0 min ago

The woman behind the viral video of Philly Starbucks arrests

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    The woman behind the viral video of Philly Starbucks arrests
    When police arrested two black men at the Starbucks near Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square nearly two weeks ago, bystanders documented the incident with smartphone videos. One, in particular, went viral on Twitter. Philadelphia writer Melissa DePino posted a video of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson just after Philadelphia police arrested them for refusing to leave the store when an employee denied them access to the restroom.
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Federal judge upholds DACA, calling White House decision to rescind it ‘capricious’

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    Federal judge upholds DACA, calling White House decision to rescind it 'capricious'
    A federal judge has ruled against the Trump administration's decision to end deportation protections for some young immigrants, saying the White House was "arbitrary and capricious" in moving to end the Obama-era DACA program. In a blow to President Trump, who has long railed against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, U.S.
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0 min ago

Carnaval de Puebla returns to Philadelphia amid increase in deportations

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    Carnaval de Puebla returns to Philadelphia amid increase in deportations
    Miguel Andrade considers the Carnaval de Puebla similar to the Mummers parade - but better. "I think the most beautiful aspect of it is Carnavaleros," Andrade said, referring to the performers in the traditional Mexican festival.
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1 hour ago

4 new exemptions to the tax penalty for lacking health insurance

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    4 new exemptions to the tax penalty for lacking health insurance
    There already have been more than a dozen reasons U.S. consumers can use to avoid paying the penalty for not having health insurance. Now the federal government has added four more. These "hardship exemptions" let people off the hook if they can't find a marketplace plan that meets not only their coverage needs but also ...
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5 hours ago

Project Home unveils new housing in North Philly for those in recovery

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    Project Home unveils new housing in North Philly for those in recovery
    Bonita Pritchette is one of the lucky ones in a city with a dwindling supply of affordable housing. She was in North Philadelphia Tuesday to help celebrate the official opening of her new home, an apartment in the Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building.
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5 hours ago

Philly overdose deaths surged past 1,200 in 2017. The reason? Fentanyl

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    Philly overdose deaths surged past 1,200 in 2017. The reason? Fentanyl : Health : WHYY
    The number of people who died of drug overdoses in Philadelphia last year rose by more than one third to 1,217, the city announced Tuesday, making official the estimates health officials have been citing all year as they work to fight a worsening crisis of opioid overdoses.
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12 hours ago

Super PAC opens fire in Delco congressional race, two candidates quit

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    Super PAC opens fire in Delco congressional race, two candidates quit
    A super PAC funded by the Philadelphia area electricians union has spent $200,000 to run a TV ad supporting South Philadelphia congressional candidate Rich Lazer. Super PACs are allowed to accept unlimited contributions and spend as much as they want, as long as they don't coordinate efforts with the candidate they're supporting.
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12 hours ago

The All-New Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival Returns This Spring And Summer

Where:Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street

    It's Back! The Blockbuster Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival Returns May 1
    The wait is almost over! For the third consecutive year, the magnificent Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival returns to get Franklin Square glowing from May 1 to June 30. At the festival (which has been extended to eight weeks for 2018!), 1,500 individual artworks made of more than 15,000 LED lights form 28 stunning lantern displays.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

13 hours ago

Pa. Supreme Court orders lower court to grant bail to Philly rapper Meek Mill

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    Supreme court rules lower court must #FreeMeek on bail
    Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill is being released from jail. On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court ordered a lower court to immediately grant him bail. Mill has been behind bars at the state Correctional Institute in Chester since he was sentenced in November to 2 to 4 years for violating his probation on a roughly decade-old drug and gun case.
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13 hours ago

Del. Senate passes bill to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill

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    Del. Senate passes bill to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill
    Delaware state senators voted unanimously to pass a bipartisan gun control bill. House Substitute 1 for House Bill 302 is designed to restrict access to guns for those considered a threat to themselves or others. The measure sailed through the House last month. Tuesday's vote was the final legislative hurdle before reaching Gov.
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14 hours ago

Philly DA says more money needed for restorative justice programs

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    Philly DA says more money needed for restorative justice programs
    All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, and insightful features brought alive through sound. In the just over 100 days he's been in office, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner says the city has made progress.
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14 hours ago

The Clay Studio added 11 new photos.

In advance of our 2020 move to South Kensington, The Clay Studio is introducing ourselves to the neighborhood through our Making Place Matter and Maker Days projects. On Sunday we kicked it off with a surprise wheel throwing event in Norris Square Park. Artist Roberto Lugo demonstrated and allowed park goers to try their hand at wheel throwing. Keep your eyes out for information about upcoming events! This project was generously funded by Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

    The Clay Studio
    The Clay Studio added a new photo.
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15 hours ago

Bridgegate defendants appeal their convictions in federal court

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    Bridgegate defendants appeal their convictions in federal court
    Two allies of former Republican Gov. Chris Christie are hoping to overturn their 2016 criminal convictions for their roles in closing lanes on the George Washington Bridge in retaliation against a political enemy.
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15 hours ago

Bob Dorough, jazz musician best known for ‘Schoolhouse Rock!,’ dead at 94

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    Bob Dorough, jazz musician best known for 'Schoolhouse Rock!,' dead at 94
    Updated at 12:33 p.m. ET Bob Dorough, whose career began as a composer, arranger and singer in the booming New York jazz scene of the '50s and '60s before he became the musical keystone of Schoolhouse Rock!, died Monday afternoon in Mt. Bethel, Penn., his wife, Sally Shanley Dorough, confirmed to NPR.
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16 hours ago

Defense tells Cosby jury Constand was opportunist out for cash

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    Defense tells Cosby jury Constand was opportunist out for cash
    Bill Cosby's lawyers told the jury in the entertainer's retrial that main accuser Andrea Constand is a "pathological liar" whose story of "so-called assault" is "ridiculous" and so replete with inconsistencies that it cannot be trusted. "In a case like this, credibility becomes everything," defense attorney Tom Mesereau told the jury in closing arguments Tuesday morning.
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16 hours ago

The Center for Art in Wood updated their cove...

    The Center for Art in Wood
    The Center for Art in Wood updated their cover photo.
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16 hours ago

Interested in the Wilma's HotHouse Summer Int...

Interested in the Wilma's HotHouse Summer Intensive? Dive into José Raúl Mangual's blog to explore an inside look into the #WilmaHotHouse Intensive experience.

    HotHouse Intensive: Corporal Sequence
    The HotHouse Intensive is a deep dive into the acting methodologies of Blanka Zizka and the Wilma HotHouse Company. HotHouse practice is grounded in the Method of Theodoros Terzopoulos and focuses on fostering embodied acting through exercises that draw actors out of their heads and into their bodies.
    http://blog.wilmatheater.org

17 hours ago

Villanova official, former Del. Senate candidate killed in Main Line murder-suicide

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    Villanova official, former Del. Senate candidate killed in Main Line murder-suicide
    A 2016 Delaware Senate candidate and former University of Delaware official was killed Monday in a murder-suicide on Philadelphia's Main Line. Meredith Sullivan Chapman, 33, moved to the Bryn Mawr section of bucolic Radnor Township after leaving her UD post as director of digital communications and taking a job as assistant vice president of marketing and creative services at nearby Villanova University.
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17 hours ago

#ScootersBehavingBadly: U.S. cities race to keep up with small vehicle shares

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    #ScootersBehavingBadly: U.S. cities race to keep up with small vehicle shares
    From San Francisco to Washington, D.C., e-scooters and dockless bikes have become the latest transportation trend to grip urban spaces - and local governments are struggling to keep up. The concept is simple: Riders download an app, find and unlock a scooter or bike, and leave it when they're done.
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17 hours ago

Collection Highlight: Title: Refuge Artist: D...

Collection Highlight: Title: Refuge Artist: Darrell Copeland Date: 2012 Materials: Wood, fire, and pigment Dimensions: H-22 W-15.5 D-6 inches You can see this piece by Darrell Copeland and more in our Museum Collection of over 1,100 objects. You can also view and search our Collection online at http://ow.ly/DVui30jDDp9 Open Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Collection Highlight: Title: Refuge Artist: Darrell Copeland Date: 2012 Materials: Wood, fire, and pigment Dimensions: H-22 W-15.5 D-6 inches You can see this piece by Darrell Copeland and more in...
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18 hours ago

Just in time for Spring 🌸 Check out Curbed Ph...

Just in time for Spring 🌸 Check out Curbed Philly's Guide to Philadelphia parks and green spaces, including Independence National Historical Park in Old City 🌷🌼🌷

    Secret gardens, parks, and green spaces in Philadelphia
    The weather is finally warming up a little-well, at least the sun is out-and it's the perfect time to check out Philly's wealth of parks and green spaces. Sure, you likely know the four main public squares in the City of Brotherly Love: Logan, Washington, Rittenhouse, and Franklin squares.
    https://philly.curbed.com

19 hours ago

Watch: President Trump hosts a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron

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    Watch: President Trump hosts a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron
    The Takeaway is the national news program that delivers the news and analysis you need. The program invites listeners to learn more and be part of the American conversation on-air and online. President Trump is hosting French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit this week.
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19 hours ago

Facebook updates community standards, expands appeals process

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    Facebook updates community standards, expands appeals process
    Facebook announced changes to its content review policy Tuesday, adding an appeals process for removed content and releasing the internal guidelines it relies on to make content determinations. While the social media giant has listed a set of publicly available community standards for several years, the latest update includes the more detailed guidelines utilized internally ...
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19 hours ago

Cosby jury to decide: Serial rapist or con artist’s mark

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    Cosby jury to decide: Serial rapist or con artist's mark
    Accompanied for the first time by his wife of more than 50 years, Bill Cosby walked into a courthouse Tuesday morning ahead of closing arguments in his sexual assault retrial. Camille Cosby had been absent from the courtroom as prosecutors called a series of women to the stand who testified her husband drugged and sexually assaulted them, but she was by his side Tuesday for the trial's conclusion.
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19 hours ago

Wolf pushes GOP lawmakers to extend Pa. gun sale background check

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    Wolf pushes GOP lawmakers to extend Pa. gun sale background check
    Gov. Tom Wolf is pushing Pennsylvania's Legislature to broaden firearm background checks - in particular, to close an exception for certain rifles, shotguns, and handguns sold at gun shows. Variations of the "gun show loophole" are relatively common across the country. His administration has acknowledged it will be difficult to get the measure through the GOP-controlled legislature.
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19 hours ago

The “Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S...

The “Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S.-Thai Friendship” exhibit opened on March 21, 2018, at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in Bangkok, Thailand, and continues through June 30, 2018. United States Ambassador to Thailand Glyn Davies had the idea for the exhibition. You can learn more about the exhibit and the role of the National Archives in making it all possible on the AOTUS blog: https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2018/03/29/great-and-good-friends-national-archives-loans-artifacts-to-thai-exhibition/

    Great and Good Friends: National Archives Loans Artifacts to Thai Exhibition
    The National Archives played a major role in the grand opening last week of a new exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles. An international group effort, the exhibit-"Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S.-Thai Friendship"-features more than 40 records and gifts loaned from the National Archives.
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20 hours ago

Announcing the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest winner

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    Announcing the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest winner
    Nearly 5,000 entries from all 50 states and we had to pick just one! The competition rose to a new level this year and the decision was harder than ever. Our judges looked at a vast array of music from every genre - and lots of music that couldn't be categorized.
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20 hours ago

Poetry conveys sense of Philadelphia community

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    Poetry conveys sense of Philadelphia community : Community : WHYY
    With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, technology, and what connects us across the fissures that divide the country. The program also delves into pop culture, sports, and humor. 1A's goal is to act as a national mirror-taking time to help America look at itself and to ask what it wants to be.
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23 hours ago

South Korea stops its pop bombardment ahead of meeting with the North

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    South Korea stops its pop bombardment ahead of meeting with the North
    Ahead of a summit scheduled for Friday between the leaders of South and North Korea, Seoul says it is no longer blasting pop music toward its northerly neighbor. The South Korean Defense Ministry announced the move Monday, saying it aims "to establish the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and to reach a peace settlement and ...
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24 hours ago

New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

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    New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims
    The memorial and an accompanying museum that open this week in Montgomery are a project of the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative, a legal advocacy group in Montgomery. The organization says the two sites will be the nation's first "comprehensive memorial dedicated to racial terror lynchings of African Americans and the legacy of slavery and racial inequality in America."
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25 hours ago

Invasive tick species found last year in New Jersey survived winter

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    Invasive tick found last year in New Jersey survived the winter
    An East Asian tick species that made its first U.S. appearance in a Hunterdon County pasture in November has survived the winter. Now, New Jersey officials are now trying to wipe it out.
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28 hours ago

mwheinz posted 6 photos to Flickr:

29 hours ago

Pa. aid society honors young immigrant author for courage, determination

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    Pa. aid society honors young immigrant author for courage, determination : Arts & Entertainment : WHYY
    Plastered with poster-size Post-It notes, Liliana Velasquez's Upper Darby apartment has the air of a classroom. In the living room are long lists of words with silent consonants, like g in gnaw; b in plumber; k in knack. In the kitchen, verb conjugations. In the bathroom, measurements: 24 hours is a day; seven days is a week.
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29 hours ago

Closing arguments begin in Wilmington Trust fraud trial

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    Closing arguments begin in Wilmington Trust fraud trial : Courts & Law : WHYY
    Closing arguments began Monday during the seventh week in the trial of four former Wilmington Trust executives accused of bank fraud. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Kravetz argued financial documents and emails discussed throughout the trial prove the defendants were aware their practice of waiving and extending past-due loans was illegal - but continued their efforts to conceal the bank's poor fiscal health.
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29 hours ago

Former U.S. attorney general predicts continuing wave of political engagement

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    Former U.S. attorney general predicts continuing wave of political engagement : Community : WHYY
    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Speaking in Philadelphia Monday, former U.S Attorney General Eric Holder said he thinks gerrymandering cases before the U.S. Supreme Court could bring a similar "sea change" to the country.
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33 hours ago

All 2nd Street Festival applications are live...

All 2nd Street Festival applications are live at www.2ndstfestival.org. Apply to be a performer, food or arts & craft participant at the 10th anniversary celebration. #live #2ndstreetfestival #phillygram #streetfestival #blockparty #bestofthebest #music #art #food #beer #cocktails🍹

    2nd Street Festival
    All 2nd Street Festival applications are live at www.2ndstfestival.org. Apply to be a performer, food or arts & craft participant at the 10th anniversary celebration. #live #2ndstreetfestival...
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33 hours ago

Hear ye, hear ye! The Food & Art vendor appli...

Hear ye, hear ye! The Food & Art vendor applications for this year's 2nd Street Festival are now available on our website. Go forth and apply!

    Vendor info for 2nd Street Festival
    Maps, load in info, and FAQ for vendors of the 2nd Street Festival
    http://www.2ndstfestival.org

37 hours ago

Philly students host forum on gun violence

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    Philly students host forum on gun violence
    On Monday morning, ninth-grader Nyla Brooks stood in front of her classmates at Parkway Center City High School in Philadelphia and spoke about the broken promise of her city, the "City of Brotherly Love." "I see fear, and I see damage, and I see people that are hurt because they feel guns is the way to go," Nyla said.
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37 hours ago

No motive yet: ‘Numerous’ pedestrians hit by van in Toronto, police say

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    No motive yet: 'Numerous' pedestrians hit by van in Toronto, police say
    Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET A white van has struck multiple pedestrians in the North York area of Toronto. The driver was located and arrested, said police. It's unclear why the driver of the van collided with people and the Toronto Police Service has not yet released a statement on the motive or cause.
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39 hours ago

Murphy plans greater state investment in NJ Transit

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    Murphy plans greater state investment in NJ Transit : Politics & Policy : WHYY
    Planned improvements to New Jersey Transit are expected to bring some relief to hundreds of thousands of frustrated bus riders. The agency is recruiting 40 more bus drivers and taking other steps to minimize bus delays, said Kevin Corbett, NJ Transit's executive director.
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39 hours ago

Police: Waffle House suspect arrested near his apartment

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    Police: Waffle House suspect arrested near his apartment
    The suspect in an attack that killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee was arrested Monday not far from his apartment, police said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks, in which a gunman clad only in a jacket used an AR-15 rifle to kill four and injure others.
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39 hours ago

Philadelphia social workers honored at City Hall

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    Philadelphia social workers honored at City Hall
    Four involved in caring for abused and neglected children have been recognized for their work in Philadelphia. The 19th annual Children's Crusader awards were given to those who work directly with children under the supervision of the city's Department of Human Services or its community umbrella agencies - often called CUAs.
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39 hours ago

Alexa, tell me a national security secret: Amazon’s reach goes beyond the Post Office

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    Alexa, tell me a national security secret: Amazon's reach goes beyond the Post Office
    Amazon has been one of President Trump's favorite targets on Twitter. He's accused the company of not collecting taxes (which it does), charged it with putting retailers out of business - and focused his attacks on the tech company's relationship with the Post Office. I am right about Amazon costing the United States Post Office ...
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