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Soda lobbyists to Council: Repeal the tax

Soda lobbyists to Council: Repeal the tax Soda lobbyists, sales people, and delivery drivers flooded the City Council caucus room before Council’s weekly meeting Thursday to complain they were suffering

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Sielski: Sixers should sit Simmons for rest of season

Sielski: Sixers should sit Simmons for rest of season Sit him down. Keep him on the bench. Tie him to the bench and place his feet atop a pair of

Phillies

Murphy: Gomez working with Lidge to close deal on closer's role

Murphy: Gomez working with Lidge to close deal on closer's role CLEARWATER, Fla. – The room was empty when the last of them arrived: a lean figure with bristly black

Flyers

Donnellon: Maybe Flyers just aren't good enough to play Hakstol's system

Donnellon: Maybe Flyers just aren't good enough to play Hakstol's system EVERYONE’S MAD at Claude Giroux because he isn’t scoring goals. Everyone’s mad at Brayden Schenn because he doesn’t seem

Eagles

Here's your latest roundup of Eagles picks in NFL mock drafts

Here's your latest roundup of Eagles picks in NFL mock drafts Now that we’re well into February, it’s time for another look at which players the national media think the

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A call for a general strike by women — and a mixed response

A call for a general strike by women — and a mixed response The leaders of last month’s giant Women’s March on Washington have called for a women’s general strike

Phillies

No longer dabbing, Phillies bench hopeful has Ozzie Guillen's backing

No longer dabbing, Phillies bench hopeful has Ozzie Guillen's backing CLEARWATER, Fla. – Brock Stassi’s time this winter in Venezuela ended with the manager –  fiery former major-league skipper Ozzie

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Kern: Sixers fans deserve better than recent off-court antics

Kern: Sixers fans deserve better than recent off-court antics So how’s that process thing treating us now? Yo, January was the best time the Sixers have experienced since Derrick Rose

Flyers

Auction offers Eric Lindros' Flyers jerseys, Rick MacLeish's Stanley Cup-winning puck

Auction offers Eric Lindros' Flyers jerseys, Rick MacLeish's Stanley Cup-winning puck Former Flyers star Eric Lindros has put up a wide range of gear and memorabilia from his playing days

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Progress in saving preemies on the edge of viability

Progress in saving preemies on the edge of viability For premature babies born at the edge of viability, the chance of survival without serious health problems has gotten slightly better,

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Nick Williams seeks discipline — at the plate and in his head

Nick Williams seeks discipline — at the plate and in his head CLEARWATER, Fla. — Class started almost two weeks ago with a simple proposition. Matt Stairs wore sneakers. Nick Williams

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Sixers lose to Celtics for 10th straight time

Sixers lose to Celtics for 10th straight time BOSTON – This was the big game. Never mind that the 76ers had a three-game winning streak. A victory Wednesday over the

Eagles

Previewing the Eagles' offseason: Wide receivers

Previewing the Eagles' offseason: Wide receivers During the next two weeks, The Inquirer will preview the Eagles’ offseason. Free agency will begin on March 9, and the draft will be

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Man shot by police in West Oak Lane

Man shot by police in West Oak Lane A 22-year-old man allegedly armed with a gun was in critical condition after being shot by police Wednesday night in the city’s

Flyers

Punchless Flyers lose to Flames

Punchless Flyers lose to Flames CALGARY, Alberta – Oh, (Western) Canada. There’s something about this part of the country that hasn’t agreed with the Flyers in recent years. They started

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Brookover: Mackanin's lineup will evolve all season

Brookover: Mackanin's lineup will evolve all season CLEARWATER, Fla. – They were curious words coming from a manager in charge of a team that won only 71 games a year

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Better bus service likely for Roosevelt Blvd.

Better bus service likely for Roosevelt Blvd. They’ll have a new look, a new route, and fancy new stops, and if all goes well, SEPTA’s express buses on Roosevelt Boulevard

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Live updates: 76ers at Boston Celtics

Live updates: 76ers at Boston Celtics Can’t get to a TV to watch tonight’s 76ers game against the Celtics? We’ve got live updates right here. Tipoff at the TD Garden

Eagles

Birds' Eye View podcast: Waiting for Eagles to make big offseason moves

Birds' Eye View podcast: Waiting for Eagles to make big offseason moves On this week’s edition of Philly.com’s Birds’ Eye View, Jeff McLane and Zach Berman discuss the Eagles’ needs

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Kutcher Blows Sen. McCain a Kiss at Senate Hearing

Kutcher Blows Sen. McCain a Kiss at Senate Hearing A Senate committee hearing on a serious topic took a lighthearted turn when Ashton Kutcher blew a kiss at Sen. John

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Five things to know about the Flyers today

Five things to know about the Flyers today Five things to know about the Flyers (27-22-7), who play in Calgary (28-26-3) on Wednesday night at the start of a three-game

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Family disturbed by UPMC statements on mold death

Family disturbed by UPMC statements on mold death Updated 33 minutes ago Chelsea Haines can’t get over UPMC’s description of her father as an “avid gardener.” Her dad, John R.

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Community College of Philadelphia accuses union of calling for 'partial strike'

Community College of Philadelphia accuses union of calling for 'partial strike' Administrators and the union representing faculty at the Community College of Philadelphia are at odds over faculty’s role in

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Freddy Galvis to miss World Baseball Classic with groin injury

Freddy Galvis to miss World Baseball Classic with groin injury CLEARWATER, Fla. — Freddy Galvis is out of the World Baseball Classic before it even begins. The Phillies shortstop said Wednesday

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Lethal Weapon Exclusive: Riggs and Murtaugh Meet Thomas Lennon's Leo Getz

Lethal Weapon Exclusive: Riggs and Murtaugh Meet Thomas Lennon's Leo Getz TV Guide A fan-favorite character from the iconic film franchise is making his way to Fox’s Lethal Weapon this