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Airstrike kills 2 ISIS commanders, U.S. says

A coalition airstrike in Iraq killed two ISIS senior military commanders last week, including a man that the United States says oversaw the terror group's 2014 offensive to…

MQ-9 Reeper Military Drone

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WH reveals number of civilian deaths from drone strikes

President Barack Obama's administration estimated Friday that between 64 and 116 civilians have died during the years 2009-2015 from U.S. drone strikes outside of Iraq and…

Sinking Spring s Columbia Avenue to close for repairs

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Pa. to invest $1.1M in Sinking Spring project

A state grant will help fund a revitalization project in Berks County.

Jack Johnson

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McCain, Reid ask Obama to pardon boxer Jack Johnson

Sens. John McCain and Harry Reid are joining together to ask President Barack Obama to posthumously pardon Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion.

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AR-15 rifle sized

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House Democrats will oppose GOP gun bill

House Democrats said Friday they will oppose a Republican bill aimed at preventing people suspected of being terrorists from buying guns because they don't believe the proposal…

Loretta Lynch 2012

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Lynch to accept guidance from FBI on Clinton email probe

Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept the determinations and findings of the FBI and career prosecutors who are investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server…

Congressman Chaka Fattah

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Election set to fill seat vacated by convicted congressman

A special election will be held the day of the general election to fill a Pennsylvania U.S. House seat left vacant by a Democratic congressman convicted in a federal racketeering…

Melania Trump

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Trump's wife, children to speak at convention

Donald Trump announced Friday that his wife and children will speak at the Republican National Convention, where he is set to officially become the GOP nominee.

Donald Trump, March 30, 2016

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Trump adds high-powered GOP fundraisers

Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee are adding about 85 fundraising veterans to their previously paltry operation, a move that could calm jitters that…

Austria presidential election

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Austria must redo presidential election

Austria could go from having a left-leaning president-elect to a far-right one in a matter of months, as a court has annulled the results of the country's May election and…

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Strausstown officially part of Upper Tulpehocken

The Berks County borough of Strausstown is no more.

 

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The history of the U.S. president

Barack Obama

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Today is President's Day! Do you know how many children Jimmy Carter has? What religion did Chester Arthur practice? Find out more information about past and present U.S. presidents here.

Greatest moments in presidential speeches

George W. Bush

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Presidential speeches can be memorable for many reasons: they can capture the nation's mood after a tragedy; they can issue warning; they can be a call to action. This September 11th is the 11th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. Listen to Bush's famous 9/11 speech, as well as many others and see how many lines you recognize from these famous presidential speeches.

Who said it? Memorable quotes from inaugural speeches

John F Kennedy

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Through periods of war, peace, depression or prosperity, Inauguration Day always has stood as a time of hope and new beginnings in the United States. Do you remember who said what? Test your knowledge here!

Elections 101

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Find out more about Election Day right here.

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Three Amigos struggle with hand placement

Amigos handshake

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It was a three-way handshake that left some shaking their heads. A trio of world leaders couldn't figure out which hand to put where.

Bill Clinton’s Lynch meeting causing waves

Lynch and Clinton

What's being called a chance meeting could mean a new headache for democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Airport attack in Turkey fuels political firestorm in U.S.

Istanbul Airport Terror Attack

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The attack on the airport in Istanbul, Turkey is creating a firestorm between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Trump opener mocks Warren with Native American stereotype

Howie Carr Indian stereotype

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A conservative radio host opening for Donald Trump on Wednesday during a rally picked up on the billionaire's criticism of Sen. Elizabeth Warren by putting his hand over his mouth and mimicking a stereotypical Native American war cry.

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    On this day: July 1

    The Battle of Gettysburg begins, America's first zoo opens, the first Tour de France starts, the Sony Walkman hits the market, the PG-13 movie rating is introduced, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill breaks an unfortunate record, all on this day.

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Bethlehem's Clearview Pool will not open this summer

Bethlehem s Clearview Pool will not open this summer
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The city says Clearview Pool on Pinehurst Road will remain closed for the season due to contracting issues and time constraints

Pa. to invest $1.1M in Sinking Spring project

Sinking Spring s Columbia Avenue to close for repairs

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HARRISBURG, Pa.

A state grant will help fund a revitalization project in Berks County.

Farm to table movement at Valley Fruits and Veggies

The farm to table movement at Valley Fruits and Veggies
EAST ALLEN TWP., Pa.

As the farm to table movement continues to grow in the Lehigh Valley, local farmers are spreading the word on its importance.

Industrial and apartment development top mid-year LVPC list

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Almost two million square feet of approved non-residential and 237 acres of residential development plans have been given the go-ahead in the Lehigh Valley as of June 10 this year as per a report released Thursday night from the director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) at its monthly meeting.

 
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