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22 Jul
Free agent James Harden has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Philadelphia 76ers. The contract is valued at $68.6m and will see Harden earn $14.5m less this coming season compared to his previous deal. The 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player will take less salary this season in order to help the team improve elsewhere.
31 Oct 2021
The Black liberation group MOVE was founded in 1972 in the US city of Philadelphia. It combined a wide array of ideologies, including environmentalism, animal rights and an end to capitalism. The group's activities were closely watched by law enforcement, at times leading to armed confrontation. Tensions peaked on May 13, 1985, when the Philadelphia police bombed the MOVE house, killing 11 Black people. Despite two grand jury investigations and a civil suit, no one was ever criminally charged for the bombing. More than 35 years later, FRANCE 24's correspondents returned to Philadelphia to revisit the day the city bombed its own citizens.
3 Nov 2020
The shooting death of a Black man has unleashed two days of looting and violence in the east coast city. Officials said they have ordered an overnight curfew to stop "lawlessness."
29 Oct 2020
US President Donald Trump says Philadelphia was "ransacked by violent mobs of Biden supporters" during his rally in Phoenix. There has been unrest in Philadelphia over the latest police killing of a Black man whose family said suffered from mental health issues.
14 Aug 2019
Adverts by cream cheese maker Philadelphia and car giant Volkswagen will no longer appear on UK television, the agency ruled. But both companies have insisted their adverts did not involve sexist tropes.
11 May 2019
In Philadelphia, recycling efforts go to waste
25 May 2017
The jury that will decide whether to convict or acquit comedian Bill Cosby at his upcoming sexual assault trial in the Philadelphia area is likely to be chosen on Wednesday, even as the defence says prosecutors are trying to exclude black people from the panel.

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