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Person in Northampton County tests positive for West Nile Virus

A person in Northampton County has tested positive for West Nile virus, according to Pennsylvania health officials

Most Berks students now back in school

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Most Berks students now back in school

Many children in Berks County returned to school Monday, ant that means buses are back on the road.

Health Beat: Avoiding the pain of hip dislocation

Two-and-a-half million Americans are now living with an artificial hip. Most recover well after surgery, but some patients run the risk of having the new joint dislocate. There are steps to take to prevent the excruciating pain from a "popped" hip.

Pennsylvania can do more to end marijuana arrests Wolf says

Wolf: Pa. can do more to end marijuana arrests

Pennsylvania needs to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession in systematic fashion, and remains guarded about the kind of recreational legalization in place in several western states, the state's governor, Tom Wolf, said Monday.

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Ga. teacher under fire for 'slave game'

It's either a unique teaching tool, or a demeaning take on America's darkest chapter.

Cedar Crest College students to study abroad in Brazil

Cedar Crest College students to study abroad in Brazil

Students from Cedar Crest College will soon be on their way to Brazil.

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Police: Student killed in fight on Cornell campus

One Ithaca College student was killed and another was injured after being stabbed during a "large fight" on the nearby Cornell University campus early Sunday in Ithaca, New York, officials from both schools said.

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Move in day at KU as strike looms

Kutztown University students move in; potential of faculty strike looms

Saturday, at Kutztown University, members of the union that represents thousands of faculty members and coaches at Pennsylvania state schools passed out flyers and fielded questions about current contract negotiations with the state.

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University faculty union to vote on whether to strike

Faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities are scheduled to vote on whether to authorize a strike next month.

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Trigger warnings, safe spaces: School's back in session

If it's been a while since you went to college, or you tend to avoid Internet shouting matches, you may have missed the latest debate roiling higher education in recent years.

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Courts leave transgender rules in limbo as school begins

Students returning to school this fall are likely to face some confusion as school boards struggle with the issue of access to bathrooms for transgender individuals.

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