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Gov. Tom Wolf at Hamburg Area High School

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Wolf makes first official visit to Berks as Pa. governor

Fresh off his first budget proposal to a joint session of the state Legislature, Tom Wolf made his first official visit to Berks County as Pennsylvania governor.

Ferguson protesters Tuesday night

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Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts

African-American Ferguson residents may have felt like they were being used as the city's personal ATM, by the way the police department hit them with traffic fines, according to a scathing new Justice Department report.

Keystone Pipeline

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Senate fails to override Keystone pipeline veto

Senate supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of their legislation that would have cleared construction of the project.

LV residents getting refunds for closed health clubs

Lehigh Valley residents who had pre-paid memberships at health clubs that abruptly closed last year will be getting refunds.

Amtrak Acela train

House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that could boost Amtrak service in the popular Northeast corridor while giving states more authority over the routes they help subsidize.

Ben Carson 2014

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Potential presidential candidate: Prisons prove being gay is a choice

Ben Carson says homosexuality is a choice because many people "go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay."

The neurosurgeon and potential Republican candidate for president in 2016 made the comment in an interview with CNN's Chri...

Obamacare sign up

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Obamacare on the line at SCOTUS

The future of health care in America is on the table -- and in serious jeopardy -- Wednesday morning in the Supreme Court.

Man on street with Obamacare sign

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White House purposely has no Obamacare Plan B

The Obama administration says it's doing nothing to stave off the potential disaster that would ensue if the Supreme Court upends Obamacare and millions of Americans face losing affordable health insurance.

John Adams at Pennsylvania Capitol

Berks DA, officer's widow speak out against death penalty moratorium

Berks County District Attorney John Adams is among Pennsylvania prosecutors who are taking a stand against Gov. Tom Wolf's moratorium on the death penalty.

Mitch McConnell

CNN

McConnell wants to fast-track Iran bill

A bill that would give the Senate sign-off on an international agreement with Iran over its nuclear program will be on the Senate floor next week, despite objections from Democrats who want to wait for an agreement to be reached with Iran before pass...

Benjamin Netanyahu speaking

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Did Netanyahu change some minds?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left a partisan Congress roiling in the wake of his controversial speech on Tuesday, with Republicans and Democrats largely split on how the dramatic address was received.

 

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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

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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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Carson: 'People go into prison straight, come out gay'

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Ben Carson says homosexuality is a choice because many people "go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay."

How did Israel react to Netanyahu speech?

Netanyahu addresses Congress

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Split reactions from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress Tuesday.

Netanyahu: Deal won't stop Iran from getting bomb

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed deal between world powers and Iran would not stop Tehran getting nuclear weapons.

Netanyahu to speak to Congress

Netanyahu speech preview

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of U.S. Congress Tuesday at the invitation of Speaker John Boehner. Netanyahu is expected to use the speech to criticize ongoing negotiations between six world powers and Iran over sanctions used to curb Iran's nuclear program.

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On this Day

  • President Franklin Roosevelt's 1933 inauguration

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    On this day: March 4

    The U.S. Constitution goes into effect, FDR reassures the nation, John Lennon gets into a popularity contest with Jesus, and Martha Stewart gets out of prison, all on this day.

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Municipalities low on road salt seeking new sources of supply

Greenwich Township rock salt supply

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READING, Pa.

On the heels of another storm, road crews around the region are scrambling to get salt.

Reading halts quality of life citations for snow removal

Icy sidewalk in Reading

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READING, Pa.

Removing snow from streets and sidewalks in Reading will require a team effort, city officials said Wednesday, as they called on city employees and residents to work together.

House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that could boost Amtrak service in the popular Northeast corridor while giving states more authority over the routes they help subsidize.

Officials check out suspicious package left at bank drive thru

Suspicious pkg at Wells Fargo, Linden St, Allentown
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Officials are checking out the contents of a suspicious package found in downtown Allentown Wednesday.

 
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