Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday November 25 1. After override threat, budget talks resume Republicans and Gov. Wolf huddled behind closed doors late Tuesday, trying to salvage some shred of a state budget deal. After a day of back-and-forth, negotiators said they would work through the weekend with hopes of reaching an agreement. The two sides resumed…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday October 22 1. Biden: I’m not running for president in 2016  Ending months of will-he-won’t-he speculation, Vice President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he is not running for president in 2016, saying the process of grieving for his son Beau had sidelined him for too long. “Unfortunately, I believe we’re out…

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When I used to teach journalism at Temple University, one of the things that I’d hand my students is a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution. I did this because you have people out there who forget that among the things covered in the Constitution is freedom of speech and press. In the 23 years…

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On either side of the thin blue line that separates police from civilian, we all have the same aspirations. Chief among those is justice. But if we truly want justice for all the victims of senseless violence, and not just the ones who look like us, we must do more than stand up for the…

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Tommy Miles

Not again. Not another unarmed man killed by those whose salaries we pay. Not another death swept aside by grand jury proceedings. Not another black man killed on the street by police. Not again. On the heels of the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., yet another racially tinged killing has…

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