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Clinton deleted all mail from personal server

Hillary Clinton permanently deleted all the emails on the private server she used to do official business as secretary of state, the Republican lawmaker who subpoenaed the emails said late Friday.

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Harry Reid, Senate minority leader, to retire

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, and endorsed New York Sen. Charles Schumer as his successor for his leadership post.

The fifth-term Nevada Democrat has spent months denying retirement rumors, which grew...

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Obama, Pope Francis meeting scheduled

The Obamas will host Pope Francis at the White House during his first visit to the U.S. on Sept. 23.

When Obama met the Pope for the first time at the Vatican in March 2014, he urged him to visit the U.S., and the two discussed a range of issues inclu...

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Reading mayor announces series of town hall meetings

Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer and members of his administration are taking City Hall on the road.

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Kansas to allow concealed guns without permit

Kansas will join a handful of other states that allow their residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit after a bill backed by the National Rifle Association was approved, The Associated press reported.

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Senate passes GOP-approved budget plan

After slogging through a grueling and exhausting day casting scores of back-to-back votes on amendments during the annual budget vote-a-rama, which lasted until 3:30 a.m., senators narrowly approved a Republican-authored budget resolution.

It passed ...

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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.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

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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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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

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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.

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Harry Reid: 'I'm not running for re-election'

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid releases a video on Friday saying he won't seek reelection in 2016.

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.

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    On this day: March 28

    Vikings sack Paris, the Hollywood Walk of Fame gets its first star, President Eisenhower dies, and Three Mile Island melts down, all on this day.

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Man who tried to jump off casino deck sentenced

Robert Wilkinson
EASTON, PA.

Robert Wilkinson, who threatened to jump off the Sands Casino parking garage with his son in his arms, was sentenced to two to four months in Northampton County Prison Friday.

Aldi will reopen two former Bottom Dollar stores

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ALDI

BATAVIA, Ill.

The Aldi grocery chain plans to reopen two former Bottom Dollar grocery stores in the Lehigh Valley.

Reading mayor announces series of town hall meetings

Reading Mayor, Vaughn Spencer

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READING, Pa.

Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer and members of his administration are taking City Hall on the road.

Equi-librium gives Travis Saveri a happy birthday

Equi-librium gives Travis Saveri a happy birthday
NAZARETH, Pa.

Travis Saveri celebrated his 27th birthday in Nazareth Thursday with some help from a few trusty companions.

 
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