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Study: Liberals, conservatives inhabit different worlds

Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can't even seem to agree on the facts?

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PA House okays bill to widen gun law challenges

A bill to give groups like the NRA the legal standing to launch court challenges to local gun laws is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett's desk.

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Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies

Edward Gough Whitlam, the former Australian Prime Minister who strengthened ties abroad, has died, the Australian government said Monday.

At 98 years old, he was the longest-lived Prime Minister in Australia's history.

He served as the country's 21st...

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Lehigh County, bail bondsmen near deal

Local bail bondsmen say they are close to working out a deal with Lehigh County.

Clymer bids farewell

PA State Rep. Paul Clymer bids fond farewell

He's been described as the kindest man in the Pennsylvania House and today Rep. Paul Clymer said good-bye after more than three decades of service.

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From Alison Lundergan Grimes

Grimes and her family's Hugh Jass Burgers

In her race to defeat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes has barnstormed Kentucky, talking up her support for raising the minimum wage and criticizing what she calls the GOP's "war on women."

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Lewinsky's new mission: End cyberbullying

Monica Lewinsky told an audience in Philadelphia on Monday that her new mission in life was to end cyberbullying. Her speech -- and her goal -- come as the former White House intern steps into the public eye after years of trying to live privately.

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Senate schedules its own Ebola hearing

The Senate will hold a hearing on the increasingly political debate over the government's handling of the Ebola outbreak -- but not until after the midterm elections.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski will hold an Ebola heari...

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Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky took another step into the public spotlight on Monday when she joined Twitter.

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The president's club: How golf took over the White House

So often a meeting point for the captains of politics and industry, the golf course has been one of the most popular friends of U.S. leaders since the early part of the 20th century.

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Donald Trump months away from 2016 decision

As 2016 hopefuls flock to early caucus states, Donald Trump told an Iowa audience not to count him out -- at least not until he makes his decision about running early next year.

 

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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.

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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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On camera: Obama votes early in Illinois

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President Barack Obama went home to Illinois to cast a ballot ahead of Election Day on Nov. 4.

Bill Clinton stumps for Dems in Hope

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Hope's most famous son -- former President Bill Clinton -- made a quick trip back to his home town Saturday to drum up support for Arkansas’ Democratic candidates.

Obama gets backlash over Ebola czar

Ron Klain

CNN

Republicans are questioning whether the man President Barack Obama has picked as his "Ebola czar" is the right person for the job.

Obama chooses Ebola czar

Ron Klain

CNN

Amid Ebola fears, Obama taps a czar to handle the country's response to the deadly virus.

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On this Day

  • Keith Moon, final concert with The Who, 1978

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    On this day: October 21

    Magellan discovers the strait that would bear his name, Carlton Fisk waves his World Series home run fair, and Keith Moon plays his last show with The Who, all on this day.

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Wilson Junior High School cheerleading program established

Wilson Junior High School gets cheerleading squad
WILSON, Pa.

Parents and students at Wilson Area Junior High School now have a reason to cheer.

BASD reaches agreement with former parent it sued

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BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The Bethlehem Area School District Board of Directors approved a settlement in a case Monday night in which the district had filed a complaint against a former district parent.

Refinancing could save Bangor $260,000 a year

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BANGOR, Pa.

With interest rates at historic lows Bangor Area School District officials have been crunching numbers and believe they can save $260,000 a year if the district refinances a $9.1 million bond, business manager Mark Schiavone said Monday night.

Bethlehem Township investigating kennel parking

Bethlehem Board of Supervisors hears kennel parking complaint
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

One Bethlehem family says it is dogged by a kennel parking problem.

 
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