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House sends $31.5 billion budget to Governor Wolf

State lawmakers are sending the main budget bill to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, hours before Pennsylvania's new fiscal year begins

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Bill Clinton meeting causes headaches for Hillary

A meeting this week between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton is creating headaches for Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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Public vetting of Kaine for Clinton VP begins

Sen. Tim Kaine seems to pop up on every shortlist of potential running mates for Hillary Clinton, but with the increased attention comes increased scrutiny into the Democratic…

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Pentagon ends transgender ban

The Pentagon said Thursday it was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military.

The announcement -- which removes one of the last barriers…

Trump PAC targeting Amish Mennonite voters

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Trump PAC targeting Amish, Mennonite voters

In the months leading up to the presidential election, a political action committee is targeting voters that are often overlooked.

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Biden to join Clinton on the trail in Pennsylvania

Vice President Joe Biden will join Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail next week, following an event with President Barack Obama.

Obama signs Puerto Rico bill

President Obama signs Puerto Rico rescue bill

Puerto Rico is getting a lifeline from Washington, D.C.

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Some 'Mein Kampf' proceeds go to Holocaust survivors

A Boston-based publisher is making sure Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto "Mein Kampf" actually does some good in the world.

Donald Trump and Chris Christie in Florida on March 1.

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Christie being vetted for Trump VP, source says

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- a former Donald Trump rival turned top defender -- is being vetted as a possible running mate for the presumptive Republican nominee, a source…

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Airport cops say they need guns to combat terrorists

Aviation police officers in Chicago are sitting targets for potential terrorists because they don't carry guns and are told to run and hide in the event of an attack, the union…

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Obama library gets an architect

The organization planning President Barack Obama's library has settled upon an architectural team to design the Chicago structure.

 

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The history of the U.S. president

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Today is President's Day! Do you know how many children Jimmy Carter has? What religion did Chester Arthur practice? Find out more information about past and present U.S. presidents here.

Greatest moments in presidential speeches

George W. Bush

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Presidential speeches can be memorable for many reasons: they can capture the nation's mood after a tragedy; they can issue warning; they can be a call to action. This September 11th is the 11th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. Listen to Bush's famous 9/11 speech, as well as many others and see how many lines you recognize from these famous presidential speeches.

Who said it? Memorable quotes from inaugural speeches

John F Kennedy

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Through periods of war, peace, depression or prosperity, Inauguration Day always has stood as a time of hope and new beginnings in the United States. Do you remember who said what? Test your knowledge here!

Elections 101

Vote, election file

Find out more about Election Day right here.

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Bill Clinton’s Lynch meeting causing waves

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What's being called a chance meeting could mean a new headache for democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Airport attack in Turkey fuels political firestorm in U.S.

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The attack on the airport in Istanbul, Turkey is creating a firestorm between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Trump opener mocks Warren with Native American stereotype

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A conservative radio host opening for Donald Trump on Wednesday during a rally picked up on the billionaire's criticism of Sen. Elizabeth Warren by putting his hand over his mouth and mimicking a stereotypical Native American war cry.

Obama: Withdrawing from trade deals is wrong medicine

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President Barack Obama spoke in Ottawa today as part of a North American leaders summit.

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    On this day: June 30

    Abraham Lincoln sets aside Yosemite Valley as public land, "Gone with the Wind" is published, the first Chevy Corvette rolls off the assembly line, and Tonya Harding is stripped of her national championship, all on this day.

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68-year-old man accused of assaulting girl for 2 years

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L. MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

Police said the man began massaging the victim when she was 9 years old.

Boil water advisory lifted in Hamburg

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HAMBURG, Pa.

Some residents of Hamburg no longer need to boil their water.

Fmr. Stroud Area Police officer to serve prison time

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SCRANTON, Pa.

A former Stroud Area Regional Police motorcycle cop who pleaded guilty to selling oxycodone pills will serve six months in federal prison for his role in a drug ring that sold large quantities of heroin, cocaine and oxycodone for years in the Poconos and Montgomery and Berks counties.

Northampton County man accused of stealing 4 handguns from Hellertown home

HELLERTOWN, Pa.

Authorities said one of the guns turned up during gang-related drug investigation.

 
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