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A 44-year-old was shot in the leg during a robbery in Philadelphia on Sunday evening, police said. The man was taken to Einstein Medical Center, where he was reported in stable condition. Police said he was shot during an encounter with two men in their twenties on the 5100 block of North Hutchinson Street, in North Philadelphia. The assailants told the man to lay on the ground and toss his wallet, police said. When he did, one of the men shot him. Police were seeking the two assailants Sunday night.
BUSINESS
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A 29-year-old is in custody for allegedly stabbing two men and a woman Sunday afternoon. The suspect, whose identity was not released, was arrested in connection with the stabbing a 24-year-old male and an 18-year-old female about 4:30 p.m. on the 400 block of West Venango Street. Both were taken to Temple University Hospital and were in stable condition Sunday. An 18-year-old was also stabbed in the hand and refused medical treatment. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
NEWS
May 10, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
NEW YORK - David Shulkin, the physician tasked with overhauling the biggest health system in the country, is listening to the heart of an infantryman. Stomach pains and vomiting brought Pierre Auguste, 24, into the veterans walk-in clinic at the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System in Lower Manhattan. Once a month, Shulkin escapes his Washington office and sees patients here, to learn more about the system from the front lines. As the undersecretary of health for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Shulkin is responsible for the health care of nearly 8.8 million vets.
NEWS
May 10, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Columnist
The Philadelphia city commissioners, three officials who run our elections, have long been an easy target for reform-minded activists. A dozen groups last week called on City Council and Mayor Kenney to replace those posts, which are elected, with an appointed elections director. Two groups led that charge: the Committee of Seventy, founded 112 years ago to fight public corruption, and Philadelphia 3.0, launched 19 months ago to influence City Council elections. Ali Perelman, executive director for Philadelphia 3.0, accused the commissioners of showing a "lack of accountability" for their "political maneuvering.
NEWS
May 9, 2016
As Alexander Hamilton enjoys a musical makeover and star turn on Broadway, hum along to the story of a truly musical treasury official: Francis Hopkinson, treasurer of the Continental Loan Office. Born in Philadelphia to a prominent family, Hopkinson (1737-1791) was a member of the first graduating class of the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) in 1757. Before returning for an advanced degree, Hopkinson wrote "My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free," commonly regarded as the first secular musical composition by an American composer.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Valerie Russ, STAFF WRITE
THE ODDS were against Hector Ivan Colon, who grew up in the so-called Badlands of North Philadelphia. He had plenty to worry about living at 9th and Indiana: "Just surviving. It was always shoot-outs and drug dealing on the corner. "Life wasn't easy. It was stressful. I just honestly wanted to move. I really didn't have a childhood there. I was always in school or inside the house. It was never safe enough to be outside and just play. " Now 22, he has a much brighter outlook on life.
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | By Valerie Russ, Staff Writer
Dr. Nathaniel Matthews Robinson liked to stay out of the limelight, despite his many accomplishments. "He was quiet. He was a humble person," said Randall Jefferson, a longtime friend. "When he established scholarships [at his alma maters] and the schools tried to recognize him," Jefferson said, "he would not go. They had to send the awards to him. " "He felt as though, 'I'm only doing what I'm supposed to do, to help those who are coming behind me,' " Jefferson said. Dr. Robinson, 90, who worked at the former Philadelphia General and Mercy-Douglass Hospitals before starting his own practice, died Wednesday, March 30. He lived in West Philadelphia, not far from his old medical office on Spruce Street near 52nd Street.
NEWS
May 7, 2016 | Staff Report
Work is underway to repair a water main break that has flooded the intersection of Eastwick Avenue and South 63rd Street in Southwest Philadelphia. The break was reported around 6 a.m. A sinkhole has formed in the intersection so even if the water flow is stopped, it might take some time before the roadway reopens.  
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia police officer was injured when his police vehicle collided with a private automobile at 25th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. No civilians were hurt, a police spokeswoman said. The officer was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital and was listed in stable condition. NBC reported that the officer was attempting to pull over a car when his vehicle was hit from behind. The impact caused the officer's car to crash into the car he was trying to pull over.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
Brian Regan is a road warrior, a stand-up comedian who has built a dedicated fan base by touring rather than starring in a sitcom or movie. He likes performing live so much, his latest stand-up special, Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall , was shown in real time on Comedy Central last year. Listen to his stand-up, and his appeal is readily apparent. He's funny, self-deprecating, and enormously clever, taking observational humor in different directions. We talked with Regan in advance of his Saturday show at the Merriam Theater.
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