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Ready, aim, visit: American Revolution Museum at attention

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With muskets polished, flags aloft and one very commanding tent in place, Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution is at the ready. After nearly two decades of planning, the museum that tells the dramatic story of the founding of the United States opens April 19, the anniversary of the shots fired at the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775 that ignited the war. The museum also reveals how a diverse population — including women, Native Americans, and enslaved and…

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Defenseless Lightning continues slump against Philadelphia

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The Tampa Bay Lightning continues to talk about how big the games ahead of them are. And they continue to lose them. The Bolts lost their third straight game – giving up 16 goals in the three – in a 4-2 loss to Philadelphia Saturday afternoon. “It was turnovers and lost battles pretty much all night,” said Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper. “When you’re going to do that, you don’t really have much of a chance of winning. And then, on top of that,…

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Quick goals rescue Lightning against Philadelphia, 4-2

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By the time Lightning fans were finished cheering Wednesday night, it was time to do it again. The Lightning scored two goals in 12 seconds and came from behind to beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2. Tampa Bay trailed 2-1 when Alex Killorn scored with 13:28. A dozen seconds later, Ryan Callahan scored to put the Bolts ahead. Five minutes after that, Nikita Kucherov scored his 10th goal to put the game away. “It was a great play, a great look,”…

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Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy wins his second straight shutout

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The way he is playing, Tampa Bay Lightning backup goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy may never give up a goal again. Vasilevskiy threw his second consecutive shutout Saturday afternoon, leading the Bolts to a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. “In today’s day and age, it’s tough to play somebody 70-plus games,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. You need two of them (goaltenders) to give yourself a chance. We’re in an extremely fortunate situation to have two guys the caliber of Vasy…

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In White House math, certain places offer clues on outcome

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Did Donald Trump succeed in at last winning over college-educated whites uneasy with the billionaire reality TV star? Did he drive a wave of working-class white voters? Did Hillary Clinton rebuild Barack Obama‘s winning coalition – young voters, urban liberals and minorities – while picking off moderate Republicans? Those questions are central to who will win Tuesday’s presidential election, and a handful of locales could provide some early answers on election night. The Associated Press has identified 10 counties seen…

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Donald Trump team says ‘we are behind’ but can still win the race

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Donald Trump‘s campaign bluntly acknowledged Sunday that the real estate mogul is trailing Hillary Clinton as the presidential race hurtles toward a close, but insisted he still has a viable path to win the White House. With barely two weeks left and early voting underway in most of the U.S., Trump’s team said “the race is not over” and pledged to keep campaigning hard — even in states like Virginia and Pennsylvania that polls show are now trending Clinton’s way.…

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Hillary Clinton: Deaths of unarmed blacks ‘unbearable’ and ‘intolerable’

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton decried the two recent police shootings of unarmed black men – and all those that have proceeded it the past two years – as “unbearable” and “intolerable” and vowed to do something about it as president. In a speech she gave in a predominantly black neighborhood in Orlando Wednesday, Clinton also decried the targeting of police officers, including the incident in Philadelphia Saturday in which a gunman targeting police killed a civilian and wounded two…

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