Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday October 21 1. Ryan to seek speakership if unity candidate of House GOP Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers late Tuesday that he will run for speaker, but only if they embrace him by week’s end as their consensus candidate – an ambitious bid to impose unity on a disordered and divided…

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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 Tuesday August 4 1. Tremaine Wilbourn, Suspect in Killing of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton, Surrenders The man suspected of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer was taken into custody Monday after a nearly-two day manhunt. Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, who is suspected of killing Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton, 33, surrendered to the U.S.…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday July 21 1. Sandra Bland’s Family’s Lawyer Details Dashcam Video of Traffic Stop  The lawyer for the family of a woman found dead in a Texas jail cell last week said dashcam video from the roadside traffic stop that led to her arrest shows the encounter grew confrontational after she refused…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday July 1 1. Chris Christie announces 2016 presidential bid New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie formally jumped into the crowded Republican presidential field here on Tuesday, stressing his leadership of a blue state and blaming both parties for the gridlock in Washington. “We need a government … that remembers you went there…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday March 25  1. Germanwings Airbus A320 Crashes in France, 150 Feared Dead  A passenger plane carrying 150 people crashed in a remote part of the French Alps on Tuesday. There are not expected to be any survivors. French President Francois Hollande called the crash of the Airbus A320 a “tragedy” and…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Tuesday February 19  1. SRC votes to approve 5 new charter school applications The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Wednesday night to approve five new charter schools from among 39 applications. The approved schools were offered three-year charters and have until May 31 to agree to terms with the SRC. Absent…

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Top 5 Live – WURD Thursday February 5 1. NBC’s Brian Williams recants Iraq attack story It was a dramatic account from the early stage of the Iraq War, one that placed NBC News anchor Brian Williams aboard a U.S. military helicopter that had drawn enemy fire. It was told repeatedly by Williams and NBC.…

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TODAY IS Election Day, or as I like to call it – Tom and Tom Tuesday. That’s right, my fellow Pennsylvanians. You have a choice in today’s gubernatorial election. You can vote for Tom . . . or you can vote for Tom. This is not to say that the candidates are alike. They’re not.…

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