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Abruzzo is a region of Italy, with an area of 10,763 square kms (4,156 sq mi) and a population of 1.3 million.
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The Academy of Music, also known as American Academy of Music, is a concert hall and opera house located at 240 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, formerly the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the New World.
The Act of Consolidation, more formally known as the act of February 2, 1854 (P.L. 21, No. 16), is legislation of the Pennsylvania General Assembly that created the consolidated City and County of Philadelphia, expanding the city's territory to the entirety of Philadelphia County and dissolving the other municipal authorities in the county.
Addison Hutton (1834–1916) was a Philadelphia architect who designed prominent residences in Philadelphia and its suburbs, plus courthouses, hospitals, and libraries, including the Ridgway Library (now Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts) and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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Adult contemporary music (AC) is a style of music, ranging from 1960s vocal and 1970s soft rock music to predominantly ballad-heavy music of the present day, with varying degrees of easy listening, soul, rhythm and blues, and rock influence.
African American, also referred to as Black American or Afro-American, is an ethnic group of Americans (citizens or residents of the United States) with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.
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The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is notable as the first museum funded and built by a municipality to help preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.
The African Methodist Episcopal Church, usually called the A.M.E. Church, is a predominantly African-American Methodist denomination based in the United States.
The Airport Line (formerly the R1 Airport) is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail system, which officially runs between Philadelphia International Airport and Philadelphia Center City.
Aix-en-Provence (Provençal Occitan: Ais de Provença in classical norm, or Ais de Prouvènço in Mistralian norm), or simply Aix (medieval Occitan Aics), is a city-commune in the south of France, about north of Marseille.
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AL DÍA News Media is a media company based in Philadelphia, that challenges mainstream media stereotypes of the Latino experience in the United States.
Allentown (Pennsylvania Dutch: Allenschteddel) is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States.
American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer.
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The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) (stylized in its logo as abc since 1962) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is owned by the Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.
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American English, or United States (U.S.) English, is the set of dialects of the English language native to the United States.
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The American Lung Association is a voluntary health organization whose mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.
The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America.
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The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, was the armed conflict between Great Britain and thirteen of its former North American colonies, which had declared themselves the independent United States of America.
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a partially government-funded American passenger railroad service.
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An appellate court, commonly called an appeals court, court of appeals (American English), appeal court (British English), court of second instance or second instance court, is any court of law that is empowered to hear an appeal of a trial court or other lower tribunal.
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Appellate jurisdiction is the power of a court to review decisions and change outcomes of decisions of lower courts.
Aramark Corporation, known commonly as Aramark, is an American foodservice, facilities, and clothing provider supplying businesses, educational institutions, sports facilities, federal and state prisons, and health care institutions.
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215 and 267 are the North American telephone area codes for the City of Philadelphia and the northern and eastern municipalities in Bucks and Montgomery Counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Area codes 610 and 484 are telephone area codes which serve the eastern and southeastern regions of Pennsylvania.
The Arena Football League (AFL) is the highest level of professional indoor American football in the United States.
Arlen Specter (February 12, 1930 – October 14, 2012) was a United States Senator from Pennsylvania.
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Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.
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The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City.
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Established in 1872 in Philadelphia, the Association for Public Art (formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association) is the nation's first private, nonprofit public art organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning.
The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an international organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education.
At-large is a designation for members of a governing body who are elected or appointed to represent the whole membership of the body (for example, a city, state or province, nation, club or association), rather than a subset of that membership.
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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, located at 219 S. 6th Street between St.
The Atlantic City Line (ACL) is a rail line operated by New Jersey Transit (NJT) in the United States between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlantic City, New Jersey, operating along the corridor of the White Horse Pike.
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The Atlantic coastal plain is a physiographic region of low relief along the East Coast of the United States.
The Atlantic Seaboard Fall Line, or Fall Zone, is a escarpment where the Piedmont and Atlantic coastal plain meet in the eastern United States.
The Austroasiatic languages, in recent classifications synonymous with Mon–Khmer, are a large language family of continental Southeast Asia, also scattered throughout India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the southern border of China.
The Avenue of the Arts is a city designated arts-based cultural district on a segment of Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that includes many of the city's cultural institutions, most notably the theater district south of City Hall.
The Baldwin Locomotive Works was an American builder of railroad locomotives.
Baltimore (locally) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 26th-most populous city in the country.
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The Baltimore accent, also known as Baltimorese (sometimes pseudophonetically written Baldimorese, Bawlmerese, or Ballimerese), is an accent of Mid-Atlantic American English that originated among the white blue-collar residents of South and Southeast Baltimore, Maryland.
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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.
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The Bell System was the system of companies, led by the Bell Telephone Company and subsequently by AT&T, which provided telephone services to much of the United States and Canada from 1877 to 1984, at various times as a monopoly.
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Benjamin Franklin (April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
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The Benjamin Franklin Bridge – originally named the Delaware River Bridge, and now informally called the Ben Franklin Bridge – is a suspension bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey.
The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, located in the rotunda of The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, features a colossal statue of a seated Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a scenic boulevard that runs through the cultural heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe (May 1, 1764 – September 3, 1820) was a British subject and neoclassical architect.
Bensalem Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States which borders the northeast section of Philadelphia.
The Betsy Ross Bridge is a continuous steel truss bridge spanning the Delaware River from the City of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania to Pennsauken, New Jersey.
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The Betsy Ross House is a landmark in Philadelphia purported to be the site where the seamstress and flag-maker Betsy Ross (1752-1836) lived when she sewed the first American Flag.
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The Big Five orchestras of the United States are the five symphony orchestras that led the field in "musical excellence, calibre of musicianship, total contract weeks, weekly basic wages, recording guarantees, and paid vacations" when the term gained currency in the late 1950s and for some years afterwards.
Boathouse Row is a historic site located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, just north of the Fairmount Water Works and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Robert A. "Bob" Brady (born April 7, 1945) is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 1998, and the ranking Democrat on the United States House Committee on House Administration since 2007.
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Boeing Rotorcraft Systems (formerly Boeing Helicopters and before that Boeing Vertol) is the former name of a US aircraft manufacturer, now known as the Mobility Division of Boeing Military Aircraft, a division of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
BoltBus is an intercity bus common carrier that operates low cost, non-stop and limited-stop, premium level routes in the northeast and western United States and British Columbia, Canada.
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Boston (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
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Brendan Francis Boyle (born February 6, 1977) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district since January 3, 2015.
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Brigadier general is a senior rank in the armed forces.
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English America, and later British America, refers to the English, and later British territories in the Americas (including Bermuda), Central America, the Caribbean, and Guyana from 1607 to 1783.
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Cheltenham Township Broad Street is a major arterial street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Blue Cross Broad Street Run, that takes place in Philadelphia on the first Sunday of May since the early 1980s, is the largest (40,689 runners in 2012) ten-mile road race in the United States.
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Broad Street Station at Broad & Market Streets was the primary passenger terminal for the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1881 to the 1950s.
Brooklawn is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.
Bucks County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy (Sanskrit: dharma; Pali: धम्म dhamma) that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one").
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The Burlington County Bridge Commission is a public agency responsible for the operation and maintenance of several bridges in Burlington County, New Jersey across the Delaware River.
Burlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey.
Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey.
Camden is a city in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.
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Canals and navigations are human-made channels for water.
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Carpenters' Hall is a two-story brick building in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that was a key meeting place in the early history of the United States.
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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.
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CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System; corporate name CBS Broadcasting, Inc.) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of CBS Corporation.
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The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.
Center City includes the central business district and central neighborhoods of Philadelphia, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Central High School is a public high school in the Logan"." Philadelphia City Planning Commissiom.
Centre Square is an office complex in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Chaka Fattah (born Arthur Davenport; November 21, 1956) is the U.S. representative for, serving since 1995.
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Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
A charter is the grant of authority or rights, stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified.
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A charter school is a school that receives public funding but operates independently of the established public school system in which it is located.
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A cheesesteak, also known as a Philadelphia cheesesteak, Philly cheesesteak, cheesesteak sandwich, cheese steak, or steak and cheese, is a sandwich made from thinly sliced pieces of steak and melted cheese in a long hoagie roll.
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Cheltenham Township is a home rule municipality bordering North Philadelphia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Chemtura Corporation is a global corporation headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with its other principal executive office in Middlebury, Connecticut.
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Cherry Hill is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, in the United States.
Chester County (Chesco) is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Chestnut Hill College is a coeducational Roman Catholic college in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood in the Northwest Philadelphia section of the United States city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is a children's hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with its primary campus located in the University City neighborhood of West Philadelphia next to the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Chinatown (Simplified Chinese: 费城华埠, Traditional Chinese: 費城華埠, Pinyin: Fèichéng Huábù) is a predominantly Asian American neighborhood in Center City Philadelphia.
Chinese (汉语 / 漢語; Hànyǔ or 中文; Zhōngwén) is a group of related but in many cases mutually unintelligible language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
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Christ Church is an Episcopal church located at 22-26 N. 2nd Street between Market and Arch Streets in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia.
A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
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Cigna (pronounced sig-nuh), headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, US, is a global health services organization.
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Citizens Bank Park is a baseball park located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, within the South Philadelphia Sports Complex.
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The City Planning Commission is a governmental body of Philadelphia tasked with guiding the growth and development of the city.
A cityscape is the urban equivalent of a landscape.
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Cobbs Creek is an U.S. Geological Survey.
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Rowing is one of the oldest intercollegiate sports in the United States.
The Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC), is a college rugby sevens tournament held every June at PPL Park in Philadelphia.
Collingswood is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.
The colonial history of the United States covers the history of European settlements from the start of colonization of America until their incorporation into the United States.
Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company is a Philadelphia-based life insurance company, founded by philanthropist and AARP co-founder Leonard Davis, owned by CNO Financial Group.
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In politics and history, a colony is a territory under the immediate political control of a state, distinct from the home territory of the sovereign.
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A Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is composed of adjacent Metropolitan (MSA) and Micropolitan Statistical Areas (µSA) in the United States and Puerto Rico that can demonstrate economic or social linkage.
Comcast Corporation, formerly registered as Comcast Holdings,Before the AT&T merger in 2001, the parent company was Comcast Holdings Corporation.
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Comcast Center is a skyscraper in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Comcast Innovation and Technology Center is a skyscraper under construction in Philadelphia.
Commercial broadcasting (also called private broadcasting) is the broadcasting of television programs and radio programming by privately owned corporate media, as opposed to state sponsorship.
The Commodore Barry Bridge is a cantilever bridge that spans the Delaware River from Chester, Pennsylvania to Bridgeport, in Logan Township, New Jersey, USA.
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania is one of Pennsylvania's two intermediate appellate courts.
Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission institution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States that grants Associate degrees, academic certificates, and proficiency certificates.
Congress Hall is a building near the intersection of Chestnut and 6th Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that served as the seat of the United States Congress from December 6, 1790 to May 14, 1800.
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A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress.
In United States local government, a consolidated city-county is a city and county that have been merged into one unified jurisdiction.
The Constitutional Convention (also known as the Philadelphia Convention, the Federal Convention, or the Grand Convention at Philadelphia) took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address problems in governing the United States of America, which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation following independence from Great Britain.
Crown Holdings Incorporated, formerly Crown Cork & Seal Company, is an American company that makes metal beverage and food cans, metal aerosol containers, metal closures and specialty packing.
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The Curse of Billy Penn was a curse used to explain the failure of major professional sports teams based in Philadelphia to win championships since the March 1987 construction of the One Liberty Place skyscraper, which exceeded the height of William Penn's statue atop Philadelphia City Hall.
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The Curtis Institute of Music is a conservatory in Philadelphia that offers courses of study leading to a performance diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Opera, or Professional Studies Certificate in Opera.
Cycle sport is competitive physical activity using bicycles.
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The Dad Vail Regatta is the largest regular intercollegiate rowing event in the United States, drawing over a hundred colleges and universities from North America.
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Darrell L. Clarke (born 1952) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party.
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Delaware County, colloquially referred to as Delco, is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
The Delaware River is a major river on the Atlantic coast of the United States.
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The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) is a bi-state agency instrumentality created by a Congressionally approved interstate compact between the governments of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Culturally, the Delaware Valley is taken by various commercial media and advertising venues to mean the Philadelphia metropolitan area, but geographically, geologically, and historically the term used to refer to the valley through which the Delaware River flows.
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The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party to its right.
Demonym (δῆμος dẽmos 'people, tribe', ὄνομα ónoma 'name') is a recently created word that denotes terms that are used to identify natives or residents of a certain or specific place and which are derived from the name of that place.
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Richard Augustus Wagstaff "Dick" Clark Jr. (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987.
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The Office of the District Attorney of Philadelphia is the largest prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania, and one of the largest in the nation.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince was an American hip hop duo from West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dominican Americans (domínico-americanos, norteamericanos de origen dominicano or estadounidenses de origen dominicano) are Americans who have full or partial origin from the Dominican Republic.
Douala (German: Duala) is the largest city in Cameroon, the capital of Cameroon's Littoral Region and the richest city in the whole CEMAC region of six countries.
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Drexel University is a private research university with three campuses in Philadelphia and one in Sacramento, California.
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Drexel University College of Medicine is the medical school of Drexel University.
Drinking water, also known as potable water or improved drinking water, is water safe enough for drinking and food preparation.
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EarthLink is an IT services, network and communications provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, US.
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East Falls is a neighborhood in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
The Eastern State Penitentiary, also known as ESP, is a former American prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Eastern Time Zone (ET) is a time zone encompassing 17 U.S. states in the eastern part of the contiguous United States, parts of eastern Canada, the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico, Panama in Central America and the Caribbean Islands.
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Eastwick is a neighborhood in the Southwest section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is a preserved home once rented by American author Edgar Allan Poe, located in the Spring Garden neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
English Americans, also referred to as Anglo-Americans, are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England, a constituent country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
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Environmentally friendly, environment-friendly, eco-friendly, nature-friendly, and green are marketing terms referring to goods and services, laws, guidelines and policies that inflict reduced, minimal, or no harm upon ecosystems or the environment.
ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network) and the Hearst Corporation (which owns a 20% minority share).
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Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper (born November 10, 1978) is an American hip hop recording artist and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Fairmount Park is the municipal park system of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was Philadelphia's second municipal waterworks.
Federal-style architecture is the name for the classicizing architecture built in North America between c. 1780 and 1830, and particularly from 1785 to 1815.
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States federal government for use in computer systems by non-military government agencies and government contractors.
The term felony, in some common law countries, means a serious crime.
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The President, Directors and Company, of the Bank of the United States, commonly known as the First Bank of the United States, was a national bank, chartered for a term of twenty years, by the United States Congress on February 25, 1791.
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that met on September 5 to October 26, 1774 at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution.
"First Friday" is a name for various public events in some cities (particularly in the United States) that occur on the first Friday of every month.
A first language (also native language, mother tongue, arterial language, or L1) is the language or are the languages a person has learned from birth or within the critical period, or that a person speaks the best and so is often the basis for sociolinguistic identity.
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A fiscal year (or financial year, or sometimes budget year) is a period used for calculating annual ("yearly") financial statements in businesses and other organizations all over the world.
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Fishtown is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Florence (Firenze, alternative obsolete form: Fiorenza; Latin: Florentia) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence.
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FMC Corporation is an American chemical manufacturing company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was originally founded by chemist John Bean in 1883 as the Bean Spray Pump Company in Los Gatos, California, producing piston pumps for insecticides. In 1928, Bean Spray Pump purchased two companies: the Anderson-Barngrover Co. and Sprague-Sells Co. At this time the company changed its name to Food Machinery Corporation, and began using the initials FMC. In 1941 the company FMC received a contract to design and build amphibious landing vehicles tracked vehicles for the United States War Department, and afterwards the company continued to diversify its products. FMC currently employs some 5,500 people worldwide, and had gross revenues of US$3.4 billion in 2011.
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Fort Beversreede (after 1633–1651) was a Dutch-built palisaded factorij located near the confluence of the Schuylkill River and the Delaware River.
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Fort Christina (later renamed Fort Altena; Fort Kristina) was the first Swedish settlement in North America and the principal settlement of the New Sweden colony.
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Fort Mifflin, originally called Fort Island Battery and also known as Mud Island Fort, was commissioned in 1771 and sits on Mud Island (or Deep Water Island) on the Delaware River below Philadelphia, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia International Airport.
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Fort Nassau was a factorij in New Netherland between 1627-1651 located at the mouth of Big Timber Creek at its confluence with the Delaware River.
Fortune is an American business magazine, published globally by Time Inc. and founded by Henry Luce in 1929.
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Fortune 1000 is a reference to a list maintained by the American business magazine Fortune.
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The term Founding Fathers of the United States of America refers broadly to those individuals of the Thirteen British Colonies in North America who led the American Revolution against the authority of the British Crown and established the United States of America.
The Fox Broadcasting Company (commonly referred to as Fox; stylized as FOX), is an American commercial broadcast television network that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox.
Frank Heyling Furness (November 12, 1839 - June 27, 1912) was an American architect of the Victorian era.
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Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2014 population of 717,624 within its administrative boundaries.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (his own pronunciation, or) (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States.
The Franklin Institute is a science museum and center of science education and research in Philadelphia.
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Franklin Square is one of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn when he laid out the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682.
Leslie Edward Pridgen (born 6 August 1978), better known by his stage name Freeway, is an American hip hop recording artist from North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European family.
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Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual.
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A gay village (also known as a gay neighborhood, gayvenue, gay ghetto, gaytto, gay district, gay mecca or gayborhood) is a geographical area with generally recognized boundaries, where a large number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people live or frequent.
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Geno's Steaks is a Philadelphia restaurant specializing in cheesesteaks, founded in 1966 by Joey Vento.
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Gentrification is the buying and renovating of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by wealthier individuals, which in effect improves property values but also can displace low-income families and small businesses.
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The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories.
George Howe (1886–1955) was an American architect and educator, and an early convert to the International style.
Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1720 and 1830.
German Americans (Deutschamerikaner) are Americans who are of German descent.
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Gimbel Brothers (Gimbels) was an American department store corporation from 1887 until 1987.
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The Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) is a magnet secondary school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Not to be confused with Stephen Girard Park in south Philadelphia. Girard Fountain Park is a pocket park in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, at 325 Arch Street.
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a British multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Brentford, London.
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The Globalization and World Cities Research Network, commonly abbreviated to GaWC, is a think tank based in the Geography department at Loughborough University in England, that studies the relationships between world cities in the context of globalization.
Gloria Dei Church, known locally as Old Swedes', is a historic church located in the Southwark neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 929 South Water Street, bounded by Christian Street on the north, South Christopher Columbus Boulevard (formerly Delaware Street) on the east, and Washington Avenue on the south.
Gloucester County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey.
The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California.
Graffiti (plural of graffito: "a graffito", but "these graffiti") are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often in a public place.
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Grays Ferry, also known as Gray's Ferry, is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia bounded (roughly) by 25th Street on the east, the Schuylkill River on the west, Vare Avenue on the south, and Grays Ferry Avenue on the north.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the 1930s.
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The Great Famine (an Gorta Mór) or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852.
The Great Migration was the movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West that occurred between 1910 and 1970.
Greek or Hellenic (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to the southern Balkans, the Aegean Islands, western Asia Minor, parts of northern and Eastern Anatolia and the South Caucasus, southern Italy, Albania and Cyprus.
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The Greek Revival was an architectural movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, predominantly in Northern Europe and the United States.
Greyhound Lines, Inc., usually shortened to Greyhound, is an intercity bus common carrier serving over 3,800 destinations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
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The grid plan, grid street plan or gridiron plan is a type of city plan in which streets run at right angles to each other, forming a grid.
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Haddon Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.
Haddonfield is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.
Harrisburg (Pennsylvania German: Harrisbarig) is the capital city of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Dauphin County.
The Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta (also known as the HOSR or the HOS) is a rowing race held annually during the last weekend in October on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The heat index (HI) or humiture or humidex (not to be confused with the Canadian humidex) is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity in an attempt to determine the human-perceived equivalent temperature—how hot it would feel if the humidity were some other value.
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Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933).
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Hinduism is the dominant religion, or way of life, in South Asia, most notably in India and Nepal.
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Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
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Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (hispanos, latinos) are Americans descending from the countries of Latin America and Iberia.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is a historical society founded in 1824 and based in Philadelphia.
Holy Family University is a Roman Catholic liberal arts university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Home rule is the power of a constituent part (administrative division) of a state to exercise such of the state's powers of governance within its own administrative area that have been decentralized to it by the central government.
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Horace Trumbauer (December 28, 1868 – September 18, 1938) was a prominent American architect of the Gilded Age, known for designing residential manors for the wealthy.
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Howard Allan Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer.
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A humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa or Cwa) is a zone of subtropical climate characterised by hot, usually humid summers and mild to cool winters.
Immigration is the movement of people into a destination country to which they are not native or do not possess its citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take-up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker.
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Incheon (formerly romanized as Inchon; literally "kind river"), officially the Incheon Metropolitan City, is a city located in northwestern South Korea, bordering Seoul and Gyeonggi to the east.
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Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is a health insurer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States.
Independence Hall is where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.
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Independence National Historical Park is a United States National Park in Philadelphia that preserves several sites associated with the American Revolution and the nation's founding history.
The International Style is the name of a major architectural style that is said to have emerged in the 1920s and 1930s, the formative decades of modern architecture, as first defined by Americans Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson in 1932, with an emphasis more on architectural style, form and aesthetics than the social aspects of the modern movement as emphasised in Europe.
Interstate 476 (I-476) is a auxiliary Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania designated between Interstate 95 near Chester and Interstate 81 near Scranton, serving as the primary north–south Interstate corridor through eastern Pennsylvania.
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Interstate 676 (abbreviated I-676) is an Interstate Highway that serves as a major thoroughfare through Center City Philadelphia, where it is known as the Vine Street Expressway, and Camden, New Jersey, where it is known as the northern segment of the North–South Freeway, as well as the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Highway.
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Interstate 695 was a 1964-proposed auxiliary Interstate Highway that would have connected Interstate 95 in Southeast Philadelphia, at the Philadelphia International Airport, with I-95 near the Delaware River waterfront near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Interstate 76 (I-76) is an Interstate Highway in the United States, running 435 miles (700 km) from an interchange with Interstate 71 west of Akron, Ohio, east to Interstate 295 in Bellmawr, New Jersey.
Interstate 95 (I-95) is an Interstate highway running from Miami, Florida, north to Houlton, Maine.
Interstate General Media, LLC is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based company founded in 2012 that operates newspapers and online news sources that it owns.
Iodine-131 (131I), also loosely and nonspecifically called radioiodine, is an important radioisotope of iodine discovered by Glenn Seaborg and John Livingood in 1938 at the University of California, Berkeley.
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The Irish American (Gaedheal-Mheiriceánaigh) ethnic group comprises Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Ireland, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.
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Irish potato candy is a traditional Philadelphia confection that, despite its name, is not from Ireland, and does not usually contain any potato.
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is a Japanese television cooking show produced by Fuji Television.
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Irreligion (adjective form: non-religious or irreligious) is the absence of religion, an indifference towards religion, a rejection of religion, or hostility towards religion.
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Islam (There are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster). The most common are (Oxford English Dictionary, Random House) and (American Heritage Dictionary). الإسلام,: Arabic pronunciation varies regionally. The first vowel ranges from ~~. The second vowel ranges from ~~~. In Northwestern Africa, they do not have stress or lengthened vowels.) is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God, and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, composed of accounts called hadith) of Muhammad (circa 570–8 June 632 CE), considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God.
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The Italian American (italoamericani) ethnic group comprises Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Italy, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.
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Italian ice, also known as water ice (particularly in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley), is a sweetened frozen dessert made with fruit (often from concentrates, juices or purées) or other natural or artificial food flavorings, similar to sorbet.
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Italian (or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken mainly in Europe: Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, as a second language in Albania, Malta, Slovenia and Croatia, by minorities in Crimea, Eritrea, France, Libya, Monaco, Montenegro, Romania and Somalia, – Gordon, Raymond G., Jr.
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The Italian Market is the popular name for the South 9th Street Curb Market, an area of South Philadelphia featuring many grocery shops, cafes, restaurants, bakeries, cheese shops, butcher shops, etc., many with an Italian influence.
The Ivy League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States.
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The James A. Byrne United States Courthouse is a Federal courthouse in the Center City region of Philadelphia.
The Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation), also known as the Jewish people, are an ethnoreligious and ethno-cultural group descended from the Israelites of the Ancient Near East and originating from the historical kingdoms of Israel and Judah.
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John F. Kennedy Stadium (formerly Philadelphia Municipal Stadium and Sesquicentennial Stadium) was an open-air stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that stood from 1926 to 1992.
John Franklin Street (born October 15, 1943) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 123rd Mayor of the City of Philadelphia.
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John Haviland (1792–1852) was an English-born architect who was a major figure in American Neo-Classical architecture, and one of the most notable architects working from Philadelphia in the 19th century.
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John McArthur Jr (1823–1890) was a prominent American architect based in Philadelphia.
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John Notman (18101865) was a Scottish-born American architect, who settled in Philadelphia.
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Judaism (from Iudaismus, derived from Greek Ἰουδαϊσμός, originally from Hebrew, Yehudah, "Judah"; in Hebrew:, Yahadut, the distinctive characteristics of the Judean ethnos) encompasses the religion, philosophy, culture and way of life of the Jewish people.
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The Julia Reynolds Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School is a middle and secondary school located in Philadelphia.
Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
Kensington is a neighborhood in the American city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Keystone Corridor is a 349-mile (562 km) railroad line between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Khmer or Cambodian (natively ភាសាខ្មែរ, or more formally ខេមរភាសា) is the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia.
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The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is a large performing arts venue located at 300 South Broad Street at the corner of Spruce Street, along the stretch known as the "Avenue of the Arts", in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Knight Ridder was an American media company, specializing in newspaper and Internet publishing.
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is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture.
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KYW (1060 AM, "KYW Newsradio 1060") is a commercial AM radio station licensed to serve Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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KYW-TV, channel 3, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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La Salle University is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Named for St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, the university was founded in 1863 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
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Lancaster (Pennsylvania Dutch: Lengeschder) is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States, (along with Springfield, Massachusetts; Petersburg, Virginia; Schenectady, New York, and several other early settlements).
There are 1,250 to 2,100 and by some counts over 3,000 languages spoken natively in Africa, in several major language families.
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There is a wide variety of languages spoken throughout Asia, comprising a number of families and some unrelated isolates.
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Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behaviour.
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Legal nullity is a phrase used to refer to any entity which might theoretically be of some legal significance, but in fact possesses no identity or distinct structure of its own.
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A legend (Latin, legenda, "things to be read") is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude.
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The Lenape are a Native American tribe and First Nations band government.
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A lesbian is a female homosexual: a female who experiences romantic love or sexual attraction to other females.
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LGBT or GLBT is an initialism that stands for '''l'''esbian, '''g'''ay, '''b'''isexual, and '''t'''ransgender.
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The Libertarian Party (LP) is a libertarian political party in the United States that promotes civil liberties, free markets, non-interventionism, and laissez-faire.
The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Liberty Place is a skyscraper complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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The Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP) is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia.
The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States.
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Lincoln Financial Field is the home stadium of the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles and the Temple Owls football team of Temple University.
Lindenwold is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.
Lisa Nicole Lopes (May 27, 1971 – April 25, 2002), better known by her stage name Left Eye, was an American rapper, singer, dancer, musician, and songwriter.
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Washington, D.C. has been the capital of the United States since 1800.
This is a list of companies either based or with large operations in the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area of the United States.
The following is a list of the sixty-seven counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States of America. The city of Philadelphia is coterminous with Philadelphia County, and governmental functions have been consolidated since 1854.
The Mayor of Philadelphia is the chief executive of the government of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as stipulated by the Charter of the City of Philadelphia.
The following is a list of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the Americas.
The two sortable tables below list the metropolitan and micropolitan areas of the United States and Puerto Rico for the 929 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs)The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines a Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) as one or more adjacent counties or county equivalents that have at least one urban core area of at least 10,000 population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties.
The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has defined 381 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) for the United States and seven for Puerto Rico.
There are 67 National Historic Landmarks within Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania firsts is a list of firsts in the colony and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and in the city of Philadelphia.
The following is a list of notable residents, natives, and persons generally associated with the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the fifth-largest city in the United States.
This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.
Philadelphia, the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, is home to 381 completed high-rises, 29 of which stand taller than.
The Art Institutes is a system of for-profit art colleges owned by Education Management Corporation.
The thirty world's busiest airports by aircraft movements are measured by total movements (data provided by Airports Council International).
This is a list of U.S. metropolitan areas by their gross domestic product.
The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places of the United States.
This is a chronological listing of the United States Senators from Pennsylvania.
Live 8 was a string of benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa.
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Live Aid was a dual-venue concert held on 13 July 1985.
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A log house (or log home) is structurally identical to a log cabin (a house typically made from logs that have not been milled into conventional lumber).
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Logan Circle, also known as Logan Square, is an open-space park in Center City Philadelphia's northwest quadrant and one of the five original planned squares laid out on the city grid.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
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A mafia is a type of organized crime syndicate whose primary activities are protection racketeering, the arbitration of disputes between criminals, and the organizing and oversight of illegal agreements and transactions.
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The Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad was a rail line in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, connecting Philadelphia with Pittsburgh via Harrisburg.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization that is the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league, sanctioned by U.S. Soccer, that represents the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada.
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Market Street, originally known as High Street, is a major east–west street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
is a Japanese chef, best known as an Iron Chef on the Japanese TV cooking show Iron Chef and its spinoff Iron Chef America.
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Math, Science, and Technology (MaST) Community Charter School was founded by Karen DelGuercio in 1999.
The mayor–council government system is one of the two most common forms of local government in the United States.
The Mütter Museum is a medical museum located in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Opened in 1860, McGillin's Olde Ale House is the oldest continuously operated tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area (DMA), television market area, or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content.
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Megabus, branded as megabus.com, is an intercity bus service of Coach USA/Coach Canada and DATTCO (a non Stagecoach company, under contract) providing discount travel services since 2006, operating throughout the eastern, southern, midwestern, and western United States and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey.
The Merchants' Exchange Building is a historic building located on the triangular site bounded by Dock Street, Third Street, and Walnut Street in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Messiah College is a private Christian college of the liberal arts and applied arts and sciences located in Grantham, Pennsylvania.
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Michael Anthony Nutter (born June 29, 1957) is the 124th and current Mayor of Philadelphia.
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Mid-Atlantic American English (or Delaware Valley English) is a class of American English, considered by the Atlas of North American English to be a single dialect, spoken in the Mid-Atlantic states of the United States.
Midtown Manhattan, or simply Midtown, represents the central lengthwise portion of the borough and island of Manhattan in New York City.
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Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick (born June 28, 1963) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who serves as the U.S. Representative for.
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Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to early 2000s.
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The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system on the North American continent.
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The Modern Language Association of America, often referred to as the Modern Language Association (MLA), is the principal professional association in the United States for scholars of language and literature.
Montgomery County, locally also referred to as Montco, is a county located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Moore College of Art & Design is an independent college of art and design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mosul (الموصل; مووسڵ. Mûsil; North Mesopotamian Arabic:; ܢܝܢܘܐ; Musul), is a city of over a million people in northern Iraq, some 400 km north of Baghdad.
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Mount Airy is a neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania.
Multiracial Americans are Americans who have mixed ancestry of "two or more races".
The Mummers Parade is held each New Year's Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, charter townships, villages, and boroughs.
A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface.
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The Mural Arts Program is an anti-graffiti mural program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is home to a vibrant and well-documented musical heritage, stretching back to colonial times.
A Muslim, sometimes spelled Moslem, relates to a person who follows the religion of Islam, a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the Quran.
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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
The National Constitution Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the United States Constitution and what it represents.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is a building, site, structure, or object that is officially recognized by the United States government for its outstanding degree of historical significance.
A National Historic Site (NHS) is a protected area of national historic significance in the United States.
The National Hockey League (NHL; Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league composed of 30 member clubs: 23 in the United States and 7 in Canada.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a biomedical research facility primarily located in Bethesda, Maryland.
A national language is a language (or language variant, e.g. dialect) which has some connection—de facto or de jure—with a people and perhaps by extension the territory they occupy.
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The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, known simply as the National League (NL), is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada, and the world's oldest current professional team sports league.
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The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) is a Smithsonian-affiliated museum at 101 South Independence Mall East (S. 5th Street) at Market Street in Center City Philadelphia.
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In the United States, Native Americans are considered to be people whose pre-Columbian ancestors were indigenous to the lands within the nation's modern boundaries.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
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New Castle County is the northernmost of the three counties of the U.S. state of Delaware.
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States.
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Route 73 is a state highway in the southern part of the U.S. state of New Jersey.
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Route 90 is a state highway in New Jersey in the United States (U.S.). The western terminus is at the Betsy Ross Bridge over the Delaware River in Pennsauken Township, Camden County, where the road continues into Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as an unnumbered road that provides access to Interstate 95.
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New Jersey Transit (usually shortened to NJ Transit or NJT) is a New Jersey State-owned public transportation system serving the US state of New Jersey; along with portions of New York, Orange, and Rockland counties in New York State; and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania.
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New Jersey Transit Bus Operations is the bus division of New Jersey Transit, providing bus service throughout New Jersey along with service along one light rail line, with many routes going to New York City and Philadelphia.
The New Jersey Turnpike (shortened to NJTP and colloquially known to New Jerseyans as "the Turnpike") is a toll road in New Jersey, maintained by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
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New Netherland (Dutch: Nieuw-Nederland, Latin: Nova Belgica or Novum Belgium) was a 17th-century colonial province of the Seven United Netherlands that was located on the East Coast of North America.
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New Sweden (Swedish: Nya Sverige, Uusi Ruotsi, Nova Svecia) was a Swedish colony along the lower reaches of Delaware River in North America from 1638 to 1655 in the present-day American Mid-Atlantic states of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
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New York City English is a regional dialect of the English language spoken by many people in New York City and much of its surrounding metropolitan area.
A newspaper is a serial publication containing news, other informative articles (listed below), and usually advertising.
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Philadelphia is popularly referred to as The City of Brotherly Love, which comes from the literal meaning of the city's name in Greek (Φιλαδέλφεια "brotherly love", compounded from philos (φίλος) "loving", and adelphos (ἀδελφός) "brother").
Nielsen Media Research (NMR) is an American firm that measures media audiences, including television, radio, theatre films (via the AMC Theatres MAP program) and newspapers.
Nizhny Novgorod (p), colloquially shortened to Nizhny, is, with a population of 1,250,619, the fifth largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast.
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NJTV is a PBS member network serving the U.S. state of New Jersey.
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The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is a telephone numbering plan that encompasses 25 distinct regions in twenty countries primarily in North America, including the Caribbean and the U.S. territories.
North Philadelphia, nicknamed North Philly, is a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
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The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railway line in the Northeast megalopolis of the United States.
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Northeast Philadelphia, nicknamed Northeast Philly, the Northeast and the Great Northeast, is a section of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Northeast Philadelphia Airport is a public airport just north of the intersection of Grant Avenue and Ashton Road in Northeast Philadelphia.
The Northeastern United States, or simply the Northeast, is a geographical region of the United States bounded to the north by Canada, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Southern United States, and to the west by the Midwestern United States.
Northern Liberties is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Northwest Philadelphia is a section of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Oakland Athletics (often abbreviated to Oakland A′s) are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California.
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Old City is a neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia, in the area near the Delaware River where William Penn and the Quakers first settled.
Olney is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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Opera Philadelphia (prior to 2013 Opera Company of Philadelphia (OCP)) is an American opera company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is the city's only company producing grand opera.
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The original jurisdiction of a court is the power to hear a case for the first time, as opposed to appellate jurisdiction, when a court has the power to review a lower court's decision.
In telecommunications, an overlay numbering plan is the practice of introducing a new area code by assigning it to the same geographic area of an already existing area code.
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In the broadcasting industry, an owned-and-operated station (frequently abbreviated as O&O) usually refers to a television or radio station that is owned by the network with which it is associated.
Ozone (systematically named 1λ1,3λ1-trioxidane and catena-trioxygen), or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula.
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Pacific Islands Americans, also known as Oceanian Americans, are Americans who have ethnic ancestry of indigenous inhabitants of Oceania.
Palmyra is a borough in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.
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Atmospheric particulate matter – also known as particulate matter (PM) or particulates – is microscopic solid or liquid matter suspended in the Earth's atmosphere.
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Pat's King of Steaks (also known as Pat's Steaks) is a Philadelphia restaurant specializing in cheesesteaks, and located at the intersection of South 9th Street, Wharton Street and East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia, directly across the street from rival Geno's Steaks.
The PATCO Speedline, also known colloquially as the PATCO High Speed Line, Lindenwold High Speed Line, or PATCO, is a rapid transit system operated by the Port Authority Transit Corporation, which runs between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden County, New Jersey.
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PECO, formerly the Philadelphia Electric Company, is an energy company founded in 1881 and incorporated in 1929.
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Peirce College is a private, non-profit 4 year college located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a focus on non-traditional college students.
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The Penn Relays (also Penn Relays Carnival) is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895 by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Pennsport is a neighborhood in the South Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a U.S. state located in the North and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and the Great Lakes region.
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a museum and art school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Ballet is a ballet company in the United States.
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The Pennsylvania Convention Center is a multi-use public facility in the Market East section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, designed to accommodate conventions, exhibitions, conferences and other events.
The Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania (the state court system of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania).
The Pennsylvania Dutch (Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch) are a cultural group formed by early German-speaking immigrants to Pennsylvania and their descendants.
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Pennsylvania Hospital is a private, non-profit, 534-bed teaching hospital located in Center City Philadelphia and affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is an independent government agency that manages the beverage alcohol industry in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846.
Pennsylvania Route 309 (PA 309) is a major highway which runs for 134 miles (216 km) through Pennsylvania in the United States.
Pennsylvania Route 63 (PA 63) is a state highway located in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.
Pennsylvania Route 73 (PA 73) is a long east–west state highway in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is a standardized test administered to public schools in the state of Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a toll highway operated by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
The 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, covering eastern Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania's first congressional district includes primarily central and South Philadelphia, the City of Chester, the Philadelphia International Airport, and other small sections of Delaware County.
Pennsylvania's second district includes predominantly African American sections of the city of Philadelphia--West Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, and Northwest Philadelphia--in addition to parts of South Philadelphia, Center City, and western suburbs such as Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County.
Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district serves Bucks County, along with portions of Montgomery County, in Pennsylvania.
Pennypack Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.
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The Pep Boys: Manny, Moe & Jack, (branded and commonly abbreviated as Pep Boys) is a full-service and tire automotive aftermarket chain.
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The term percent for art refers to a program, often a city ordinance, where a fee, usually some percentage of the project cost, is placed on large scale development projects in order to fund and install public art.
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The Perelman School of Medicine, commonly known as Penn Med, is the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania.
Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance bus carrier headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Peter Stuyvesant (c.1612–1672), known as Peitrus, served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664, after which it was renamed New York.
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The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C., that provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.
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Philadelphia (usually called "Philadelphia magazine" and often incorrectly written as "Philadelphia Magazine or referred to by the nickname "Phillymag") is a regional monthly magazine published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the Lipson family of Philadelphia and its company, Metrocorp.
The Philadelphia 76ers (also commonly known as the Sixers) are an American professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike, first used in 1795, is the first long-distance paved road built in the United States, according to engineered plans and specifications.
The Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia (also known as the Philadelphia Athletics) was a prominent National Association, and later National League, professional baseball team that played in the second half of the 19th century.
The Big 5 is an informal association of college athletic programs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale is a boys' choir and men's chorale based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, currently under the direction of Jeffery R. Smith.
The Philadelphia campaign (1777–1778) was a British initiative in the American Revolutionary War to gain control of Philadelphia, which was then the seat of the Second Continental Congress.
The Philadelphia City Council, the legislative body of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, consists of ten members elected by district and seven members elected at-large.
Philadelphia City Hall, located at 1 Penn Square, is the seat of government for the city of Philadelphia, in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia City Paper is an alternative weekly newspaper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) is a private, non-profit graduate college, with a main campus located on 17 acres in Philadelphia, in the US state Pennsylvania, and an additional campus located on 20 acres in Suwanee, Georgia.
Philadelphia County is a county located in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Daily News is a tabloid newspaper that serves Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Philadelphia Fight are a semi professional rugby league team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
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The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the nation's largest municipally owned natural gas utility.
Philadelphia Gay News (PGN) is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newspaper in the Philadelphia area.
The Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal is the primary intercity bus station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent at 15 South 7th Street between Market and Ranstead Streets in Center City, Philadelphia was founded in 1938 to be Philadelphia's city history museum.
The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) is a municipal authority providing Public housing services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia International Airport, often referred to just by its IATA code PHL, is a major airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, and is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley region and in the state.
The Philadelphia International Championship is an annual bicycle race held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Main Line is an unofficial historical and socio-cultural region of suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, along the former Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which runs northwest from downtown Philadelphia parallel to Lancaster Avenue (US Route 30).
The Philadelphia Marathon (aka the Philadelphia Independence Marathon), founded in 1954, is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the third Sunday of November each year.
The Philadelphia mayoral election, 2003 was a contest between Democratic incumbent John F. Street and Republican businessman Sam Katz.
Philadelphia Media Holdings LLC was an American holding company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Metro is a free daily newspaper in Philadelphia which began publishing on January 24, 2000.
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The Philadelphia Municipal Court handles matters of limited jurisdiction as well as landlord-tenant disputes, appeals from traffic court, preliminary hearings for felony-level offenses, and misdemeanor criminal trials.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest art museums in the United States.
The Philadelphia Nativist Riots (also known as the Philadelphia Prayer Riots, the Bible Riots and the Native American Riots) were a series of riots that took place between May 6 and 8 and July 6 and 7, 1844, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and the adjacent districts of Kensington and Southwark.
The Philadelphia Orchestra is an American symphony orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) was created by a Philadelphia City Council ordinance adopted on January 11, 1950, as authorized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Parking Authority Law (Act of June 5, 1947, 53 P.S. § 341 et. seq.). The Parking Authority.
The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Register of Historic Places (PRHP) is a register of historic places by the Philadelphia Historical Commission.
The Philadelphia Sketch Club, founded on November 20, 1860, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of America’s oldest artists' clubs.
The Philadelphia Soul are a professional arena football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Philadelphia (or Philly) soul, sometimes called the Philadelphia sound or Sweet Philly, is a genre of soul music characterized by funk influences and lush instrumental arrangements, often featuring sweeping strings and piercing horns.
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The Philadelphia Spinners are a professional ultimate team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX), now known as NASDAQ OMX PHLX, is the oldest stock exchange in the United States, founded in 1790.
The Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) is LORT C theater company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Tribune is an African-American newspaper, headquartered at 520 South 16th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Union is an American professional soccer team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area which competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) in the Eastern Conference of the league.
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Philadelphia University (PhilaU), founded in 1884, is a private university in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
The Philadelphia Water Department (recently rebranded as Philadelphia Water) provides integrated potable water, wastewater, and stormwater services for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and some communities in Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties.
Philadelphia Weekly (PW), is an alternative newspaper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, published every Wednesday.
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The Philadelphia Zoo, located in the Centennial District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the west bank of the Schuylkill River, was the first zoo in the United States.
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Philco, (founded as Helios Electric Company, renamed Philadelphia Storage Battery Company) was a pioneer in battery, radio, and television production.
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The Piedmont is a plateau region located in the eastern United States between the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the main Appalachian Mountains, stretching from New Jersey in the north to central Alabama in the south.
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a population of 305,842 and the county seat of Allegheny County.
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Polish Americans are Americans who are of total or partial Polish descent.
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A political machine is a political organization in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters and businesses (usually campaign workers), who receive rewards for their efforts.
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A population pyramid, also called an age pyramid or age picture diagram, is a graphical illustration that shows the distribution of various age groups in a population (typically that of a country or region of the world), which forms the shape of a pyramid when the population is growing.
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The Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) is the main gateway for interstate buses into Manhattan in New York City.
Port Richmond, also referred to as simply Richmond (and abbreviated as RMD), is a neighborhood in the River Wards section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
PPL Park is an American soccer-specific stadium located in Chester, Pennsylvania, that is home to the Philadelphia Union, a Major League Soccer club.
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The Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) is the oldest continuous denominational historical society in the United States.
Preston & Steve show is a morning radio, comedy and variety broadcast on Philadelphia Active Rock station 93.3 FM WMMR featuring DJs Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison.
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A pretzel (Brezel or Breze) is a type of baked bread product made from dough most commonly shaped into a twisty knot.
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Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933.
Protestantism is a form of Christian faith and practice which originated with the Protestant Reformation, a movement against what its followers considered to be errors in the Roman Catholic Church.
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The word prothonotary is recorded in English since 1447, as "principal clerk of a court," from L.L. prothonotarius (c. 400), from Greek protonotarios "first scribe," originally the chief of the college of recorders of the court of the Byzantine Empire, from Greek πρῶτος protos "first" + Latin notarius ("notary"); the -h- appeared in Medieval Latin.
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The Province of Pennsylvania, also known as the Pennsylvania Colony, was founded in English North America by William Penn on March 4, 1681 as dictated in a royal charter granted by King Charles II.
The PSFS Building, now known as the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, is a skyscraper in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Public art is art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all.
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Public broadcasting includes radio, television and other electronic media outlets whose primary mission is public service.
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Public-access television is traditionally a form of non-commercial mass media where the general public can create content television programming which is narrowcast through cable TV specialty channels.
A Puerto Rican American (puertorriqueño-americano, puertorriqueño-estadounidense), or Stateside Puerto Rican, is a seldom used term for a resident of the United States who was "born in Puerto Rico or who traces their family ancestry to Puerto Rico." Puerto Ricans, either born in the island or in the states, are American citizens.
The Quakers (or Religious Society of Friends) is a Christian movement which professes the priesthood of all believers, a doctrine it derives from.
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Rufus Seth Williams (born January 2, 1967) is the 24th and incumbent District Attorney of the city of Philadelphia.
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Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are of Hispanic or Latino origin (the only categories for ethnicity).
Rail transportation in the United States today consists primarily of freight shipments.
The Reading Company (pronounced Redding; logotyped as Reading Lines), usually called the Reading Railroad operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
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The Reading Terminal is a complex of buildings and former railroad station located in the Market East section of Center City in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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Reading Terminal Market is an enclosed public market found at 12th and Arch Streets in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Red Summer refers to the race riots that occurred in more than three dozen cities in the United States during the summer and early autumn of 1919.
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The Republican National Convention (RNC) is the presidential nominating convention of the Republican Party of the United States.
The Republican Party, commonly referred to as GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
Rittenhouse Square is one of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn and his surveyor Thomas Holme during the late 17th century in central Philadelphia.
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Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.
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The 72 stone steps before the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have become known as the "Rocky Steps" as a result of their appearance in the triple-Oscar-winning film Rocky and four of its sequels, Rocky II, III, V and Rocky Balboa, in which the eponymous character runs up the steps to the song "Gonna Fly Now".
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The Rodin Museum is a museum located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which contains the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin's works outside Paris.
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Rohm and Haas Company is a manufacturer of speciality chemicals for end use markets such as building and construction, electronic devices, packaging, household and personal care products.
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Ronald D. Castille (born March 16, 1944) served on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1994 to 2014, and was Chief Justice from 2008 to 2014.
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Roosevelt Boulevard, officially named the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Boulevard and often referred to, chiefly by Philadelphian locals, simply as "the Boulevard," is a major traffic artery through North and Northeast Philadelphia.
Rowing at the Summer Olympics has been part of the competition since its debut in the 1900 Summer Olympics.
Russian (ру́сский язы́к, russkiy yazyk, pronounced) is an East Slavic language and an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.
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Saint Joseph's University (also referred to as SJU or St. Joe's) is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic Jesuit university located in the Overbrook neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, and the Lower Merion Township on the historic Pennsylvania Main Line.
Sam Katz (born December 28, 1949) is an American politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Samuel Sloan (March 7, 1815 – July 19, 1884) was a Philadelphia-based architect and best-selling author of architecture books in the mid-19th century.
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States.
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A school district is a form of special-purpose district which serves to operate local public primary and secondary schools.
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The School District of Philadelphia is the school district that includes all public schools in Philadelphia.
Jesse B. Weaver, Jr. (born June 22, 1962), better known by the stage name Schoolly D (sometimes spelled Schooly D), is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Schuylkill Expressway, locally known as "the Schuylkill", is a 4 to 8 lane freeway through southwestern Montgomery County and the city of Philadelphia, and the easternmost segment of Interstate 76 in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
The Schuylkill Navy is an association of amateur rowing clubs of Philadelphia.
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The Schuylkill River (locally) is a river in Pennsylvania that William Penn chose in 1682 as one bank of the confluence upon which he founded the planned city of Philadelphia on lands purchased from the native Delaware nation.
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The Schuylkill Valley Metro (SVM) was a proposal for a 62-mile railway system that would link Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the city of Reading, Pennsylvania in central Berks County, using the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Line and Cynwyd Line, plus two Norfolk Southern Railway freight-only lines.
Scrapple, also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name panhaas or "pan rabbit," is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and wheat flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices.
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Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions.
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Sea level is generally used to refer to mean sea level (MSL), an average level for the surface of one or more of Earth's oceans from which heights such as elevations may be measured.
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The Second Bank of the United States, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was the second federally authorized Hamiltonian National Bank in the United States during its 20-year charter from February 1816 to January 1836.
The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the summer of 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun.
Second Empire is an architectural style, most popular between 1865 and 1880, and so named for the architectural elements in vogue during the era of the Second French Empire.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a metropolitan and regional transportation agency and authority that operates various forms of public transit—bus, subway and elevated rail, commuter rail, light rail and electric trolleybus—that serves 3.9 million people in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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The SEPTA Regional Rail system consists of commuter rail service on 13 branches to more than 150 active stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and its suburbs.
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SEPTA's Trolley Route 15, the Girard Avenue Line is a trolley line, operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), along Girard Avenue through North and West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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Shackamaxon or Shakamaxon was a historic meeting place along the Delaware River used by the Lenni Lenape (Delaware) Indians in North America.
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Sirius Satellite Radio is a satellite radio (SDARS) service operating in North America, owned by Sirius XM Holdings.
A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building of over 40 floors, mostly designed for office, commercial and residential uses.
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Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881June 21, 1940) was a United States Marine Corps major general, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.
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Soccer-specific stadium is a term used mainly in the United States and Canada, to refer to a sports stadium either purpose-built or fundamentally redesigned for soccer and whose primary function is to host soccer matches, as opposed to a multipurpose stadium which is for a variety of sports.
Society Hill is a neighborhood in the Center City section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Soft rock or light rock is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock music (often combined with elements from folk rock) to compose a softer, more toned-down sound.
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South Jersey comprises the southern portions of the U.S. state of New Jersey between the lower Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean.
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South Philadelphia, nicknamed South Philly, is the section of Philadelphia bounded by South Street to the north, the Delaware River to the east and south, and the Schuylkill River to the west.
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The Southern United States—commonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South—is a region of the United States of America.
Southwest Philadelphia (formerly Kingsessing Township) is a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Spanish (español), also called Castilian, is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native-speakers.
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A spire is a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building, particularly a church tower.
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State schools (also known as public schools, though not in EnglandIn England, some independent schools for 13-18 year-olds are known for historical reasons as 'public schools'.) generally refer to primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part by taxation.
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A state-owned enterprise (SOE) otherwise known as a: state-owned company, state-owned entity, state enterprise, publicly owned corporation, government business enterprise, crown corporation, government-owned corporation, commercial government agency, public sector undertaking, or parastatal is a legal entity that undertakes commercial activities on behalf of an owner government.
Stormwater is water that originates during precipitation events and snow/ice melt.
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The Stotesbury Cup Regatta, sponsored by the Schuylkill Navy, is the world's oldest and one of the largest high school rowing competitions.
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A submarine sandwich, also known as a sub, wedge, hoagie, gyro, grinder, baguette, or one of the many regional naming variations, is a type of sandwich that consists of a long roll of bread split widthwise into two pieces, and filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, vegetables, seasonings, and sauces.
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Suburban Station is an underground, art deco, commuter rail station in the Penn Center district of Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Sunoco Inc. is an American petroleum and petrochemical manufacturer headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, formerly known as Sun Company Inc. (1886–1920 and 1976–1998) and Sun Oil Co. (1920–1976).
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The Superior Court of Pennsylvania is one of two Pennsylvania intermediate appellate courts, the other being the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the highest court in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Susquehannock people, also called the Conestoga (by the English) were Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans who lived in areas adjacent to the Susquehanna River and its tributaries from its upper reaches in the southern part of what is now New York (and the lands of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy), through East-central and central Pennsylvania (West of the Poconos and the Delaware nations), with lands extending beyond the mouth of the Susquehanna in Maryland along the west bank of the Potomac at the north end of the Chesapeake Bay.
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Tacony is a historic neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, about from downtown ("Center City") Philadelphia.
The Tacony–Palmyra Bridge is a combination steel arch, double-leaf bascule bridge across the Delaware River, connecting New Jersey Route 73 in Palmyra, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Route 73 in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.
Tamanend or Tammany or Tammamend, the "affable", (c. 1625–c. 1701) was a chief of one of the clans that made up the Lenni-Lenape nation in the Delaware Valley at the time Philadelphia was established.
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Tastykake is the brandname for a line of snack foods manufactured by the Tasty Baking Company, currently headquartered at the Philadelphia Naval Business Center (formerly the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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A tavern is a place of business where people gather to drink alcoholic beverages and be served food, and in most cases, where travelers receive lodging.
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Tel Aviv (תל־אביב, تل أبيب) or Tel Aviv-Yafo (תל אביב-יפו) is the second most populous city in Israel after Jerusalem.
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Telemundo is an American Spanish language broadcast television network that is owned by the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal.
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A telephone numbering plan is a type of numbering scheme used in telecommunication to assign telephone numbers to subscriber telephones or other telephony endpoints.
Temple University, commonly referred to as Temple, is a comprehensive public research university (formerly private) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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The Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), located on the Health Science Campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, is one of 7 schools of medicine in Pennsylvania conferring the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree.
A terraced or terrace house (UK) or townhouse (US) is a term in architecture and city planning referring to a style of medium-density housing that originated in Europe in the 16th century, where a row of identical or mirror-image houses share side walls.
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Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, at 301 Pine Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, preserves the home of Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Kościuszko.
The CW Television Network (most commonly referred to as The CW) is an American broadcast television network that is operated by The CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of the United Paramount Network (UPN), and the Warner Bros. Entertainment subsidiary of Time Warner, former majority owner of The WB Television Network.
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The Daily Pennsylvanian (The DP) is the independent daily student newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Goats were an American alternative hip hop trio from Philadelphia.
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The Jewish Exponent brand consists of a weekly community newspaper, a website, and a quarterly magazine.
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The McClatchy Company is a publicly traded American publishing company based in Sacramento, California.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is a morning daily newspaper that serves the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, metropolitan area of the United States.
The Plastic Club is an art organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College was founded in 1974 as America's first private college to offer career training in fine dining and the luxury hospitality industry.
The Roots are an American hip hop/neo soul band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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The Temple News (TTN) is the editorially independent weekly newspaper of Temple University.
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The Triangle is the independent student newspaper of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Thomas Holme (1624–1695) was the first Surveyor General of Pennsylvania to actually serve, in which capacity he laid out the original plan for the city of Philadelphia.
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Thomas Jefferson University is a private health sciences university in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States.
Thomas Ustick Walter (September 4, 1804 – October 30, 1887) was an American architect, the dean of American architecture between the 1820 death of Benjamin Latrobe and the emergence of H.H. Richardson in the 1870s.
Tianjin (Tianjinese:; Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is a metropolis in coastal northeastern China and one of the five national central cities of the People's Republic of China, with a total municipal population of 15,200,000.
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Tinicum Township, more popularly known as "Tinicum Island" or "The Island", is a census-designated place and township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Toruń (Thorn) is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River.
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The Trailways Transportation System is a US-based network of approximately 70 independent bus companies that have entered into a brand licensing agreement.
A tram (also known as tramcar; and in North America known as streetcar, trolley or trolley car), is a rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets (called street running), and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.
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A trial court is a court in which trials take place.
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Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal and social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
There are 12 U.S. cities with teams from four major sports, where "city" is defined as the entire metropolitan area, and "major professional sports leagues" as.
U.S. Route 1 (US 1) is a major north–south U.S. Highway, extending from the Florida Keys in the south to the Canadian border in the north.
In the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, U.S. Route 30 (US 30) runs east–west across the southern part of the state, passing through Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on its way from the West Virginia state line east to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge over the Delaware River into New Jersey.
U.S. Route 322 (US 322) is a long, east–west United States Highway, traversing Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
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A state of the United States of America is one of the 50 constituent political entities that shares its sovereignty with the United States federal government.
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).
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UniMás (stylized as UniMÁS) is an American Spanish-language broadcast television network that is owned by Univision Communications.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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The United States Capitol, often called Capitol Hill, is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.
The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (in case citations, 3d Cir.) is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts for the following districts.
The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Continental Congress meeting at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
The United States Department of State (DoS), often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries.
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (in case citations, E.D. Pa.) is one of the original 13 federal judiciary districts created by the Judiciary Act of 1789.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces.
The United States presidential election of 1856 was the 18th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 4, 1856.
The United States presidential election of 1932 was the 37th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1932.
The United States presidential election of 1936 was the 38th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1936.
The United States presidential election of 1960 was the 44th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960.
The United States presidential election of 1964 was the 45th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 1968 was the 46th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1968.
The United States presidential election of 1972 was the 47th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 1972.
The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976.
The United States presidential election of 1980 was the 49th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 1984 was the 50th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 1988 was the 51st quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 1992 was the 52nd quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 1996 was the 53rd quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 2000 was the 54th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 2004 was the 55th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 2008 was the 56th quadrennial presidential election.
The United States presidential election of 2012 was the 57th quadrennial presidential election.
The Democratic primary for the 2010 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania took place on May 18, 2010, when Congressman Joe Sestak defeated incumbent Arlen Specter, which led to the end of Specter's five-term Senatorial career.
United Way of America (formally named United Way Worldwide) based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a nonprofit organization that works with more than 1,200 local United Way offices throughout the country in a coalition of charitable organizations to pool efforts in fundraising and support.
University City is the easternmost part of West Philadelphia.
The University of Georgia, founded in 1785, and commonly referred to as UGA or simply Georgia, is an American land-grant and sea grant research university.
The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League, research university located in Philadelphia.
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology — commonly called Penn Museum — is an archaeology and anthropology museum that is part of the University of Pennsylvania.
The University of the Arts (UArts) is a university of visual and performing arts based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The University of the Sciences (USciences), officially known as the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, is a university in the Spruce Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Univision is an American Spanish language broadcast television network whose network's programming is aimed at Hispanic Americans and is owned by Univision Communications.
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Upper Darby Township (often shortened to simply Upper Darby) is a home rule township bordering West Philadelphia in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Urban adult contemporary is the name for a format of radio music, similar to an urban contemporary format.
Urban contemporary is a music radio format.
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Urban Outfitters, Inc. is an American multinational clothing corporation headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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An urban park/metropolitan park, also known as a municipal park (North America) or a public park, public open space or municipal gardens (United Kingdom), is a park in cities and other incorporated places to offer recreation and green space to residents of, and visitors to, the municipality.
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Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the use of land, protection and use of the environment, public welfare, and the design of the urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.
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US Airways is a major American airline brand owned and operated by American Airlines Group.
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Vietnamese (tiếng Việt) is an Austroasiatic language that originated in the north of Vietnam and is the national and official language of the country.
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Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the United States.
A violent crime or crime of violence is a crime in which an offender uses or threatens force upon a victim.
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Voorhees Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.
Walk Score is a private company that provides walkability services and apartment search tools through a website and mobile applications.
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The Walnut Street Theatre at 825 Walnut Street on the corner of S. 9th Street in the Washington Square West neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is said to be the oldest continuously operating theatre in the English-speaking world and the oldest in the United States.
The Walt Whitman Bridge is a green-colored single-level suspension bridge spanning the Delaware River from Philadelphia to Gloucester City, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.
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The Washington Grays of Philadelphia (also known as Volunteer Corps of Light Infantry, Light Artillery Corps, Washington Grays, Artillery Corps, Washington Grays) was a volunteer regiment which functioned during peace and war.
Washington Square, originally designated in 1682 as Southeast Square, is a open-space park in Center City Philadelphia's southeast quadrant and one of the five original planned squares laid out on the city grid by William Penn's surveyor, Thomas Holme.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.
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Wastewater, also written as waste water, is any water that has been adversely affected in quality by anthropogenic influence.
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WBEB (101.1 FM, "More FM") is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Contemporary format.
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WCAU, channel 10, is an NBC owned-and-operated television station, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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WDAS-FM is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station that features R&B and Classic Soul, and is licensed to the city of Philadelphia.
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The Wells Fargo Center (Spectrum II (prior to construction), formerly the CoreStates Center, First Union Center and Wachovia Center, and known as The Center for 76ers games) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
West Deptford Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States.
West Philadelphia, nicknamed West Philly, is a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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WFIL is a radio station and a former television station serving the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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WFPA-CD, UHF digital channel 28, is a UniMás owned-and-operated television station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (also known as the Wharton School, the Wharton School of Business, or simply Wharton) is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League university located in Philadelphia.
White Americans are people of the United States who are considered or reported as White.
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White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) is an informal, sometimes disparaging term for a group of high-status and influential White Americans of English Protestant ancestry.
In the United States, a White Hispanic is an American citizen or resident who is racially white (i.e., of primarily European descent) and of Hispanic descent.
WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; "91 FM") is the flagship National Public Radio station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley.
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WHYY-TV, VHF digital channel 12, is the primary PBS member television station serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States that is licensed to Wilmington, Delaware.
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Wi-Fi (or WiFi) is a local area wireless computer networking technology that allows electronic devices to network, mainly using the UHF and SHF ISM radio bands.
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William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company (also known as William Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Building Company) of Philadelphia was founded in 1830 by William Cramp, and was the preeminent U.S. iron shipbuilder of the late 19th century.
William Labov (born December 4, 1927) is an American linguist, widely regarded as the founder of the discipline of variationist sociolinguistics.
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William Edmond Lescaze (27 March 1896 – 9 February 1969) was a Swiss-born American architect, and is one of the pioneers of modernism in American architecture.
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William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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William Strickland (November 1788 – April 6, 1854), was a noted architect in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Nashville, Tennessee.
The Wilma Theater is a non-profit theater company located at 265 S. Broad Street at the corner of Spruce Street in the Avenue of the Arts area of Center City, Philadelphia.
Wilson Brothers & Company was a prominent Victorian-era architecture and engineering firm established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that was especially noted for its structural expertise.
Wilson Eyre, Jr. (October 30, 1858 - Oct. 23, 1944) was an American architect, teacher and writer who practiced in the Philadelphia area.
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WIP-FM (94.1 FM) — branded Sports Radio 94 WIP — is a commercial sports radio station licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania serving the Delaware Valley area.
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Wissahickon Creek is a tributary of the Schuylkill River in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, Pennsylvania in the United States.
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WLVT-TV, UHF digital channel 39, is a PBS member television station located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States.
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WMMR (93.3 FM) – branded 93.3 WMMR – is a commercial active rock radio station licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving the Delaware Valley.
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The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress.
A World Heritage Site is a place (such as a building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, or mountain) that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as being of special cultural or physical significance.
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A world's fair, world fair, world exposition or universal exposition (sometimes expo or Expo for short) is a large public exhibition.
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WPHI-FM, "Boom 107.9", is a radio station owned by Radio One, that airs a classic hip-hop format.
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WPHL-TV, channel 17, is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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WPHT is a CBS Radio station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, broadcasting on 1210 kHz.
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WPSG, channel 57, is a CW owned-and-operated television station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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WPVI-TV, channel 6, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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WRNB is an urban oldies station broadcasting at 100.3 FM.
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WRTI (90.1 FM) is a public radio station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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WTEL is a Philadelphia radio station with an all-sports format.
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WTXF-TV, channel 29, is a Fox owned-and-operated television station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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WUSL, better known to the listeners as "POWER 99FM", is a mainstream urban radio station, owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and licensed to Philadelphia.
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WUVP-DT, virtual channel 65 (UHF digital channel 29), is a Univision owned-and-operated television station serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States that is licensed to Vineland, New Jersey.
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WWSI, channel 62, is a Telemundo-owned television station licensed to Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA and serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania television market.
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WXPN (88.5 FM) is a non-commercial, public FM radio station licensed to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that broadcasts an adult album alternative (AAA) radio format, along with many other format shows.
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WYBE, UHF digital channel 35, is a non-commercial educational independent television station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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WZMP (96.5 FM, "96-5 AMP Radio") is a Philadelphia radio station owned by CBS Radio that airs a CHR format.
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During the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia, 5000 or more people were listed in the official register of deaths between August 1 and November 9.
A yuppie (short for "young urban professional" or "young upwardly-mobile professional") is defined by one source as being "a young college-educated adult who has a job that pays a lot of money and who lives and works in or near a large city".
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The 1835 Philadelphia general strike took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 1948 NFL season was the 29th regular season of the National Football League.
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The 1949 NFL season was the 30th regular season of the National Football League.
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The 1960 NFL season was the 41st regular season of the National Football League.
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The 1966–67 NBA Season was the 21st season of the National Basketball Association.
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The 1973–74 NHL season was the 57th season of the National Hockey League.
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The 1974–75 NHL season was the 58th season of the National Hockey League.
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The 1980 World Series matched the Philadelphia Phillies against the Kansas City Royals, with the Phillies winning in six games to capture the first of two World Series titles in franchise history to date.
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The 1982–83 NBA season was the 37th season of the National Basketball Association.
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The 1983 NBA Finals, also known as Showdown '83, was the championship round of the 1982–83 NBA season.
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The 1994 North American cold wave occurred in the northern United States and southern Canada on January 18, 1994.
The 2008 Arena Football League season was the twenty-second season of the Arena Football League and final season before the 2009 cancellation.
The 2008 World Series was the 104th World Series between the American and National Leagues for the championship of Major League Baseball.
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The 2010 United States Census, known as "Census 2010", is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.
The 30th Street Station is the main railroad station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and one of the seven stations in Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) Center City fare zone.
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The 40th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 40 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.
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