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Former Pa. lawmaker to take another shot at House seat

A former Pennsylvania representative in Berks County is once again setting his sights on Harrisburg.

Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett

Job No. 1 for the next PA governor? A huge budget gap

Job No. 1 for whoever wins this fall’s election for Pennsylvania governor likely will be trying to solve the state government’s messy fiscal situation.

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Reading mayor vetoes council, water authority agreement

Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer has vetoed the agreement between City Council and the Reading Area Water Authority.

Dent visits unaccompanied youth immigrants at KidsPeace

Dent visits unaccompanied youth immigrants at KidsPeace

Congressman Charlie Dent spent Monday morning touring a facility in Bethlehem that's recently been criticized for housing undocumented children.

A fact-check of education funding in Pennsylvania

A fact-check of education funding in Pennsylvania

Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley has come out swinging, calling campaign ads that claim Governor Corbett cut education by a billion dollars "a damned lie."

One Northampton County official sues another again

Northampton County controller drops suit against county executive

The lawsuits between Northampton County Executive John Brown and Northampton County Controller Stephen Barron have finally ended.

Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett

Pa. governor hopefuls target tax talk at middle class

Pennsylvania's middle class is getting lots of attention from the gubernatorial candidates, but the TV campaign messages are vague and sometimes wrong.

Rick Perry

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Corbett camp yanks Texas governor's video endorsement

Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election campaign is seeking to distance itself from Rick Perry's legal troubles.

Chris Christie

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New Jersey's bill for Bridgegate law firm surpasses $6.5M

New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

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Corbett: $63.2 billion will go to transportation improvements over 12 years

Pennsylvania's 12-year transportation program saw a sizable boost Thursday.

Candidate for Congress talks Social Security in Reading

Candidate for Congress talks Social Security in Reading

The Democratic candidate for a Congressional seat in our area says he'll fight to keep Social Security from being privatized.

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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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American freed from Syria speaks

Peter Theo Curtis

CNN

American Peter Theo Curtis thanks those who helped free him after two years of captivity in Syria.

'Death Row Jesus' ads hit airwaves

Death Row Jesus ad campaign

A new ad campaign hitting several U.S. cities may make you look twice. It's called "Death Row Jesus."

American dies fighting for ISIS

Douglas McArthur McCain ISIS fighter

A 33-year-old San Diego native is killed fighting for the militant group ISIS in the Middle East.

Store buys Lincoln's signature for $50

Store buys Abraham Lincoln's signature

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A California trading company owner buys a document signed by Abraham Lincoln for $50.

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On this Day

  • Mary Poppins movie, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

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    On this day: August 27

    Krakatoa blows its top, The Guinness Book of World Records debuts, "Mary Poppins" premieres, The Beatles meet The King, and a guitar great dies, all on this day.

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