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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.

John Heller/AP

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.

Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett

Corbett, Wolf agree on 3 gubernatorial debates

Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates don't see eye to eye on most campaign issues, but they have agreed on where and when they will hold their debates.

DNC visit to Philadelphia

Philadelphia hosting Democratic convention site visit

Democratic Party officials considering Philadelphia as a potential host city for the 2016 convention are touring a sports arena, a famed cheesesteak shop and a popular farmer's market.

PLCB urged to boost markup on wine, liquor prices

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's finance director is advocating the agency's markup on liquor and wine be increased for the first time in two decades.

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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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Obama: 'No just God' would support ISIS

Obama on Malaysia Airlines crash 7-18

CNN

President Barack Obama speaks on the death of James Foley, saying "no just God" would support his execution by ISIS militants.

Bush takes plunge, challenges Clinton

George W Bush ice bucket challenge

George W. Bush/Facebook

Former President George W. Bush takes the ALS ice bucket challenge, then challenges his predecessor.

Assange says he'll soon leave Ecuadorian Embassy

Julian Assange in Ecuadorian Embassy

Foreign Ministry of Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announces he will soon leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he's been living for two years to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Perry pledges to fight indictment

Rick Perry discusses indictment

KXAN

On Saturday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry slammed an indictment alleging he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for an ethics unit run by a county district attorney who was convicted of drunken driving.

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    On this day: August 21

    Lincoln and Douglas square off for the first time, Oldsmobile begins production, Hawaii becomes a state, and The Mona Lisa and the Mars Observer go missing, all on this day.

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