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Dennis Hastert

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Former US House Speaker Hastert indicted

Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed subject to "cover up past misconduct."

The indictment was unsealed in the District Court of Northern Illinoi...

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Pataki makes long-shot bid for President

George Pataki, the newest addition to the packed Republican White House race, said Thursday the bottom of the pack is the best place to start, as he kicked off his long-shot presidential bid in New Hampshire.

The former three-term New York governor, w...

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Obama announces new EPA protection of waterways

The Obama administration announced a controversial new rule Wednesday that places the Environmental Protection Agency in charge of protecting streams and wetlands.

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Former US House Speaker Hastert indicted

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert has been indicted on federal bank-related charges, The Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.

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Bill Clinton: 'I'm officially Ebola-free'

Former President Bill Clinton said at a United Nations event Thursday that he underwent Ebola screening from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a recent visit to Liberia, but that he was never exposed to the deadly virus.

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Live anthrax sent by military

Four lab workers in the United States and up to 22 overseas have been put in post-exposure treatment after the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples -- some via FedEx -- to locations in nine states, a defense official told CNN.

Twen...

Taylor Swift, 2014 Grammys

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Members of Congress to flock to Taylor Swift concert

There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Berks County native Taylor Swift.

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Gov. Christie calls for end to Common Core in New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling for an end to the Common Core standards in New Jersey, saying that the system isn't working for students in the state.

Taylor Swift, 2014 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

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Congress flocks to Taylor Swift concert

There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Taylor Swift.

Wendy Sherman

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Top State Department official to depart

A top State Department official -- Wendy Sherman -- will depart following the completion of the Iran nuclear talks, a source confirms to CNN. Sherman has been the lead U.S. negotiator with Iran as the Obama administration has pursued a nuclear agreem...

Ron Angle gets enough votes to run for county controller

An outspoken politician from Northampton County is taking another stab at local government.

 

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

Obama preparing for Tuesday debate

Happy birthday, Mr. President! President Barack Obama turned 53 on Monday. Find out five interesting facts about the commander in chief.

The British Monarchy

Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday. Take a look at the family tree of the British monarchy and learn a bit about George's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

The legacy of JFK

JFK side profile

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

JFK was assassinated riding in the motorcade in Dallas, Texas 50 years ago.  Years later his legacy still lives on through his influence on the Peace Corps, the Space Race and in Civil Rights.  Take a look at this interactive to review a timeline of important events, as well as, watch and listen to powerful JFK speeches.

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Pataki: 'I am candidate for president of US'

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Former New York Governor George Pataki announces he is a candidate for president of the United States during a rally in New Hampshire.

Pataki announces candidacy for president

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Former New York governor George Pataki enters the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Who is Rick Santorum?

Rick Santorum who is he

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is betting the voters will give him a do-over.

Nebraska Gov. vetoes death-penalty repeal

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Nebraska lawmakers last week approved a bill that would repeal the death penalty in their state, but GOP Gov. Pete Ricketts on Tuesday followed through on his promise to veto the legislation.

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Tamaqua man charged with defrauding elderly couple

Alfonso Picone
RUSH TWP., Pa.

Police charged a Tamaqua man with swindling an elderly couple out of over $315,000.

Quakertown Community SB to ask districts to join them in PSERS fight

Quakertown School Board
QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

The Quakertown Community School District School Board has decided to formally disseminate to all school districts across the state its intention to create a pension crisis.

Valley planners hear transportation plan

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Details of the Lehigh Valley's Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) were unveiled to members of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) at its monthly meeting Thursday evening.

Goats gobble up invasive plants clogging stormwater basin

SALISBURY TWP., Pa.

Three goats named Winky, Blinky and Nodd soon will be feasting on Japanese knotweed that has taken over a stormwater basin next to the Salisbury Township municipal building, which is along Pike Avenue just south of Allentown.

 
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