After Philadelphia saw 950 people die from overdoses through September of last year, the city wants to green light safe-injection sites. Those are places where you can BYOD — bring your own drugs — and shoot up with medics nearby. Advocates say safe-injection sites save lives by preventing overdoses. But, in my view, “safe” and…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday September 8 1. Mother’s 911 call: My sons are trying to kill me Two Atlanta-area brothers are behind bars and charged with multiple felonies after police said they attempted to kill their own parents over the weekend. Yvonne Ervin called 911 Saturday morning and reported that she and husband Zachary were…

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When I was a child, the start of the school year was a time of giddy anticipation. That was many years ago, before perpetual deficits and the slow erosion of public trust made books, and then students, and then dozens of underutilized schools disappear. Sadly, the excitement that should accompany the start of a new…

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On Thursday evening, as I waited with the press corps for President Obama’s address to the House Democratic Caucus Retreat in Philadelphia, I knew the themes he would cover. He would chastise Republicans for their intransigence, and challenge Democrats to unite. He would speak of an abiding hope for the middle class, and highlight an…

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WHEN FELLOW Daily News columnist Jenice Armstrong appeared on my radio show to say that a “Real Housewives” spinoff was a possibility for Philadelphia, I thought it was cute. I mean, who could resist the possibility of producer Princess Ann Banton-Lofters creating “Housewives” madness right here in the cradle of liberty? We could have our…

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I OFTEN WONDER why Americans are so angry. From road rage to wife beaters, reality shows to gangsta rap, we are highly upset, and most of us don’t even know why. I’ve seen little kids hitting their parents. I’ve seen parents hitting the sauce. And on more than one occasion I’ve seen myself on the…

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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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IF THIS weekend’s Made In America festival proved one thing, it showed that not much is made in America anymore. We used to make steel, cars, clothing and shoes. Now all we make are cat videos and people. And among those people, the only ones who count are the ones who sing, rap or dance…

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