Evening News Roundup – January 24th, 2013

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According to a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the city’s  police rape squad has become a model for its work with women’s advocacy groups to provide appropriate care for victims of sex crimes.

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Philadelphia Public Record reports that the PA State Election board has issued a memo citing City Commissioners as being at fault for irregularities in the city’s provisional ballot casting, while failing to acknowledge that the Commission issued repeated invitations to the board to discuss the issue, which it ignored. 

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Two New Jersey men are taking their size issue to a Philadelphia court, reports Christian Post. The two are the latest to initiate legal proceedings against sandwich artist chain Subway for selling “Footlong” sandwiches that fail to measure up. 

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About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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