I AM NOT Catholic, but I understand the significance of the upcoming papal visit. In short, the presence of Pope Francis, a man who has placed poverty at the center of his papacy, will put the world’s eyes squarely on our city. The world will see the brick tower of Independence Hall standing tall against…

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I LOOKED at my 10-year-old son about a week ago and something around his mouth looked almost . . . dirty. “What have you been eating?” I asked, figuring that the shadow on his upper lip was the remnants of a meal. “Nothing,” he said. “Then what’s that on your face?” He shrugged. I moved…

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LAST WEEKEND, after 14 years of marriage, I finally came to terms with who I am. I no longer have to pretend. I am out of the rut that ensnared me, and I am free from the lie I tried to live for so long. That’s right, boys and girls. I have an admission to…

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I’D HEARD that cats were petty and vindictive – sneaky, even. But I’d never seen it for myself . . . until now. As you probably know, my family convinced me to take in a street cat, which we named Styx, about nine months ago, and it has been an adventure, to say the least.…

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Build wealth by investing in what you know AKBAR HASAN is a financial advisor who knows how to build wealth. He’s got lots of practical advice for those who are serious about money. In his first segment on Real Talk with Solomon Jones, Hasan talks Apple, the multibillion-dollar company whose techno-gadgets are in millions of homes. The…

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