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Making a mess of the goalie situation

inquirer.com — The protocol of the NHL postseason requires Steve Mason to stay quiet about the nature of his "upper-body injury." So even before a Flyers' public-relations representative began shooing reporters away from Mason's locker after the team skated at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday morning, Mason peeled off his pads and betrayed nothing about either his condition or the meeting he would soon have with head coach Craig Berube and goaltending coach Jeff Reese.

Phillies beat Dodgers on Brown's double in 10th

Giroux: Flyers will even series on Friday

inquirer.com — Early in the season, captain Claude Giroux predicted the Flyers would make the playoffs when they had a 1-7 record.

Delta's refinery in Trainer loses $41 million in quarter

inquirer.com — Delta Air Lines, which bought the former ConocoPhillips refinery in Trainer, Delaware County, to secure a steady source of discounted jet fuel, said Wednesday the refinery lost $41 million in the first quarter, but is expected to be profitable in the current June quarter.
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Inquirer Editorial: Drug arrests reflect reality

inquirer.com — The American public has so conditioned itself to think of drug abuse as an inner-city problem seen mostly among poor black and brown people that it is jarring when reality paints a very different picture.
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Phillies Notes: Hamels hopes to end string of disturbing debuts

inquirer.com — LOS ANGELES - The beginning of a new season is not often kind to Cole Hamels. There was 2009, when, fresh from a championship, Hamels allowed seven runs to Colorado in fewer than four innings with diminished fastball velocity.

Hitman gets 30-60 years in killing of SEPTA driver

inquirer.com — A Southwest Philadelphia auto mechanic who admitted killing a SEPTA trolley driver on orders of the driver's jilted girlfriend was sentenced Wednesday to 30 to 60 years in prison by a Philadelphia judge.
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Study links mother's obesity to stillbirths

inquirer.com — A Drexel University study suggests that obesity is the single most important characteristic that increases a pregnant woman's chance of having a rare and heartbreaking occurrence - stillbirth.

Rutgers names new chancellor for Camden campus

inquirer.com — Phoebe A. Haddon, the dean of the University of Maryland's law school, will be the next chancellor of Rutgers University's Camden campus, the university announced today.

Mason will rest and recover while Emery excels

inquirer.com — If the man they call Razor wasn't sharp in the net, goalie Steve Mason said, he would be more apt to rush back and return as the Flyers' starter.