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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.

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett

La. governor headlines Corbett fundraiser in Lehigh Valley

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal came to Lehigh County to headline a fundraiser for his fellow Republican governor, Tom Corbett.

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Probe of Reading mayor's campaign finances ongoing, AG says

The investigation of alleged finance violations by Vaughn Spencer's 2011 campaign for Reading mayor is ongoing, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday.

Antietam Valley meeting

Charter presented for new Berks County community

Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Township officials presented a home rule charter for the proposed municipality of Antietam Valley during a meeting Monday night.

Corbett talks pension reform

Corbett talks pension reform

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is continuing his offensive on pension reform legislation.

Chris Christie

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Another Christie aide to testify on lane shutdown

New Jersey lawmakers hope testimony from one of Gov. Chris Christie's aides this week gives them insight into the relationship between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the offices of the governors of the two states.

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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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Health law battle takes new legal turn

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Two federal appeals courts weigh in on the Affordable Care Act. Both with different opinions.

Outsider beats insider in Ga. GOP primary runoff

Rep. Jack Kingston vs. David Perdue

Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's Republican Senate primary runoff in Georgia, narrowly edging out Rep. Jack Kingston.

Mideast crisis: Is peace possible?

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Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt trying to help broke a peace deal in Gaza.

Obama: What are rebels trying to hide?

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President Barack Obama lashed out at Russia over the MH17 crash site, asking what are rebels trying to hide?

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    On this day: July 23

    Miss America gives up her crown, Fergie gets a royal wedding, a new comet is discovered, and a singer's life comes to a tragic ending, all on this day.

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