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Philadelphia Life: Illegal guns are a way of life in some neighborhoods

Obtaining a pistol can be as easy as walking up to a corner and asking for one.

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Philadelphia Life: The Golden Block fights to revitalize in the face of urban ills

Amanda Plasencia report's from Philadelphia's "El Bloque de Oro" a Latino community that faces stiff economic pressures and battles the ills of drug addiction and high levels of crime.

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Philadelphia Life: Walnut Street Theatre “getting better with age”

The oldest theater in the country has the largest subscription base.

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Philadelphia Life: Veterans court gives a second chance to vets

The court offers treatments that cater to troubled veterans.

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Philadelphia Life: In memory of lost loved ones, women band together to fight crime

Mothers in Charge are fighting to reduce crime and mentor young criminals.

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Philadelphia Life: Black artists say they face racial barriers

Black artists in Philadelphia say they've had to overcome racial barriers to succeed.

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Philadelphia Life: Despite population increase, some Amish choose to leave

Some Amish choose to leave their communities for life in the outside world.

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Philadelphia Life: Homeless and hungry, hundreds turn to outreach groups for help

Philadelphia homeless shelters and advocacy groups are feeling the strain of a reeling economy, serving more people with fewer resources.

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Philadelphia Life: Underground music scene thrives

PHILADELPHIA – Winter coats, gloves, and wool scarves are atypical rock concert attire, but Saturday night’s audience at The Ox, […]

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The Border Project: Detained

The Department of Homeland Security held more than 380,000 immigrants in custody at 350 facilities nationwide in 2009 alone.