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Berks band to represent Pa in DC parade

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Berks band to represent Pa. in DC parade

A Berks County high school's marching band will be part of one of the biggest Independence Day parades in the nation.

Health Beat The birth guy

Health Beat: The birth guy

When you hear "birthing expert" or "doula," you picture a woman, but what would you think if "she" was a "he?"

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Student loan interest rates are going down

Great news: If you have to take out a student loan to pay for college this year, the interest rate will be lower than it was for the last three years.

Luckenbach Mill converted into learning center

Luckenbach Mill converted into learning center

If you've been to Musikfest, you've probably seen the historical Luckenbach Mill but only from the outside.

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College grads are getting nearly all the jobs

Got a college degree? Then it's much more likely that you could land a job in the economic recovery.

Of the 11.6 million jobs created after the Great Recession, 8.4 million went to those with at least a bachelor's degree, according to a new report fro...

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How the typical American family pays for college

You're thrilled your child got into college, but that doesn't mean you're happy about the tuition bill.

Love for life cycling combined for unique fundraiser

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Love for life, cycling combined for unique fundraiser

One local man is doing his part to help fight cancer, and he's doing it in a unique way.

Summitt s death sparks conversation on dangers of dementia

Summitt's death sparks conversation on dangers of dementia

With the passing of legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt people are talking about Alzheimer's disease and dementia but the topic of conversation can be confusing

Health Beat: Too young for a stroke?

If you think you're too young to have a stroke, think again. In the United States, 25 percent of all stroke patients are under 65, and there has been a steep increase in strokes among people in their 30s and 40s. Doctors say these younger patients may be ignoring the stroke risk factors until it's too late.

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Sharapova enrolls in Harvard Business School

She might be serving a two-year doping ban, but tennis star Maria Sharapova won't be twiddling her thumbs during that enforced sabbatical after enrolling for a course at the prestigious Harvard Business School.

The tennis superstar posted a photo of h...

Cannon House Office Building

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Unsafe lead levels found in House office building

Some members of Congress and their staffs are having to drink bottled water around the U.S. Capitol.


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