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Nicolas Maduro Venezuela

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Woman hits Venezuelan president with mango

How would you get your nation's president to hear you out? Put your name and number on a mango and hit him in the head with it?

No? Then you're not Marleni Olivo, who did exactly that, and in return is getting the new apartment she was asking for, sai...

Obama correspondents dinner

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What to expect in Obama's speech Saturday

Expect some swagger from President Barack Obama at Washington's big prom Saturday night.

Disagreement over Pennsylvania Governor Wolf s tax plan

Report: Governor's tax proposals will cost all Pennsylvanians

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal is taking center stage once again, weeks after it was first introduced.

Berks courthouse lanterns to receive 86K upgrade

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Berks courthouse lanterns to receive $86K upgrade

Two antique lanterns at the Berks County Courthouse have a bright future.

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Iranian ships turn away from Yemen

A convoy of Iranian ships headed toward Yemen is now moving away from the war-torn country, days after the U.S. deployed warships to the Yemeni coast, according to two U.S. defense officials.

One of those American ships, the aircraft carrier USS Theod...

Chief Justice John Roberts

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John Roberts' big moment

Chief Justice John Roberts is back in the spotlight.

Roberts -- who shocked conservatives nearly three years ago by providing a pivotal vote to uphold Obamacare -- once again faces a judicial crossroads in a historic case.

The U.S. Supreme Court will h...

Loretta Lynch

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Loretta Lynch makes history

The highly politicized five-month battle to choose President Barack Obama's next attorney general came to a close Thursday when the Senate finally voted to confirm Loretta Lynch. The 56-43 vote makes Lynch the first African-American female attorney g...

Obama Colorado gun control

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Obama, Dems set to clash over trade

President Barack Obama's push for free trade got another boost on Thursday, when a House panel passed legislation setting up trade promotion authority, allowing deals negotiated by the administration to get a vote in Congress without any amendments.

T...

Pawlowski kicks off United States Senate campaign

Pawlowski kicks off United States Senate campaign

Dozens of supporters and political leaders gathered in front of the PPL Center for the mayor's campaign kick off Thursday.

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Obama confronts 'cruel' reality of drone war

The long trail of civilian death left by President Barack Obama's drone war finally has an innocent American face.

In an extraordinary moment, Obama appeared Thursday in the White House briefing room to apologize for the accidental killings of an Amer...

Hillary Clinton file 4

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Clinton slams GOP for lack of leadership

Hillary Clinton used her first speech as a presidential candidate on Thursday to knock Republicans who "offer themselves as leaders" but "who take a very different view" than she does on immigration, healthcare and women's issues.

During Clinton's tim...

 

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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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Obama: Hostages were killed during mission

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President Obama says two hostages were accidentally killed during a counterterrorism operation targeting an Al Qaeda compound in January.

Obama: Families deserve to know truth

President Obama from news conference

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President Barack Obama says he declassified information about a mission that accidentally killed two hostages so their families and the public could know the truth over what happened.

Paul, Reid share fist bump on Senate floor

Fist bump on Senate floor

At the end of a long day in the Senate on Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, donned a pair of sunglasses as he approached the Senate floor and went in for a fist bump with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada.

Buried in obit: Request against vote for Clinton

Larry Upright

WSOC, family photos, Whitley's Funeral Home

When Jill McLain wrote the obituary for her father, Larry Upright, 81, of Rowen County, North Carolina, she knew the longtime Republican would enjoy the last line: ‘The family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016.’

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    On this day: April 25

    The guillotine is first used, American and Soviet troops cut Nazi Germany in two, a U.S. Navy submarine completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe, and the Hubble Space Telescope is launched, all on this day.

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Jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket bought in Reading

Speedway gas station on Lancaster Avenue in Reading

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READING, Pa.

If you play the Pennsylvania Lottery's Match 6 Lotto and bought your ticket in Berks County, take a close look at your numbers.

Berks courthouse lanterns to receive $86K upgrade

Berks courthouse lanterns to receive 86K upgrade

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READING, Pa.

Two antique lanterns at the Berks County Courthouse have a bright future.

Officials: Brace for delays during Buttonwood bridge project

Officials Brace for delays during Buttonwood bridge project

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READING, Pa.

Drivers are being urged to brace for delays when a major bridge project in Berks County begins this summer.

History's Headlines: Ukrainian sculptor finds muse in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

On March 27th, the troubles that are roiling the small Central European republic of Ukraine became the focus of attention in the Lehigh Valley.

 
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