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Waiver Wire: Why is the biofuels industry up in arms about oil refinery waivers?

It’s baseball season and the waiver wire and easy outs are the talk of ESPN and other sports outlets. But they’re part of the Washington dialogue this month, waivers and easy outs, since reports surfaced in media that the US Environmental Protection Agency granted a Renewable Fuel Standard hardship waiver for CVR Energy’s Wynnewood, Oklahoma oil refinery. One of many such waivers granted, though the exact number is secretive. What happens with that? Under the waiver, the refinery does not hav...
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This year's Wawa Welcome America features a gospel choir, a BBQ picnic at Valley Forge and more

Philadelphia gears up for the weeklong festival, which includes 27,000 free hoagies this year.
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Protesters Disrupt Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Over Plans To Tour Israel

Two of the protesters that entered the hall led music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin to slam his baton on the podium and walk off the stage. Some musicians began to leave, too, before the protesters, who were loudly booed by the audience, were forcibly removed. After the 10-minute disruption, the orchestra’s interim co-president, Matthew Loden, told the audience: “We live […]
Tags: Art, Music, Philadelphia, Yannick Nézet Séguin, Matthew Loden, 05.20.18

It's Almost Impossible For An Artist To Make A Living In Philadelphia

"If you need an electrician, you hire somebody to do the work. That person invoices you, you pay. But when it comes to paying an artist or designer for a service that adds significant value — such as revitalizing neighborhoods, making venues attractive, providing entertainment, designing clothes — there are completely different expectations.
Tags: Art, Philadelphia, Issues, 05.20.18

Man’s body found floating in Philadelphia river

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia are working to identify a man whose body was found floating in the Schuylkill (SKOO’-kul) River. The body was discovered in the river near Boathouse Row Monday morning. The man was pronounced dead just before 9 a.m. His age isn’t known. No other details were immediately available.
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Pregnant woman, her father critically injured in shooting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a street shooting in Philadelphia has left a pregnant woman and her father critically injured on the day she was married. The shooting occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Authorities say the shooters fired at least 18 shots from two separate semiautomatic weapons before they fled the scene on foot. […]
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Board Question #91281: What's the answer to the question that you wish someone ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,What's the answer to the question that you wish someone would ask you here? (Please don't provide the question, just the answer.)- Optimistic. A: Dear Optimistic., Nine.  I sure hope this helps. Please don’t hate me.  - Brutus A: Dear Optimistic. Tenderly Wise. -Humble Master A: Old friend—"So I was just hit by a carMy bodyI am okayBut not tooLaying in the street"And then, after he read me that, I laughed so hard that I peed my pajama pants a tiny bit. Feel free to g...
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Caring Causes: Youth in Placement Facilities

On May 17, City Council held a hearing on the safety and well-being of the approximately 1,000 Philadelphia youth who are currently confined in over 70 placement facilities across the country, some as far as Utah. More than 7 in 10 youth in placement are black.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Cities all run from hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention

Something strange is going on with the 2020 Republican National Convention. Cities all across the country are furiously competing for the right not to host it. The Republican National Committee’s original deadline for bids was Feb. 28, and the silence was deafening. This is not typical. In 2016, eight different cities wanted to host the GOP convention. There were almost as many candidates for host city as there were candidates for president. But for 2020, the RNC has an offer from Charlotte, Nor...
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Man thrown from car in crash, run over by another vehicle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has died after being thrown from his car and run over by another vehicle in a crash on a Philadelphia highway. Police say the crash happened Sunday morning on a ramp from Interstate 76 to the Roosevelt Expressway. Investigators say the 31-year-old man was ejected from his vehicle and then […]
Tags: News, Ap, Philadelphia, Nation & World, Roosevelt Expressway Investigators

Starbucks changes customer bathroom policy

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Starbucks customers are noticing a difference since employees were notified Friday of a revised customer policy, acknowledging "any person who enters our spaces, including patios, cafes and restrooms, regardless of whether they make a purchase, is considered a customer."This comes a month after two men were arrested in a Philadelphia store, sparking national outrage."They're trying to make sure they fix the problem and everything and keep everything straight because they&#...
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Warrant issued for fake Alicia Keys DJ who duped Philadelphia schools officials

A CAPA student reportedly saw through the ruse. The student's Google search found that Jerez Stone-Coleman apparently had a federal prison record for hundreds of threats against the Washington transit system and had been known as "Kidd Cole" on the MTV reality show Catfish, which shows people who create fake identities online.
Tags: Google, Washington, Mtv, Alicia Keys, Philadelphia, Incidents, Jerez Stone Coleman

Warrant issued for fake Alicia Keys DJ who duped Philadelphia school officials

A CAPA student reportedly learned through a Google search that that Jerez Stone-Coleman had a federal prison record for making threats against the Washington transit system and had been known as "Kidd Cole" on the MTV reality show Catfish, which shows people who create fake identities online.
Tags: Google, Washington, Mtv, Philadelphia, Incidents, Alicia Keys DJ, Jerez Stone Coleman

A New Policy at Starbucks: People Can Sit Without Buying Anything

Weeks after two black men were arrested at a cafe in Philadelphia, the company said people can sit down or use the restroom without making a purchase.
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PB CAREERS: Fresh Direct – Senior Associate Private Brand Merchant

Senior Associate Private Brand Merchant Merchandising  Long Island City, New York Description Recipe for Success The Senior Associate Manager, Private Brands will support the Private Brand Team, managing self-manufactured and Private Brand goods post-launch. In addition to identifying and pursuing cost savings opportunities, the position will lead promotional plan development, supply chain optimization, and extension/discontinuation plans for the current assortment among other day-to-day manage...
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Cause sought for massive Philadelphia warehouse fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire investigators are trying to find the cause of a massive fire that destroyed a vacant north Philadelphia warehouse over the weekend. No injuries were reported from the blaze in the four-story building, which was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Friday. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel “We essentially used most of the Philadelphia […]
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Pool Outlook for Philadelphia

With the Philadelphia Flyers, you really don't know what you're going to end up getting from one season to the next, it seems.  The Flyers were not a great team last season, but with only a few minor changes, they improved dramatically, heading back to the playoffs and losing out to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the opening round. The Flyers, for the most part, kept the same core group of players [Author: Clayton Corley]
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New Starbucks policy allows nonpaying guests to sit in cafes and use restrooms

Move comes after company was accused of bias when two black men were arrested for sitting without ordering anything Starbucks has told its employees to allow all guests to use store facilities, including restrooms, regardless of their spending. Related: Black men arrested in Starbucks settle for $1 each and $200,000 program for young people Continue reading...
Tags: Race issues, Food & drink industry, Philadelphia, Starbucks, New Starbucks

Southwest flight from Las Vegas to PHL diverted after warning

Flight 5913 landed safely at the Indianapolis International Airport as a precaution and passengers boarded another plane. The flight continued to Philadelphia and arrived about 4½ hours behind schedule, a Southwest spokeswoman said.
Tags: Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Incidents, Indianapolis International Airport, Southwest

Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museum

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective with visitors to new Middle Eastern galleries at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. The guides intersperse personal stories with historic content as they lead groups through the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and […]
Tags: Travel, News, Ap, Philadelphia, Penn Museum, Nation & World, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology

Boy, 3, rescued from manure pit on farm

HONEY BROOK, Pa. (AP) — Officials say emergency crews rescued a 3-year-old boy who fell into a manure pit on a farm near Philadelphia. Emergency responders were called to the Honey Brook Township farm at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday after the child fell into the six- to 10-foot pit inside a large barn. Fire crews […]
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The history in pictures of West Philadelphia's forgotten 'Flatiron building' | Inga Saffron

An exhibit of photographs by Vincent Feldman helps us really see Philadelphia's neglected architectural treasures.
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Starbucks Redefines ‘Customer’ Ahead of Racial Bias Training

Starbucks has formally changed its definition of a customer, issuing a new policy to its partners (employees), according to the Associated Press on Saturday. According to the AP, the policy states that everyone is welcome in a Starbucks store, including being seated and using restrooms, regardless of whether or not a purchase has been made. The memo reportedly stated that its old policies were “loose and ambiguous,” which left no clear guidelines and too much room for interpretation by managers...
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Attend TECHSPO in Houston for More on How Technology will Boost Your Bottom Line

With TECHSPO Houston 2018, you will learn how the latest evolving technologies will improve your business operation. The 2-day expo will take place Jun 6-7, 2018 in Houston, TX. Developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists will showcase their products and services. The event will provide training seminars along with learning, theory and inspiration as well as testing, networking and product interaction. If you want to make your business more efficie...
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Philadelphia 4-1 Real Salt Lake: Union overpower RSL - Via MLS

The Philadelphia Union earned a valuable three points at home with a 4-1 win over Real Salt Lake.
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Is Zibanejad a Top-Line Center, or Not?

The number of New York Rangers who possess the dual characteristics of coming off career seasons while being seen as certain building blocks for the organization’s future can be counted on one hand. In fact, you might only need one finger. In that case, it would certainly be reserved for Mika Zibanejad, the apparently rising center who scored a career-high 27 goals in just 72 games this season, establishing himself as a lethal force on the power play and greatly raising expectations for 2018-19....
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Royal wedding 2018: All the pageantry as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 19: Ms. Meghan Markle walks down the aisle at the start of her wedding to Prince Harry in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.. (Photo by Danny Lawson – WPA Pool/Getty Images) WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 19: Meghan Markle arrives for the wedding ceremony to marry Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Sound The galle...
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Meek Mill Bails on White House Prison Reform Summit After Late Night Call from JAY-Z

Meek Mill skipped out on the chance to discuss prison reform with President Trump at the White House. And a late-night phone call from JAY-Z may have influenced the Philadelphia rapper’s decision.Meek—who was released from jail on bail last month—was scheduled to participate in a prison reform summit hosted at the White House on Friday (May 18). The summit included Trump, members of Congress, activists, and victims of the flawed U.S. criminal justice system.However, Meek abruptly backed out of t...
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1 in 3 Philly students doesn't graduate on time. To fix that, high schools focus on freshmen

For years, educators got it backwards, a Philadelphia administrator said..
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Why Philly's crumbling libraries aren't just libraries anymore | Mike Newall

In Philadelphia, it's becoming increasingly clear that libraries are not just repositories - they're dynamically responding to the needs of the people they serve.
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