. Noel is joining the Sixers with a chip on his shoulder after falling to sixth.
NEWS
July 23, 2013
LET'S AGREE on one thing: Pennsylvania's new attorney general knows how to get attention. She did it most recently (and controversially) in the national debate over gay marriage. Says it's legal, won't hear otherwise, won't defend a state ban against it. This is part of a pattern. Flag down a hot topic. Hop on board. She did it last year as a candidate promising to investigate the handling of the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal; an investigation she says is active. She did it within weeks of taking office, closing a gun-law loophole that let Pennsylvanians denied concealed-carry permits here to get them from Florida.
SPORTS
July 19, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
AMERICAN Carmelita Jeter and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce , of Jamaica, walked out of a news conference in Monaco yesterday after the sprinters were asked about the atmosphere on their teams following recent positive doping tests by Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell. Jeter and Fraser-Pryce had requested not to be quizzed about doping a day before today's Herculis meet. When they were, after a couple of benign questions, the two responded by abruptly getting up and leaving.
SPORTS
July 19, 2013 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
BECAUSE of the sometimes complicated process involved with finalizing trades in the NBA, it took 2 weeks for the New Orleans Pelicans to introduce newly acquired former All-Star guard Jrue Holiday to the fans and media in the "Big Easy. " The Pelicans had a news conference for Holiday, whom they acquired in a draft-night trade from the Sixers, last Thursday. Here in South Philadelphia, today marks a month since the Sixers picked up University of Kentucky freshman center Nerlens Noel, the sixth overall pick in the draft, for Holiday.
SPORTS
July 19, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
PAUL PIERCE stared straight ahead, an occasional smile or laugh interrupting the otherwise distant look on his face. Now a Net, it's clear he's still getting over not being a Celtic. "It's tough when you've been in a situation like me for 15 years," Pierce said. But he's getting used to it, and he and Kevin Garnett are ready to make the most of their new surroundings. Traded from Boston to Brooklyn, the duo was introduced along with Jason Terry yesterday at a news conference at Barclays Center, their new home.
NEWS
July 12, 2013 | By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
MENIFEE, Calif. - A 16-year-old family member was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder in the case of a missing 11-year-old autistic boy in Southern California, police said Wednesday. A body that matched the description of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. was found partially exposed in a shallow grave on the family property, Menifee Police Chief John Hill said at a news conference. The body has not yet been positively identified, Hill said, adding that the death was the result of "a domestic issue" at the house.
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