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Laura Benshoff covers the suburbs for WHYY, 91 FM. Originally from Raleigh, N.C., Laura hasn't had a southern accent in years. She moved to Montreal for college before landing in Philadelphia in 2012.

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Delaware County DA agrees to release lifer after reviving old charges to keep him jailed

Gov. Tom Wolf commuted David Sheppard’s sentence on Dec. 4. Even before the order was signed, Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland signaled her intention to keep him locked up.

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Far from home, new wave of immigrant truckers find comfort food along Pa. highways

The number of long-haul truckers in the United States is at an all time high, and the demographics of who is behind the wheel are shifting.

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Pa. task force urges end to public grand jury reports

The seven-member taskforce, appointed in 2017, was “sharply” divided on the issue, according to its own recent report.

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Ahead of DACA hearing, ‘Dreamers’ from Pa. set to rally in D.C.

“I feel a great social responsibility to be here, especially since I have a little cousin who can’t apply.”
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British family claiming mistreatment deported from ICE detention in Pa.

The seven-member family, which includes two young children and a three-month-old infant, grabbed headlines when two members of the family alleged that their border crossing was accidental, and that they worried their baby would fall sick while in federal custody.

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As Pa. compensation programs end, church victims wrestle with the price put on abuse

Some victims have used the program to put their fight with the church behind them. Others scoffed at the price tag put on their trauma. This is the story of two men who came to different conclusions.

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As window for claims closes, Archdiocese of Philadelphia to pay $32M to abuse victims

Statewide, the awards average about $125,000.
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As Trump Admininstration slashes refugee arrivals, a look at who has been resettling in Pa.

“Because when you come to the U.S., there is a law … There is no discrimination if you belong to a different religion.”
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Clergy abuse victims seeking justice find hope in new court decision

“It’s certainly not a substition for statute-of-limitations reform, but it is an opening."
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