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Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

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Scots decide whether to declare independence from England

An independent Scotland could soon become a reality, so is the playing of bagpipes the sound of a revolution or the continued soundtrack of 300 years of tradition?

Scotland prepares to vote on independence

Scotland prepares to vote on independence

Excitement is mounting in Scotland ahead of tomorrow's independence vote.

Gov Corbett campaigns in Berks

Gov. Corbett campaigns in Berks

Governor Tom Corbett had a busy day in Berks County.

Pennsylvania Capitol building - sunny day

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Pa. Senate committee approves property tax reform bill

A measure to reform Pennsylvania's property tax system moved forward in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Dent takes part in Transatlantic Town Hall

Dent takes part in Transatlantic Town Hall

A U.S. Congressman from our area took part in a Transatlantic Town Hall Monday.

Bethlehem City Hall

Bethlehem leaders seek ways to close $5.9 million budget gap

A $5.9 million budget deficit is looming in Bethlehem, but the mayor said he has a plan to fix it, and it's going to require some belt-tightening at City Hall and from residents themselves.

Lehigh Co. commissioners

Lehigh County commissioners grill administrator on 'miracle' budget

Being presented with a proposed no-tax-increase budget for 2015 by the administration of Lehigh County Executive Thomas Muller was not exactly warmly welcomed as good news by some county commissioners Thursday night.

In God We Trust

Pa. county council rejects 'In God We Trust' motto

A western Pennsylvania county council has voted 8-6 against posting the national motto, "In God We Trust," in its chambers.

Vincent Fumo

Former Sen. Fumo lands consulting job after prison

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Vincent Fumo is pursuing a post-prison career as a consultant.

Local lawmakers rally for bill they say protects students

Local lawmakers rally for bill they say protects students

Two local lawmakers say they are pushing for a bill designed to protect children in the classroom.

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Pennsylvania court to hear electronic voting challenge

Pennsylvania voters have cast ballots electronically for years, but a voter-rights group plans to argue before the state's highest court that the most widely used voting system violates state law.

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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

Capital - Debt Ceiling


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.


Scotland rejects independence in referendum

Scotland votes come in


Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote.

Obama pleased about Congress ISIS votes

President thanks Congress

President Barack Obama thanks lawmakers for approving aid for Syria rebels.

Undecided voters still wavering on Scottish independence

Undecided voters in Scotland


As Scotland's independence referendum approaches, undecided voters could decide the outcome.

Hillary: 'I am thinking about it'

Hillary is thinking about it

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells a politically charged Iowa crowd that she is "thinking about" running for president.

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On this Day

  • George Washington's farewell address

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    On this day: September 19

    George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.

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