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Philadelphia GOP official says Trump ‘incited supporters to threaten to kill my children because we counted votes cast by eligible voters’

Philadelphia city commissioner Al Schmidt called on Mitch McConnell to vote his “conscience” in Trump’s impeachment trial. “The former POTUS incited supporters to threaten to kill my children,” Schmidt wrote on Twitter. Ahead of a likely weekend vote, McConnell announced that he would vote to acquit Trump. Visit the Business […]
Philadelphia GOP official says Trump ‘incited supporters to threaten to kill my children because we counted votes cast by eligible voters’
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Business is booming at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, now a landmark on the Philadelphia tourist trail thanks to Rudy Giuliani’s bizarre post-election press conference

Four Seasons Total Landscaping, the suburban garden centre where the Trump campaign held a post-election press conference in November, made $US1.3 million in merchandise sales, according to its owners. Business Insider spoke to the centre’s director of sales, Sean Middleton, who said the small family-run business has been working up […]
Business is booming at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, now a landmark on the Philadelphia tourist trail thanks to Rudy Giuliani’s bizarre post-election press conference
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Philadelphia burning: The city’s forgotten outrage against a Black community

On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on 6621 Osage Avenue which left 11 people dead, including five children, and burned down 61 homes. The building was the headquarters of MOVE, a radical West Philadelphia group whose ideology combined Black revolutionary ideals with environmental and animal rights. In […]
Philadelphia burning: The city’s forgotten outrage against a Black community
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Philadelphians are dancing in the streets to celebrate Joe Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia residents took to the streets to celebrate President-elect Joe Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania on Friday. The wave of excitement comes after Philadelphia County became increasingly critical to delivering Biden an election victory. Here are some videos of the scenes. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Philadelphia residents took […]
Philadelphians are dancing in the streets to celebrate Joe Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania
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Police knew Walter Wallace Jr. was having a mental-health crisis and visited his house 3 times the day he was fatally shot — and laughed at his family at one point, his mother said

Walter Wallace Jr., 27, was shot dead by two Philadelphia police officers Monday afternoon, as he walked toward them while holding a knife. His parents held a press conference Tuesday, saying the police were aware their son was having a mental-health crisis, and that officers had been called to his […]
Police knew Walter Wallace Jr. was having a mental-health crisis and visited his house 3 times the day he was fatally shot — and laughed at his family at one point, his mother said
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The Roots’ Malik B, a Philadelphia legend, dies at 47

Malik Abdul Basit, popularly known as Malik B., passed away Thursday at the age of 47. Basit was a founding member of The Roots, a legendary hip-hop group from Philadelphia. “May he be remembered for his devotion to Islam and innovation as one of the most gifted MCs of all […]
The Roots’ Malik B, a Philadelphia legend, dies at 47
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Trump cited former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo in an interview with Fox News. Rizzo’s statue was recently removed over his record of racism and police brutality.

President Donald Trump falsely told Fox News that he got the phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” from former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo. The quote actually comes from a former Miami police chief, Walter Headley, who said it during civil-rights protests. “We don’t mind being accused of police […]
Trump cited former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo in an interview with Fox News. Rizzo’s statue was recently removed over his record of racism and police brutality.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer published a column titled ‘Buildings Matter, Too,’ and journalists of colour penned an open letter ‘calling in sick and tired’

After The Philadelphia Inquirer published a column under the print headline “Buildings Matter, Too,” 44 journalists of colour at the daily newspaper signed an open letter to management condemning the decision and calling in sick. One day after the controversial headline caused criticism online, the newspaper apologised for its wording […]
The Philadelphia Inquirer published a column titled ‘Buildings Matter, Too,’ and journalists of colour penned an open letter ‘calling in sick and tired’
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While restaurants across the country are shutting down, some are remaining open for pick-up and delivery orders. Here are 9 Philly restaurants you can still order from while social distancing.

In an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, state governments have ordered bars and restaurants to close except for pickup or delivery orders. Philadelphia is now one of several cities with these restrictions, which are already taking a toll on local businesses. Restaurants like Jim’s South Street […]
While restaurants across the country are shutting down, some are remaining open for pick-up and delivery orders. Here are 9 Philly restaurants you can still order from while social distancing.
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A private-equity exec is asking for $31,500 a day to reopen a shuttered hospital for coronavirus patients. The city’s mayor says he doesn’t ‘have the time’ to keep negotiating.

Philadelphia city officials have given up trying to reopen a shuttered private hospital for coronavirus patients because its asking price is too expensive. Hahnemann University Hospital has been asking for up to $US31,500 a day to reopen if it were to be used at full capacity to help the city […]
A private-equity exec is asking for $31,500 a day to reopen a shuttered hospital for coronavirus patients. The city’s mayor says he doesn’t ‘have the time’ to keep negotiating.
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The 32 places Uber and Lyft drivers earn the most, according to the data

Gridwise – a smartphone app designed for rideshare drivers to increase earnings – has released a report detailing which cities Uber and Lyft drivers make the most money. The Bay Area in California takes first place, with drivers earning on average $US23.28 per hour in December 2019. On average, rideshare […]
The 32 places Uber and Lyft drivers earn the most, according to the data
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Real estate agents reveal the hottest markets for the next 10 years

We asked real estate agents and experts across the country their predictions for the most popular real estate markets in the 2020s. Some of the cities expected to rise in value and popularity are Reno, Nashville, and Philadelphia. Baby boomers from the Northeast are flocking to Leland, North Carolina, while […]
Real estate agents reveal the hottest markets for the next 10 years
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What a $250,000 home looks like in 25 major US cities

A $US250,000 home can range from a small city condo to a house in a spacious suburban culdesac. We teamed up with Trulia to see what a $US250,00 home looks like in the 25 most populous cities in the US. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. With $US250,000, you can buy […]
What a $250,000 home looks like in 25 major US cities
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US mayors call Trump’s bluff on sending detained migrants to sanctuary cities

Democratic mayors across the country have been issuing incensed statements about President Donald Trump’s threat to release detained migrants into so-called sanctuary cities. Mayors of major cities like Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York City, and San Francisco have all weighed in. “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to […]
US mayors call Trump’s bluff on sending detained migrants to sanctuary cities
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Starbucks apologizes after viral video shows cops in a Philadelphia store arresting 2 black men who witnesses say ‘didn’t do anything’

Starbucks faced intense backlash on Saturday after a viral video showed police arresting two black men in a Philadelphia store, while bystanders argued the men “didn’t do anything.” Starbucks apologised on Saturday and said the company plans to review its policies. The commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department said the […]
Starbucks apologizes after viral video shows cops in a Philadelphia store arresting 2 black men who witnesses say ‘didn’t do anything’
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The true story behind the name ‘Black Friday’

Black Friday didn’t get its name because stores become profitable and go “into the black.” The true story is much darker – the term “Black Friday” was first used in 1869 by two investors who drove up the price of gold and caused a stock market crash. Merchants in Philadelphia […]
The true story behind the name ‘Black Friday’