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Kevin McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, in a shocking move that reflected his inability to gather the support of the Republican caucus.

Allentown Council approves anti-pay-to-play law

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With the cloud of a federal investigation still hanging over Allentown City Hall, City Council approved anti-pay-to-play legislation Wednesday night.

Allentown hiring four more police officers

Allentown is hiring four more police officers. 

Pa. House votes down new Wolf plan for income, drilling taxes

Pennsylvania State Capitol building exterior in Harrisburg on a sunny summer day

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Pennsylvania's state budget impasse remains in place after Republicans easily defeated a proposal by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to raise billions in new taxes in the coming years.

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