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  • Israeli airstrikes, Rafah, Gaza Strip

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    Cease-fire fails in 90 minutes

    The latest attempt at a cease-fire in Gaza disintegrated Friday before it ever really took hold amid accusations that Palestinian militants killed two Israeli soldiers and "abducted" one.

    Blaming Hamas and its militant allies for the attack on the so...

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Allentown pet owners had too many dogs, says city

Animals rescued from Allentown fire
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The victims of a fire in Allentown last month won't be able to take all their dogs with them when they return home.

New Route 447 bridge now open in Monroe County

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BARRETT TWP., Pa.

A new bridge carrying Route 447 traffic over Spruce Cabin Run opened Friday in Barrett Township, Monroe County.

No one injured when pick-up's rear wheels take off

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LOWER MOUNT BETHEL TWP., PA.

Have you heard that old expression "drive it until the wheels fall off?"

Pa. senator: Colorado trip included using marijuana

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HARRISBURG, Pa.

A Pennsylvania state senator said he tried some marijuana on his taxpayer-funded trip to Colorado to see how the state's marijuana industry is working.

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Third-party hopefuls abandon bids for Pennsylvania governor

Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett

Both third-party candidates who hoped to compete in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race have given up, leaving Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf to compete one-on-one.

Pa. senator: Colorado trip included using marijuana

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A Pennsylvania state senator said he tried some marijuana on his taxpayer-funded trip to Colorado to see how the state's marijuana industry is working.

Toomey wants faster road, bridge repairs after disasters

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) wants disaster-damaged roads and bridges repaired faster --  by exempting those repair projects from now mandated environmental reviews.

Town meeting sets up tough crowd for Rep. Paul Clymer

Pa. State Sen. Paul Clymer town meeting in Quakertown.

State Rep. Paul Clymer faced a small but cantankerous audience Thursday night when he held a town meeting in Quakertown’s public library.

Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

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Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

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