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May 15, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My husband has had a close group of friends since his early 20s, and they communicate daily through group texts and e-mails. When we first started dating, I found out some of the guys send naked pictures of girls to each other or pictures of girls they were sleeping with. I found this so tacky. Fast-forward five years and I just found out they still do this. I think this is very juvenile behavior - they're all in their mid-30s now and half are married - and the feminist in me just wants to scream.
NEWS
May 12, 2013 | Inquirer Staff
Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield has tweeted another fun photo from space showing Pennsylvania, New Jersey and neighboring states from a heavenly perspective. "Chesapeake to Cape Cod to Lake Huron - in a glance, so much history, geology and geography," @Cmdr_Hadfield posted on Twitter. In the shot from the International Space Station, the white sands of the Jersey Shore's barrier islands are clearly visible and the Delaware River seems to disappear as it narrows north of Trenton.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2013 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
In even the most functional family, there can be a painful something that triggers a strong emotional response, despite the passage of time. For the Benders, it's the digital camera. "Digital killed the family business," Ben Bender says. Yet digital just might be the route to a family-business revival, as well. Bender has become the region's only franchise owner for TapSnap, a social-media-equipped replacement for the party photo booth. To fully appreciate this cycle of commercial irony - a primary motivator of which was his cancer scare three years ago - a little history is required.
NEWS
May 3, 2013 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - In 2008, undercover videotapes made by The Oprah Winfrey Show exposing inhumane treatment of dogs in Pennsylvania's so-called puppy mills helped drive the passage of the nation's toughest kennel law. Similar videos depicting conditions in large-scale agriculture operations across the nation have led to animal-cruelty charges and changes in laws. In recent years, forces in the industry have pushed back, promoting legislation to criminalize undercover videotaping or photographing of farm operations.
NEWS
April 22, 2013
Page 2 in the Local News section has a new look beginning today, as part of our ongoing effort to provide readers with more coverage of their towns and neighborhoods. Every Monday, the page will feature commentary from people in the community, as well as letters to the editor on local subjects of the day. From Tuesday through Friday, the page will be dedicated to state, county and local news and will include blogs curated from our new website, www.inquirer.com . Photos of the day from around the region will also be featured.
NEWS
April 20, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
Those who knew Ali Fausnaught described her as kind and well-liked, a sunny college freshman, a whiz on the tennis court. Her death, they said, has left them reeling. Fausnaught, 19, was killed Wednesday evening in an accidental fall from a rooftop party near Temple University. She had been visiting her boyfriend for the school's Spring Fling, police sources said. Fausnaught was from Brownstown, Lancaster County, and had transferred to West Chester in December. She was majoring in psychology and previously attended the University of South Carolina for a semester.
NEWS
April 19, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOSTON - The FBI released photos and video Thursday of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and asked for the public's help in identifying them, zeroing in on the two men on surveillance-camera footage less than three days after the deadly attack. The photos depict one man in a dark baseball cap and the other in a white cap worn backward. The men were seen walking one behind the other in the crowd, and the one in the white hat was seen leaving a backpack at the site of the second explosion, said Richard DesLauriers, FBI agent in charge in Boston.
NEWS
April 14, 2013 | By Martha Mendoza, Associated Press
SARATOGA, Calif. - Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott passed out drunk at a friend's house, woke up, and realized she had been sexually abused. In the days that followed, she was shocked to see an explicit photo of herself circulating among her classmates along with e-mails and text messages about the episode. And she was horrified to discover that her attackers were three of her friends, her family's lawyer says. Eight days after the party, she hanged herself. "She pieced together with e-mails and texts who had done this to her. They were her friends.
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