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    Pope aids change in U.S.-Cuba policy

    Pope Francis -- the Catholic Church's first Latin American pontiff -- rang in his birthday Wednesday with a major geopolitical wish granted: the end of a half-century of frozen relations between the United States and Cuba.

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Bethlehem to raise taxes by 5.6 percent

Bethlehem City Council 12-11-14
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Bethlehem has a new budget for 2015, and it'll cost taxpayers 5.6 percent more.

Activists urge landowners unify to stop PennEast pipeline construction

HELLERTOWN, Pa.

Activists opposed to the proposed PennEast pipeline strongly urged some Northampton County residents to unify and help stop the project now.

Northampton County community approves budget with no tax increase

Hanover Twp. board of supervisors
HANOVER TWP., Pa.

For the eighth consecutive year Hanover Township, Northampton County, can boast no tax increase.

Three planning commissions discuss 218-home development

UPPER MILFORD TWP., Pa.

How many homes should be built, sold and occupied in a new Lehigh County development before an access road is installed for emergency vehicles?

Stop playing politics with Cedarbrook, says Muller

Lehigh County commissioners

Lehigh County Executive Thomas Muller accuses county commissioners of playing political games with the Cedarbrook nursing homes.

Joseph Hanna announces run for Lehigh County Sheriff

Joe Hanna kicks off campaign

Joseph N. Hanna, recently retired Allentown police chief, announced his candidacy for Lehigh County Sheriff at a reception Monday night in Allentown.

Spending in 2014 campaign for Pa. governor tops $82M

Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett

The record spending in Pennsylvania's 2014 race for governor has now surpassed $82 million.

House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

President Obama's executive actions on immigration are coming under fire on Capitol Hill.

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