Top 5 Live-Thursday March 19

Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday March 19  1. Williams gets No. 1 mayoral ballot spot, at-large incumbents not so lucky State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams’ name will be listed first on the ballot in the mayoral primary May 19. He’ll be followed by Milton Street, James Kenney, Doug Oliver, Nelson Diaz and Lynne Abraham – assuming…

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Top 5 Live-Wednesday March 18

Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday March 18  1. Democratic Party-endorsed candidate: My Facebook page was hacked One day after being accused of posting racist messages on Facebook, the Democratic Party-backed candidate for the Seventh Council District said his page was hacked. “Anything that you find from my Facebook that has to do with any type of…

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Top 5 Live-Tuesday March 17

Top 5 Live –WURD Tuesday March 17 1. Dougherty plans $1 million spending spree to unseat Council incumbent, source says  At a fundraiser in January, Philadelphia Councilman Kenyatta Johnson triumphantly clasped his hands with party boss Bob Brady, surrounded by Mayor Michael Nutter, former Governor Ed Rendell, and mayoral candidate and state Sen. Anthony Hardy…

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Top 5 Live-Monday March 16

Top 5 Live –WURD Monday March 16  1. Kremlin continues to deny rumors about Putin’s disappearance Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on a report from the independent news outlet Dozhd on Sunday that said Russian President Vladimir Putin had not been in Moscow for the last several days. Putin, who has not been…

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Top 5 Live-Friday March 13

Top 5 Live –WURD Friday March 13  1. Giuliani: Darren Wilson should be ‘commended’ Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani argued on Thursday that Darren Wilson, the white police officer who last summer shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri, should be praised for doing his job. “What happened…

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Top 5 Live-Thursday March 12

Top 5 Live –WURD Thursday March 12  1. Secret Service Agents Under Investigation for Allegedly Drinking and Driving  Two  Secret Service agents are under investigation for allegations that they were under the influence of alcohol while driving a government vehicle near the White House. The incident, which was first reported by the Washington Post, is…

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Top 5 Live-Wednesday March 11

Top 5 Live –WURD Wednesday March 11  1. Oklahoma fraternity faces more racism allegations The University of Oklahoma expelled two students on Tuesday for “playing a leadership role” in racially-charged chants on a school bus during a Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity event, according to a university release. “I have emphasized that there is zero…

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Solomon Jones Celebrates His Greatest role: Father

MY 13-YEAR-OLD daughter, Eve, has been onstage since before she was born. As the star of so much of my writing over the years, she’s accustomed to being the center of attention. In July 2001, when my very-pregnant wife, LaVeta, traveled with me to New Orleans for a conference, Eve was there. And though we…

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Top 5 Live-Tuesday March 10

Top 5 Live –WURD Tuesday March 10  1. Okla. University disowns ‘disgraceful’ fraternity after racist chant  Even with the national chapter shutting down the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at Oklahoma University, the school president said the university’s affiliation with the fraternity is permanently done as a campus group called for the expulsion of several of…

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Top 5 Live-Monday March 9

Top 5 Live –WURD Monday March 9  1. Body of Cayman Naib, 13, found in creek bed near family home The leader of the K-9 search and rescue team that found 13-year-old Cayman Naib said Sunday that his body was almost completely covered in snow, lying near a tall fieldstone wall from which he may…

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