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Mayor: NY blast likely 'gas-related'

Inspectors from New York's gas utility were at a building in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday a little more than an hour before a fiery blast injured a dozen people, at least three…

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Medicare 'doc fix' bill passes House

In a rare moment of bipartisanship bringing House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi together, the House passed the so called "doc fix."

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PaG&E to refund $2.3 million to state consumers

A proposed settlement has been reached with an electric generation supplier accused of deceptively marketing its variable electric rates to Pennsylvania consumers, many of whom filed complaints about spikes in their rates during the winter of 2014.

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U.S. House passes reforrms to strengthen Medicare

A permanent repeal and replacement of Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate was approved by a 392-37 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.

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Diplomats voice optimism on Iran nuclear deal

A major source of disagreement between Iran and world powers negotiating over Tehran's nuclear program -- what to do with its underground Fordo facility -- may be on a path to resolution.

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Supreme Court rejects Alabama case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sent disputed redistricting plans in Alabama --- drawn by a Republican-led legislature after the 2010 census -- back down to a lower court to take a second look.

Democrats had challenged the plans saying they impermissi...

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Lehigh County keeping cross on its seal

The cross stays on Lehigh County’s official seal.

Rafael Moure-Eraso

U.S. Chemical Safety Board

Obama to ask agency official to step down

The White House is expected to ask the embattled chairman of the Chemical Safety Board to step down Wednesday, congressional sources tell CNN.

Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso has been accused by members of Congress of malfeasance, hostility towards his st...

Northampton County Executive John Brown

Brown lays out Northampton County’s financial forecast

One of the biggest challenges facing Northampton County is its habit of dipping into its general fund balance to cover “overspending," said its county executive.

Chris Christie

AP

NJ Gov. Christie: Tax revenue from pot sales is 'blood money'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reiterating his opposition to legalizing marijuana for recreational use and said tax revenue from sales of the drug amount to "blood money."

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Afghan president warns of 'terrible threat'

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is warning members of Congress that the Islamic State poses a "terrible threat" to his country and others in its region.

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Ben Carson calls Obama a 'psychopath'

Ben Carson says President Barack Obama is a psychopath.

 

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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

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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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Bergdahl saga still not over

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The night Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his post in the summer of 2009, he was 23 years old.

Indiana businesses: We’re open for everyone

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Indiana's religious freedom bill is on its way to the governor's desk. Businesses across the state are reacting by advertising that they’re open to everyone regardless of sexual orientation.

Obama makes major Afghanistan announcement

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President Barack Obama made a major announcement today in Washington relating to troop levels in Afghanistan.

Health care controversy hits Cruz

Ted Cruz Obamacare

Ted Cruz says that he will sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act -- a law he has been on a crusade to kill.

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    On this day: March 26

    Beethoven and Walt Whitman die, the Stanley Cup comes to the U.S., UCLA wins their seventh straight title, and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side" rules the charts, all on this day.

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Activists call on SAG to shut down immigration facility

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READING, Pa.

A group of attorneys and activists are calling on PA State Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, to shut down an ICE residential center, used to house immigrants who have entered the country illegally.

Body ID'd as Missing Chester Co. Man.

Paul Kochu
SOUTH COVENTRY TWP., Pa.

The body of Paul Kochu, the missing South Coventry Township, Chester County man, has been found.

David Howard gets up to five years for beating death

David Howard
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

David Howard was sentenced to up to five years in jail in Lehigh County Court Thursday.

Warren Haven goes up for sale again next month

Warren County Freeholders contemplate nursing home sale
BELVIIDERE, N.J.

Warren County Freeholders will make another attempt next month at selling off the county's nursing home.

 
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