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NH forum offers preview of first GOP debate

Republican presidential candidates vying for their party's nomination hewed to a tight script on Monday during the first field-wide forum of the race, hedging their answers and…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, January 2015

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Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood fails

The fight over funding for Planned Parenthood shifts to a must-pass government funding measure this fall after a procedural vote in the Senate on legislation that would have…

Art advocate seek more funding in state budget

Art advocate seek more funding in state budget

Randall Forte, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, says it is unfortunate that Pennsylvania still doesn't have a spending plan more than a month into the fiscal…

Pa senator opens new district office in Spring building

Pa. senator opens new district office in Spring building

A Pennsylvania state senator has opened a new office in Berks County.

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Republican forum begins Monday without Donald Trump

The proverbial elephant of the GOP primary season, Donald Trump, won't be in the room on Monday night as most of his rivals answer questions at a Republican presidential forum in…

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Budget missing, but Pennsylvania collects $2B-plus in taxes

Pennsylvania may not have a state budget, but tax revenues are pouring into the state treasury by the billions.

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Obama unveils major climate change proposal

The Obama administration unveiled a major climate change plan on Sunday aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's coal-burning power plants. On…

Congressman Chaka Fattah

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Fattah vows re-election bid despite racketeering indictment

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is vowing to run for re-election next year despite a federal racketeering indictment and said he expects to resume a congressional committee leadership post…

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Gawker publishes Donald Trump's phone number

Donald Trump just got a taste of his own medicine.

Two weeks after Trump publicized the phone number of Sen. Lindsey Graham, a competing Republican presidential candidate, the…

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Greek bank shares crash 30% as market reopens

Shares in Greek banks crashed 30% Monday as trading resumed on the Athens stock exchange for the first time since the country was nearly forced to abandon the euro last month.…

Obama at news conference

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Washington battle rages over Iran deal's fate

The sides facing off over the Iran nuclear deal are pulling out all the stops in an epic Capitol Hill battle.

Anti-deal advocacy groups flush with cash are flooding congressional…


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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

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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

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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.


White House: Cut carbon emissions 32% by 2030

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The White House announces a major push for reforms to tackle climate change.

Obama to announce climate change plan

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The Obama Administration Monday will unveil a major climate change plan. The announcement is expected to help shape the president's legacy.

Christie on Trump: Anybody can do well for a month

Christie on Trump

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie weighs in on the staying power of Donald Trump's popularity surge.

Trump aide apologizes for rape comment

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A top adviser to Donald Trump apologized for comments he made about marital rape.

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    On this day: August 3

    Columbus sets sail, the first American intercollegiate sporting event takes place, Jesse Owens shines in Berlin, and a controversial stand-up comic dies, all on this day.

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Palmer Twp. to close parks on weekends


Besieged by another round of complaints, Palmer Township supervisors Monday night took the unusual step of closing Pen Pump Park to the public on weekends, effective this weekend and continuing through the end of the picnic season this fall.

Bethlehem Township and Freemansburg join forces in stormwater fight


Bethlehem Township Commissioners say they will work with their neighbors in Freemansburg in their efforts to make stormwater improvements.

Richlandtown schedules autumn car show

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A car show complete with a scarecrow competition and other family activities is scheduled for Oct. 10 in the Bucks County borough of Richlandtown.

Bethlehem police issue kidnapping phone scam warning

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The Bethlehem Police Department is alerting the public about a new telephone kidnapping scam.

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