The Eagles fired coach Chip Kelly on Tuesday evening in a stunning announcement that altered the course of the franchise. Owner Jeffrey Lurie announced the decision in a statement released by the team at 7:12 p.m. He will address reporters on Wednesday at noon. “I spent the last three seasons evaluating the many factors involved…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday December 23 1. Pa. House relents, prepares to pass budget deal The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday reversed course and positioned itself to vote on the $30.8 billion budget plan long touted by Gov. Wolf and Senate Republicans. The shift came just a day after the Republican-controlled House had proposed…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday December 22 1. Lakeisha Holloway, 24, Was Driver in Deadly Las Vegas Strip Crash, Police Say  A 24-year-old woman accused of driving a car through a crowd on the Las Vegas Strip, killing one and injuring over 30 others, wouldn’t tell police why she drove on the sidewalk, but did say…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday December 17 1. Mistrial declared in trial of Officer William Porter in death of Freddie Gray A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter, after jurors told a judge it could not reach a verdict on any of the four charges against him. “I do…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday December 16 1. Los Angeles unified school district shuts schools after bomb threat  America’s two largest school districts received similar threatening emails on Tuesday, but reacted in opposite ways: New York shrugged it off, while Los Angeles shut down more than 1,000 schools.  2. GOP debate focuses on terrorism threat Republican…

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“We’re Philadelphia and we fight.” That’s what Chip Kelly said early in his tenure as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. His statement was true, but not for the reasons that Kelly probably thought. We don’t fight because of our association with the rags-to-riches story of fictional boxer Rocky Balboa. We fight because deep lines…

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If ideas died with people, America would have won the fight against modern-day terrorism by killing al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. If killing people were the only answer , then America would have won the day with the invasion of Iraq, or the war in Afghanistan, or with drone attacks. Ending terrorism isn’t just about killing…

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ON SUNDAY, my son and I and watched President Obama speak from the White House in the wake of the deadly San Bernardino attacks that killed 14 and wounded 17 others. I was numb as I listened. Perhaps I was still trying to grasp the reality. After all, the fact that Syed Rizwan Farook, 28,…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday December 2 1. Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release  Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. Now, a week after the video’s release, the Chicago mayor has fired the…

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