Top 5 Live-WURD Monday October 19 1. New rules for when Philadelphia police shoot Under the Police Department’s new rules on shootings by officers, the Police Advisory Commission’s director will have equal standing with four deputy commissioners in deciding whether or not police actions are justified. “It’s a dramatic change,” said commission director Kelvyn Anderson…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday May 5 1. Group behind SEPTA ads hosted Texas event where shooting occurred  The group that hosted the provocative cartoon contest where two gunmen were slain after opening fire on a security guard was also behind the controversial anti-Islam advertisements displayed on SEPTA buses this spring. The American Freedom Defensive Initiative…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday April 23 1. Senate Unanimously Passes Human Trafficking Bill After Long Delay The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a stalled bill to fight human trafficking, freeing it to consider the nomination of Loretta E. Lynch to be the next attorney general. The trafficking vote moved the chamber past legislation that has been delayed…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday April 3  1. Iran Reaches Framework Agreement With World Powers On Nuclear Program After years of multilateral negotiations, President Obama said that Iran and six world powers had come to a preliminary understanding about Iran’s nuclear program. Obama, whose administration began secret negotiations with Iran years ago, said that if fully…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Friday March 13  1. Giuliani: Darren Wilson should be ‘commended’ Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani argued on Thursday that Darren Wilson, the white police officer who last summer shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri, should be praised for doing his job. “What happened…

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