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High school lacrosse rivals play to save lives

High school lacrosse rivals play to save lives

It's a cold April night and the stands at Emmaus High School are full.

Affordable Care Act premiums could be on the rise

Affordable Care Act premiums could be on the rise

Experts say premiums could skyrocket in the coming year.

Quakertown contemplating facility shakeup

Quakertown contemplating facility shakeup

The Quakertown School District is preparing for major changes, including the possible closure of two schools.

Health Beat: Safe conversations

It's still not great; four out of 10 American couples still wind up getting divorced, but that percentage is starting to drop. Harville Hendrix frequently took relationship advice to The Oprah Winfrey Show years ago, and today, he and his wife are taking relationship education to couples around the world.

Sen Pat Toomey speaks on hospital legislation

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Sen. Pat Toomey speaks on hospital legislation

The nationwide heroin and opioid epidemic has Washington's attention.

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No charges yet in death of Delaware high school student

Authorities in Delaware have not filed charges yet in the death of a 16-year-old girl in a school bathroom fight, Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings said Friday at a news conference.

Ronald Gainer installed as Harrisburg Diocese bishop

Harrisburg bishop hospitalized after not feeling well

The Roman Catholic bishop of Harrisburg is in a hospital after not feeling well.

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Teaching teachers how to teach reading

A lifelong educator and advocate for children, Principal Diane Daprocida of P.S. 94, an elementary school in the Bronx, says she has been waiting for one thing since she started running the school 10 years ago.

Health Beat: Early diagnosis for autism

April is national Autism Awareness Month, and there's good news in the fight to cope with it. An encouraging new study shows that children are being identified younger than ever before, and, as a result, critical therapy begins very early.

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Too poor to pay for college, too rich for financial aid

Gage Marquez's dream is to become the first in his family to go to college, get his degree from the University of California at San Diego, and eventually become a cardiologist.

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Unstereotyped: Meet the white valedictorian of a historically black college

At first glance, Joshua Packwood is the embodiment of white privilege: He's college educated, married, a father of two and he runs a successful hedge fund in Manhattan.

But his life, which began in Kansas City, Missouri, hasn't always been so good.

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