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Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revamp

Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve $4 billion in higher taxes and new taxes to help boost school aid.

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House passes Homeland Security funding bill

The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, averting a partial shutdown of the department.

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Netanyahu: Deal will enable Iran nukes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed agreement between world powers and Iran was "a bad deal" that would not stop Tehran from getting nuclear weapons -- but would rather pave its way to getting lots of them and lea...

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Lawyer: Snowden ready to return to United States

Edward Snowden's lawyer says he is ready to come home to the United States.

The former National Security Agency contractor's Russian lawyer said he's ready to leave the country that offered him political asylum in 2013 and return to the United States...

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Clinton had no official email at State

Hillary Clinton did not have a State Department email account while she served as America's top diplomat, a senior state department official said Monday, and instead used a personal email account during her four years on the job.

The New York Times fi...

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Lawmakers representing Berks react to Netanyahu's address

U.S. lawmakers who represent Berks County responded to the address delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint gathering of Congress in Washington on Tuesday.

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Dozens of Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday further strained an already tense relationship with President Barack Obama.

And a number of top Democrats --- including Vice President Joe Biden, whose job de...

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Political party vote could go to Whitehall voters

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12 states that still ban same-sex marriage

What a difference a couple of years makes. A federal judge has struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage, calling it an "unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of its citizens."

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Artist: Lewinsky overshadows Clinton portrait

The painter whose portrait of former President Bill Clinton hangs in the National Portrait Gallery snuck a covert reference to Monica Lewinsky into it.

Nelson Shanks, the celebrity painter, told the Philadelphia Daily News in an interview published S...

AIPAC friendship

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U.S.-Israeli bond still strong at AIPAC

Though U.S.-Israeli relations are under significant strain given the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress, the bond seemed as unshaken as ever at the annual policy conference of the American Israel P...

 

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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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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.

Netanyahu to speak to Congress

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of U.S. Congress Tuesday at the invitation of Speaker John Boehner. Netanyahu is expected to use the speech to criticize ongoing negotiations between six world powers and Iran over sanctions used to curb Iran's nuclear program.

Netanyahu appears before AIPAC

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Monday to talk about his country's national security.

Netanyahu: 'I appreciate Obama's actions'

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is deeply grateful for everything President Obama has done for his country.

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    On this day: March 3

    Alexander Graham Bell is born, ice hockey goes indoors, AT&T is formed, Time magazine debuts, and the beating of Rodney King is caught on tape, all on this day.

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Stroudsburg nursing home raising money for TVs

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STROUDSBURG, Pa.

Pleasant Valley Manor in Stroudsburg has started an on-line campaign to raise money to purchase flat screen TVs for its residents who cannot afford one.

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Charles Chrin Community Center, Palmer Twp., Northampton County

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PALMER TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Officials kicked around ideas Monday night for improvements at the Charles Chrin Community Center.

Bethlehem Township sets new vacation limits for employees

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BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa.

Bethlehem Township Commissioners on Monday set new rules for how much paid time off non-union employees can have.

 
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