(Left) A reporter waits backstage at the Wells Fargo Center. (Center) Vincent Evans, a delegate from Florida, watches first lady Michelle Obama give her speech. (Right) Guy Fawkes masks are lined up to be sold at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, just outside the arena. Gabriella Demczuk for NPR hide caption

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Two SEPTA Silverliner V trains, the newest railcars in the SEPTA fleet, wait in a Philadelphia train station in 2014. All Silverliner V cars have been pulled from service for repairs to significant structural problems. Gregory Adams/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, which derailed May 13, 2015, in north Philadelphia. Eight people were killed and hundreds injured in the crash. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The group's tour of Philadelphia's Italian Market includes a stop at Claudio's, a store that sells imported Italian fare. Brad Larrison for NewsWorks hide caption

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Barber Leroy Robinson Jr., one of the participants of the Sharp Insight project, has a shop on Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia. Bastiaan Slabbers/WHYY hide caption

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Turnout And A Trim: Bid To Boost Black Men's Voting Heads To The Barbershop

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Jeff Hebert, who is leading New Orleans' efforts to adapt to rising sea levels, stands at the site of the future Mirabeau Water Garden, a federally funded project designed to absorb water in residential Gentilly. Tegan Wendland/WWNO hide caption

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Adapting To A More Extreme Climate, Coastal Cities Get Creative

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Khadija Sabir of Lovie Lee's Stars of Tomorrow preschool in Philadelphia attends a soda tax rally with three of her charges. The proposed tax promises to pay for universal pre-K, parks and recreation centers. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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Philly Wants To Tax Soda To Raise Money For Schools

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The 74-year-old daughter of the late Philadelphia crime boss Angelo Bruno still lives in the family home. There's "not a lot of encouragement" for people who want the property considered a piece of history. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Clarence Thomas Speaks: Supreme Court Justice Breaks 10-Year Silence

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who led the fourth largest police department in the nation, recently announced he would be retiring from the post. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Philadelphia's Retiring Top Cop: 'I've Never Pretended To Be Perfect'

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Democratic mayoral candidate Jim Kenney benefited from a super PAC that helped him win in the city's Democratic primary election. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Coming To A Mayor's Race Near You: SuperPACs Moving Into Cities

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