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Northampton Co. Exec John Brown at a town meeting

Northampton County exec undeterred by low attendance, budget deficit

Low attendance at his town meeting didn't affect John Brown's attitude.

Toomey talks vet unemployment in Collegeville

Toomey talks vet unemployment in Collegeville

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey discussed the employment issues facing veterans in Montgomery County.

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Tom Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he'd look to increase income taxes on Pennsylvania's higher earners to expand the state's share of public education funding.

Pa. State Sen. Paul Clymer town meeting in Quakertown.

Town meeting sets up tough crowd for Rep. Paul Clymer

State Rep. Paul Clymer faced a small but cantankerous audience Thursday night when he held a town meeting in Quakertown’s public library.

ADS Governor ramps up air war

Is it too early for political attack ads?

It may be summertime, but that's not keeping political attack ads off the airwaves.

Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez

Bethlehem mayor encourages questions, complaints

Mayor Robert Donchez presents himself as a politician who really wants to hear what his constituents have to say.

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

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Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

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Pennsylvania sees 3rd rating downgrade in 2 years

Pennsylvania received its third bond downgrade in two years Monday.

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Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free, legal trips

Pennsylvania members of the United States House of Representatives and their staffs accepted 41 privately paid trips so far this year.

Dueling protests over immigration

Protesters spar in Bethlehem over immigration crisis

A Lehigh Valley-based nonprofit became the latest immigration battleground Sunday, as protesters and opponents faced-off in a tense series of protests along a busy street.

Gov. Tom Corbett

Corbett seeks to change view of education record

For three years, Pennsylvania Democrats have pointed to budget-balancing cuts in education aid that Republican Gov. Tom Corbett signed.

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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.

6 tips for voting on Election Day

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Tips to making your trip to the polls as quick and easy as possible.

Notable moments in debt ceiling history

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The U.S. debt ceiling has a complicated an interesting history. Since 1917, the U.S. has legally limited the amount of money it can borrow. Take a look at the history of the debt ceiling from its beginnings, through every major milestone in U.S. and see where it stands today. Click on the red markers for important events in history that surround the debt ceiling timeline.

Inside the Obama family

Obama family DNC

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Take a closer look at the rest of the Obama family: Michelle, Malia and Sasha.

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Obama: 'I had a crush on Linda Ronstadt'

President Obama crush

President Obama admits he "had a little crush on Linda Ronstadt" during the Medal of Arts ceremony on Monday night.

Hopes dim for a Mideast cease-fire

Beit Hanoun damage, Gaza

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As the violence continues to rage in Gaza, hopes for a cease-fire are dimming.

US embassy in Libya evacuated

US evacuates embassy in Libya

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The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated about 150 personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.

Is Putin in panic mode? Some say yes

Putin on Victory Day Ukraine

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International powers are turning up the heat on Russian President Vladimir Putin, and some say he may be panicking.

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On this Day

  • Prince Charles, Diana kissing at 1981 wedding

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    On this day: July 29

    Vincent van Gogh dies, the Summer Olympics return after World War II, Jack Paar debuts on the "Tonight" show, Dylan crashes his motorcycle, and Prince Charles marries Diana, all on this day.

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