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Laura Benshoff covers the suburbs for WHYY, 91 FM. Originally from Raleigh, N.C., Laura hasn't had a southern accent in years. She moved to Montreal for college before landing in Philadelphia in 2012.

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Ahead of DACA hearing, ‘Dreamers’ from Pa. set to rally in D.C.

“I feel a great social responsibility to be here, especially since I have a little cousin who can’t apply.”
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

What you need to know about Sean Kratz’s trial in the Bucks County killings

Prosecutors charged Kratz with three counts of first-degree murder, as well as with taking part in efforts to destroy and hide the bodies afterward.
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Prosecutors, defense debate Sean Kratz’s role in brutal 2017 Bucks County murders

Prosecutors: “This was a day of killing. A day of murder."
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Judge: Philadelphia wrongly blocked facility for immigrant minors

After months of litigation, a Philadelphia judge has ruled that a controversial immigrant youth center can open in Philadelphia’s Logan neighborhood.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

British family claiming mistreatment deported from ICE detention in Pa.

The seven-member family, which includes two young children and a three-month-old infant, grabbed headlines when two members of the family alleged that their border crossing was accidental, and that they worried their baby would fall sick while in federal custody.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

As Pa. compensation programs end, church victims wrestle with the price put on abuse

Some victims have used the program to put their fight with the church behind them. Others scoffed at the price tag put on their trauma. This is the story of two men who came to different conclusions.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

As window for claims closes, Archdiocese of Philadelphia to pay $32M to abuse victims

Statewide, the awards average about $125,000.
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

As Trump Admininstration slashes refugee arrivals, a look at who has been resettling in Pa.

“Because when you come to the U.S., there is a law … There is no discrimination if you belong to a different religion.”
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY