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WHYY News is one of WHYY’s vibrant community resources. WHYY is the leading public media organization in the Philadelphia Region, you might know us best as WHYY-TV, TV12 or 90.9 FM. Regardless of how you find us, the thing that makes us who we are is that we are Member-supported. Your support allows us the freedom to create the high-quality stories, programs and services not available elsewhere.

Today's headlines:🔸 Housing activists drop lawsuit over encampment sweeps🔸 Mount Laurel community says neighbor’s racist...
07/08/2021

Today's headlines:

🔸 Housing activists drop lawsuit over encampment sweeps
🔸 Mount Laurel community says neighbor’s racist rant is tip of the iceberg
🔸 Study shows strong correlation between unemployment, gun violence

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Today's headlines:

🔸 Housing activists drop lawsuit over encampment sweeps
🔸 Mount Laurel community says neighbor’s racist rant is tip of the iceberg
🔸 Study shows strong correlation between unemployment, gun violence

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“Google uses anticompetitive barriers and mandates to protect its monopoly power,” the attorneys general wrote in the su...
07/08/2021
More than 30 states sue Google over 'extravagant' fees in Google Play store

“Google uses anticompetitive barriers and mandates to protect its monopoly power,” the attorneys general wrote in the suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday.

https://bit.ly/3hISLdD

It is the latest government assault against the immense power wielded by Google amid a wave of legal and regulatory challenges rising against Big Tech in recent months.

Housing activists are withdrawing a lawsuit against Mayor Kenney’s administration over a plan to allegedly displace peop...
07/07/2021
Housing activists drop suit against Kenney administration over encampment sweeps

Housing activists are withdrawing a lawsuit against Mayor Kenney’s administration over a plan to allegedly displace people living in a Kensington encampment.

Housing activists withdrew a lawsuit against Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration over a plan to allegedly displace people living in a Kensington encampment.

Philly police have arrested Richard Goodwin for allegedly assaulting a man during a violent gathering of mostly white me...
07/07/2021
Second member of white Fishtown vigilante group charged with assault

Philly police have arrested Richard Goodwin for allegedly assaulting a man during a violent gathering of mostly white men in Fishtown amid last June’s protests.

Philly police have arrested Richard Goodwin for allegedly assaulting a man during a violent gathering of mostly white men in Fishtown amid last June’s protests against police brutality.

Today's headlines:🔹 Understaffed Philly sanitation crews struggle as delays worsen🔹 Atlantic City may scrap longtime nee...
07/07/2021

Today's headlines:

🔹 Understaffed Philly sanitation crews struggle as delays worsen
🔹 Atlantic City may scrap longtime needle exchange program
🔹 Philly lawmakers plead for help reducing gun violence

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Today's headlines:

🔹 Understaffed Philly sanitation crews struggle as delays worsen
🔹 Atlantic City may scrap longtime needle exchange program
🔹 Philly lawmakers plead for help reducing gun violence

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07/07/2021
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Parts of the Delaware River still suffer from low oxygen levels, according to a University of Delaware professor who recently wrote a book on the topic.
https://bit.ly/3dRPpUJ

The highly contagious delta variant now accounts for more than 51% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to new estim...
07/07/2021
Delta is now the dominant coronavirus variant in the U.S.

The highly contagious delta variant now accounts for more than 51% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to new estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
https://bit.ly/3hN1mfE

The good news is the vaccines being used in the U.S. all appear to be highly effective at protecting against serious disease, hospitalization and death.

At the heart of the strike is what’s called an Intensive Management Unit, a program that was supposed to give people in ...
07/06/2021
Prisoners end hunger strike at SCI Phoenix

At the heart of the strike is what’s called an Intensive Management Unit, a program that was supposed to give people in restricted housing a pathway to return with the rest of the prisoners.
https://bit.ly/3ys400S

“They're in a cell the size of your bathroom and there's no rules, no regulations in place for this [Intensive Management Unit] program,” said Patricia Vickers.

Housing activists from the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign are suing PHA for trying to remove families from...
07/06/2021
Housing activists sue PHA to keep families living in abandoned Philly properties

Housing activists from the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign are suing PHA for trying to remove families from abandoned Philadelphia properties.

Philadelphia has thousands of empty houses scattered across the city while more than 47,000 residents remain on the waitlist for federally subsidized housing.

State Sen. Sharif Street, whose 21-year-old nephew was murdered in broad daylight over the weekend, says it’s time for e...
07/06/2021
After violent weekend, Philly lawmakers plead for help reducing shootings

State Sen. Sharif Street, whose 21-year-old nephew was murdered in broad daylight over the weekend, says it’s time for everyone to step up and set aside partisan politics.

More than 20 people were shot in Philly over the weekend, including a relative of State Sen. Sharif Street. The lawmaker and others say this can’t go on.

The court's new conservative supermajority stayed away from the 2020 election chaos and avoided making earth-shaking rul...
07/06/2021
Here are 5 takeaways from the Supreme Court term

The court's new conservative supermajority stayed away from the 2020 election chaos and avoided making earth-shaking rulings — until the very end of this term.
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Big cases on guns, affirmative action, and abortion loom in the fall. https://bit.ly/3ABsTcy

The court's term ranged from compromise to confrontation, with the conservative supermajority holding back until almost the end of the term.

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