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Lower Macungie wins time to do voter redistricting plan

Lower Macungie has been given until early May to come up with a new plan that will determine who will vote where in the township’s 10 voting districts.

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Under Obama, 4 in 10 say race relations are worse

Four in 10 Americans say race relations in the United States have gotten worse under the nation's first black president, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And 50 years after the Bloody Sunday march marked a turning point in the civil rights movement, ...

Ambassador cut arrest

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U.S. Ambassador slashed in South Korea

A man opposed to joint South Korean-U.S. military drills attacked the American ambassador in Seoul, slashing his face and arm as he was about to give a speech Thursday morning.

North Korea quickly called the stabbing a "knife attack of justice" and s...

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Do budget cuts threaten U.S. Air Force superiority?

As U.S. Air Force fighter jets and bombers carry out airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Air Force officials are waging a campaign of their own on Capitol Hill.

The target?

Sequestration cuts expected to take effect in 2016 that, officials say...

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Emails ruffle smooth Clinton campaign waters

Hillary Clinton's biggest challenge to a smooth launch of her 2016 campaign is a familiar one: Herself.

At the very least, the controversy over her exclusive use of personal -- instead of official -- email while Secretary of State threatens to further...

Sen. Casey proposes universal pre-kindergarten

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) wants to provide universal pre-kindergarten to all children across the nation.

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Suspect in Korea attack had troubled history

The suspect behind the knife attack on the American ambassador to South Korea had a long, troubled history and often blamed the U.S. for tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

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Ben Carson sorry for comments on gay people

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for commenting Wednesday that prisoners' changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice, but said that the science is still murky on the issue.

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Hillary Clinton asks State to release emails

Hillary Clinton broke her 48-hour silence over the use of her personal email account while she served as secretary of state with a late-night tweet Wednesday saying she wants "the public to see my email." But her response is unlikely to tamp down the...

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Obamacare on the line at SCOTUS

The future of health care in America is on the table -- and in serious jeopardy -- Wednesday morning in the Supreme Court.

After more than an hour of arguments, the Supreme Court seemed divided in a case concerning what Congress meant in one very spec...

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Dennis Lieb resigns from Easton Planning Commission

"Tired of government hypocrisy," one of Easton Planning commissioners resigned his post Wednesday night.

 

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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

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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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Ferguson residents react to DOJ report

Ferguson backlash

The backlash continues after a Department of Justice report shows pattern of widespread and systematic discrimination against African-Americans.

Carson: 'People go into prison straight, come out gay'

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Ben Carson says homosexuality is a choice because many people "go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay."

How did Israel react to Netanyahu speech?

Netanyahu addresses Congress

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Split reactions from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress Tuesday.

Netanyahu: Deal won't stop Iran from getting bomb

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed deal between world powers and Iran would not stop Tehran getting nuclear weapons.

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    On this day: March 6

    The Alamo falls, the Supreme Court rules in the Dred Scott case, the Oreo cookie and Silly Putty are introduced, Mike Tyson wins in his pro debut, and Eric Clapton enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a third time, all on this day.

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Who says Lower Macungie doesn't have its own police department?

LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

Lower Macungie Township has its own police department — and its name is Pennsylvania State Police.

Lower Macungie wins time to do voter redistricting plan

Lower Macungie Twp. commissioners
LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

Lower Macungie has been given until early May to come up with a new plan that will determine who will vote where in the township’s 10 voting districts.

Lower Macungie improves communication

Lower Macungie Township
LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Lower Macungie Township has implemented an automated notification system that allows township officials to call, text and email residents about anything ranging from weather emergencies to leaf collection.

St. Luke's named one of nation's best hospitals

St. Luke's Hospital

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FOUNTAIN HILL, Pa.

St. Luke’s University Health Network again has been named one of the nation’s 100 top hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a  provider of data-driven  solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

 
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