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Obama announces new EPA protection of waterways

The Obama administration announced a controversial new rule Wednesday that places the Environmental Protection Agency in charge of protecting streams and wetlands.

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Live anthrax sent by military

Four lab workers in the United States and up to 22 overseas have been put in post-exposure treatment after the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples -- some via FedEx -- to locations in nine states, a defense official told CNN.

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Taylor Swift, 2014 Grammys

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Members of Congress to flock to Taylor Swift concert

There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Berks County native Taylor Swift.

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Gov. Christie calls for end to Common Core in New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling for an end to the Common Core standards in New Jersey, saying that the system isn't working for students in the state.

Taylor Swift, 2014 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

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Congress flocks to Taylor Swift concert

There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Taylor Swift.

Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton: 'I'm officially Ebola-free'

Former President Bill Clinton said at a United Nations event Thursday that he underwent Ebola screening from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a recent visit to Liberia, but that he was never exposed to the deadly virus.

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Pataki makes long-shot bid for President

George Pataki, the Republican who won the governorship three times in heavily Democratic New York, is running for President in 2016.

"My vision was not a partisan vision. It was a vision about people, about what we could accomplish together," Pataki s...

Wendy Sherman

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Top State Department official to depart

A top State Department official -- Wendy Sherman -- will depart following the completion of the Iran nuclear talks, a source confirms to CNN. Sherman has been the lead U.S. negotiator with Iran as the Obama administration has pursued a nuclear agreem...

Ron Angle gets enough votes to run for county controller

An outspoken politician from Northampton County is taking another stab at local government.

Rick Santorum

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Rick Santorum runs for White House again

Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who mounted an unexpectedly strong bid for the Republican nomination in 2012, is making another bid for the White House.

Hillary Clinton

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Next batch of Clinton emails due June 30

A federal judge ordered the State Department Wednesday to start producing portions of 30,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kept on a private server.

U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras specified that "all of the non-exe...

 

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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, 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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Pataki: 'I am candidate for president of US'

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Former New York Governor George Pataki announces he is a candidate for president of the United States during a rally in New Hampshire.

Pataki announces candidacy for president

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Former New York governor George Pataki enters the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Who is Rick Santorum?

Rick Santorum who is he

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is betting the voters will give him a do-over.

Nebraska Gov. vetoes death-penalty repeal

Nebraska death penalty

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Nebraska lawmakers last week approved a bill that would repeal the death penalty in their state, but GOP Gov. Pete Ricketts on Tuesday followed through on his promise to veto the legislation.

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    On this day: May 28

    The Spanish Armada sets sail for England, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club, Volkswagen is founded, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass dominate the charts, and "The Last Supper" goes back on display after a two-decade restoration, all on this day.

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No drugs found in police sweep through prison

EASTON, Pa.

No drugs were found in Wednesday's law enforcement sweep through Northampton County Prison, reported county District Attorney John Morganelli, so no arrests will be made.

Good Shepherd one of four companies that want to run Cedarbrook

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown-based Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network wants to run Lehigh County’s Cedarbrook nursing homes.

Lehigh County Commissioners agree to be "My Brother's Keeper"

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Lehigh County commissioners unanimously support a national initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper,” which was started to help boys and young men of color succeed.

Coplay cement kilns preservation would cost over $4 million

cement kilns in Saylor Park, Coplay, Lehigh Co.

Lehigh County

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Demolition may be inevitable for at least some of the landmark cement kilns that stand along the Lehigh River as monuments to Lehigh County’s industrial history.

 
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