Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday  October 28 1. Nutter: Dissolve the School Reform Commission Mayor Nutter on Tuesday recommended replacing the School Reform Commission, which has governed the Philadelphia schools for the last 15 years. In a major policy speech, Nutter advocated creation of a Board of Education that would be composed of five people picked by the…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday  October 23 1. Near-broke Phila. schools must borrow to make payroll Close to broke, the Philadelphia School District will soon have to borrow money to make payroll through the end of the year. The School Reform Commission will soon meet to authorize temporary borrowing that will allow the district to function…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday April 9 1. Dzokhar Tsarnaev guilty of Boston Marathon bombing Dzokhkar Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday of charges in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that would make him subject to a possible death sentence. Tsarnaev, flanked by his three lawyers, showed no emotion, mostly staring at the defense table and occasionally…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday April 1  1. PA Supreme Court rejects AG Kane’s bid to end criminal probe The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected state Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s challenge to a grand jury’s recommendation that she face criminal charges. The court said judges have full legal authority to appoint special prosecutors to investigate grand jury…

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