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Oct. 6, is last day to register to vote in Pa.

Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele is reminding Pennsylvanians that Monday, Oct. 6 is the last day to register to vote for the November 4, general election.

Bethlehem City Council human resources and environmental committee meeting

Changes proposed for city officials' campaign finance reports

Two city ordinances involving city officials' campaign finance reports and civil service matters were given the green light Wednesday night.

Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett

Big donors give more in Pennsylvania governor race

The money is rolling in for Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates, and the candidates may break the state's all time spending record.

Report highlights what can be done to fight heroin epidemic

Report highlights what can be done to fight heroin epidemic

A heroin epidemic has been sweeping Pennsylvania for months and now state lawmakers are preparing to face the problem head on.

Wolf and Corbett share stage for first debate

Wolf and Corbett share stage for first debate

The candidates for Pennsylvania governor shared a stage Monday night for their first debate.

Gov Corbett Hundreds of Troopers searching for Frein

Gov. Corbett: Hundreds of Troopers searching for Frein

For 10 days now, Eric Frein has managed to evade police.

Corbett and Wolf square off in first debate tonight

Corbett and Wolf square off in first debate tonight

The race for Pennsylvania governor turns up a notch tonight as Governor Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf prepare for their first debate.

Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett

Corbett, Wolf prep for first debate in gov's race

Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates' first debate is only hours away.

Corbett talks pension reform

Politicos eye broader effect of anti-Corbett vote

Gov. Tom Corbett has been trailing in the polls for so long that the political conservation in Pennsylvania is shifting away from whether the Republican can make his race competitive.

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

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Scots decide whether to declare independence from England

An independent Scotland could soon become a reality, so is the playing of bagpipes the sound of a revolution or the continued soundtrack of 300 years of tradition?

Scotland prepares to vote on independence

Scotland prepares to vote on independence

Excitement is mounting in Scotland ahead of tomorrow's independence vote.

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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

Vote Button Pin

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

Notable moments in debt ceiling history

Capital - Debt Ceiling

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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

Reuters/Eric Thayer

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

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Secret Service director resigns

Pierson resigns

In the wake of stunning security lapses, and the day after a grilling on Capitol Hill, the head of the U.S. Secret Service announces her resignation.

Lawmakers rip Secret Service director

Julia Pierson, Secret Service director

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Lawmakers ripped Secret Service Director Julia Pierson at a congressional hearing on the recent White House security breach.

White House intruder was tackled in East Room

Omar Gonzales, White House fence jumping suspect

Family photo/CNN

Whistleblowers have revealed the man who jumped a fence and got into the White House earlier this month made it all the way through the East Room.

What’s driving Hong Kong protests?

Hong Kong protests

Ivan Watson explains the grievances and goals driving Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.

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On this Day

  • Walt Disney World opening, 1971

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    On this day: October 1

    Thomas Edison opens the world's first electric lamp factory, Yosemite becomes a national park, soccer great Pele says goodbye, and Walt Disney World opens, all on this day.

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