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Meek Mill Revisits Past ‘Trauma’ In His Latest ‘Championships’ Video

[embedded content] Share This Video Meek Mill’s latest album Championships is a kind of watershed moment for the 31-year-old rapper. The project serves as the coda to perhaps the most harrowing chapter in the Philadelphia native’s life. It’s the imprint left from the weight of legal battles, judicial mistreatment, and simply surviving as a black […]

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A Philadelphia Burger King Is Refusing To Sell A New Philly Cheesesteak-Inspired Burger

Burger King / YouTube If there’s one thing we can hold to be true, it’s that Philadelphia takes its local culinary institutions very, very seriously — whether that be Wawa, the city’s ubiquitous soft pretzels, water ice, or its cheesesteaks. Every local has a go-to favorite, from the illuminated Cheesesteak Vegas at the intersection of […]

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The CDC Had to Screen Two More Planes a Day After That Emirates Flight

On Wednesday, an Emirates flight from Dubai to NYC was quarantined upon landing at JFK airport after 106 people onboard reported feeling mysterious, flu-like symptoms mid-air. Ten people were ultimately hospitalized and the rest—including rapper and Ninja Turtle associate Vanilla Ice—were screened by the Center for Disease Control and released, the CDC apparently satisfied that […]

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We Regret to Inform You 7,000 Live Bugs and Spiders Are Missing from a Museum

Not to pile on with all the other bad news out there right now, but we regret to inform you that the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, a museum that houses rare lizards, insects, and scorpions, was robbed last month. Roughly 7,000 bugs, spiders, scorpions, millipedes, frogs, and snakes were stolen in total, and, uh, […]

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Homeless Vet Says He Got Scammed Out of $200K Raised for Him on GoFundMe

Last year, homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt used his last $20 to buy gas for a woman who wound up stranded on the side of the highway in Philadelphia, an act of kindness that went viral after she shared his story and started a GoFundMe to help him out. The thing wound up raising more than […]

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