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In a quivering voice, “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra told the jury that Harvey Weinstein barged into her apartment in the mid-1990s, threw her on a bed and forced himself on her as she tried to fight him off by kicking and punching him.

NEW: @PhillyMayor  is demanding changes, saying the city might consider hosting its own New Year's parade on Broad Street or it might impose conditions on the cost forgiveness the city provides the #Mummers .

#Prohibition100 : Anthony Molinari's grandfather would make his own gin in his South Philly home during Prohibition. He illegally sold his liquor on the side at his business in Center City. Read more on othe #Prohibition100  stories here:

"I will be carrying a SEPTA Key card with zero money on it. I will be loading the money as I need it. I'll be going from mode to mode seeing how easy it is to use," said Leslie Richards.

Philadelphia City Council has been back in session for one day and already has dozens of bills and resolutions before it.

“While I won't be running for re-election, I will be doing everything that I can to help this community and state that I love," said Mike Turzai, who has served as the speaker since 2015.

Among the new ideas introduced was a bill from Councilmember@cindybassphilly  that would ban wearing blackface in public — aimed at Mummers who persist in the practice despite widespread condemnation.

A letter from @PhillyMayor  demands "meaningful changes" to better control and organize participants, and adds the consequences of the poor discipline are not limited to members showing up in blackface.

Jewish officials addressed concerns by community members on Thursday regarding security and overall safety for Jews at South Jersey synagogues.

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@cherrigregg  6/6: William Thompson and Joann Woodson are still campaigning to decorate Waverly with the Medal of Honor. "We are hopeful there will be a change of heart and that the @TheBlackCaucus  will get together and give this man his due — what he deserves #DDay75 . "

THREAD 1/6: There used to be a prevailing myth that no black men participated in #DDay . But a closer look reveals that some black soldiers played a key role, and their stories still remain largely untold. #DDay757  @cherrigregg5 

Senate Bill 14 would address 's case and many other similar matters by capping the length of probation at five years for felonies and three for misdemeanors.

#MichaelCohen : "I'm giving the Committee today copies of a letter I sent at Mr. Trump's direction threatening... schools with civil and criminal actions if Mr. Trump's grades or SAT scores were ever disclosed without his permission." LISTEN LIVE ➡️

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#BREAKING : Florida' @MacDill_AFB  is under lockdown after reports of a #activeshooter  on the base, a U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman said.

Sen. : "I think a lot of people don't realize that you chose to come forward with your concerns about Judge Kavanaugh before he was nominated to the Supreme Court." LISTEN #KavanaughHearingsVE '>L #KavanaughHearingsVE :

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