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University of Pennsylvania-led medical experiments harmed incarcerated women

Throughout the 1950s, ’60s, and into the early ’70s, Kligman and the University of Pennsylvania conducted tests on prisoners within the Philadelphia prison system to produce cosmetic and pharmaceutical items.

Philadelphia police commissioner confirms officer will be fired after fatally shooting...

"As we continue to investigate the police-involved shooting of a 12-year-old boy, @PPDCommish is taking direct action to suspend the shooting officer, with the intent to dismiss after 30 days due to violations of PPD’s Use of Force directive."

Black mom swarmed & beaten by Philly riot police with toddler...

“The police have not offered an explanation as to why they acted the way they did that night. They responded instead with a police investigation into Rickia.”

It may not be sunny in Philadelphia, but the town’s not...

There is widespread anger at the police for this latest police killing, and calls for an end to police using weapons to deal with mentally ill persons, but Philadelphia is not ablaze or in chaos.

Former Philadelphia city employee pleads guilty to public corruption charges

“This case is one of a bad actor who abused his position and took advantage of the system for his own personal gain.”

Philadelphia DA vows to arrest federal officers if they assault protestors

“Anyone, including federal law enforcement, who unlawfully assaults and kidnaps people will face criminal charges from my office.”

Philly SWAT cop charged with assault for pepper-spraying kneeling protesters on...

“The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office will not make excuses for crimes committed by law enforcement that demean the democratic freedoms so many Americans have fought and died to preserve.”

Former Philadelphia judge of elections convicted on bribery charges

Domenick DeMuro received multiple bribes from an unidentified political consultant working on behalf of several candidates in exchange for stuffing the ballot boxes with fraudulent votes.

Philadelphia domestic workers win a new bill of rights

"I deserve to be respected at my workplace - which is others' home - and to receive the same rights and protections that other workers receive."

72 Philadelphia cops placed on administrative leave for racist social media...

The Philadelphia police commissioner announced Wednesday that 72 officers have been placed on desk duty as an investigation into racist and bigoted...

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Chemical fallout from East Palestine train disaster spreads across 16 states, study reveals

The derailment, which involved a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous materials, has had far-reaching impacts, with pollutants spreading over 540,000 square miles, significantly larger in scale and scope than initially predicted.

Majority of Americans favor federal action to relieve medical debt amid rising healthcare costs:...

New poll reveals strong support for medical debt relief across the U.S., highlighting a significant burden on millions of Americans and sparking renewed calls for legislative action.

Sanders demands immediate halt to US offensive military aid to Israel amid Netanyahu’s complaints

Sanders emphasized the need to reassess U.S. military support in light of Israel's actions in Gaza and the West Bank, highlighting the humanitarian crisis and the urgent need for peace.

Renewable energy storage system to provide energy to Californians during peak demand periods

The Nova Battery Bank will help California manage peak electricity demand more efficiently by storing excess energy generated during periods of low demand and then releasing it during peak demand times.

UN rights chief raises alarm over unlawful killings by Israeli forces in West Bank

UN's Volker Türk reports dramatic deterioration in West Bank, highlights serious concerns of unlawful killings.