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Christie's Presidential Announcement Draws a Jersey Ho-Hum

By Paul Kurtz

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — So, how do New Jersey voters feel about their governor seeking higher office?

Chris Christie made it official today, confirming what most people had assumed for months:  he’s running for the GOP nomination for president of the United States. 173 more words

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Billboard Project Teams Up Older and Younger LGBT Philadelphians

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program has turned to billboards to highlight its latest project, “Showing Face,” which brought together older and younger members of the LGBT community. 102 more words

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'Marvel Experience,' A Portable Theme Park, Sets Up at South Philly Ballpark

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Lincoln Financial Field is getting ready to host a bunch of comic book characters, and their fans.

The “Marvel Experience” opens on Wednesday.  133 more words

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The Brains Behind A Fan Favorite Kids Toy Passes Away

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This past week saw the death of a local man who was the brains behind a toy that became a kids favorite all over the world, the Super Soaker. 120 more words

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Burlington County College And Rowan U. Team Up To Make Tuition More Affordable

By Paul Kurtz

PEMBERTON, NJ (CBS) — Burlington County College and Rowan University have formed a partnership designed to streamline the transfer process and make tuition more affordable. 133 more words

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Prayer Service Held For "Gosnell Babies" At Laurel Hill Cemetery

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Anti-abortion groups held a prayer service Wednesday at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls for the so-called “Gosnell babies.” 143 more words

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Head of Community Legal Services Gets Phila. Bar Association Service Award

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Bar Association today honored the head of the nonprofit group that provides legal services to the city’s poor for a career devoted to justice and advocating for women’s rights. 258 more words

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