{FD} After fiery protests over Antwon Rose shooting, community hopes to heal

Protesters have filled the streets of western Pennsylvania the past two weeks, shutting down thoroughfares, halting rush hour traffic and marching to the front steps of the county courthouse, demanding that the officer who fatally shot Antwon Rose be charged and convicted.

{FD} Casino building boom in Atlantic City promises Jersey Shore revival

Atlantic City, once a gambling mecca of the northeast, fell on hard times. Decaying properties, boarded seashore shops and vacant high-rises became a constant reminder of the city’s collapse. But now, after years of plummeting gambling revenue and a diminishing workforce, the seaside resort is ready for a comeback.

{FD} Philadelphia aims to become first US city to legalize safe injection sites

Medically supervised injection sites could be the answer for curbing the deadliest drug crisis in American history, and with an estimated 1,200 overdose deaths in 2017, Philadelphia is willing to give the unconventional approach a try.

{FD} A newly approved gene therapy cures blindness — but it costs nearly $1M

The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Luxturna is the first gene therapy to treat a specific inherited gene mutation, RPE65– and has been deemed a medical milestone. Yet criticism has stirred over the near $1 million dollar price tag–making it the most expensive medicine sold in the U.S., ranked by the sticker price.