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Millenials turn up heat against low wages

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Obama immigration plan gives micro wage boost

Want to get paid more? The White House claims President Obama's immigration plan will raise wages for immigrants and American-born alike.

But the amount seems less than eye-popping ... $170 a year by 2024.

Wages are a very sensitive topic in the U.S. ...

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GOP-led report debunks Benghazi theories

An investigative report prepared by the House Intelligence Committee finds little to support questions raised about CIA actions on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, the night of a deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound.

The final report, from...

President in Las Vegas on immigration

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Obama lobbies for immigration support

His new immigration plan stamped and signed, President Barack Obama on Friday rallied support behind his decision to delay deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants.

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Holder calls for calm ahead of Ferguson decision

Attorney General Eric Holder released a video message Friday, announcing new guidance for police when they respond to demonstrations and calling for protesters to act in a peaceful manner.

White House after dark

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Woman faces gun charge in White House arrest

A woman who was arrested with a handgun outside of the White House Thursday night has been charged with a felony, accused of carrying a pistol without a license.

April Debois, 23, of Mount Morris, Michigan, faces up to five years in prison after the S...

Repeal Obamacare sign

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House GOP files Affordable Care Act lawsuit

House Speaker John Boehner said Friday he has sued the Obama Administration in federal court over its decisions to make changes to the President's health care law, which congressional Republicans argue were unconstitutional.

Affordable Care Act website

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Affordable Care Act enrollment stats fudged

Only 6.7 million Americans were enrolled in Affordable Care Act health insurance plans as of mid-October, not 7.1 million, the Obama administration admitted Thursday.

Obama makes immigration deal

On immigration, a tale of two presidents

When George W. Bush couldn't get an immigration overhaul though the Senate, he gave up. When Barack Obama couldn't get a bill through the House, he changed the rules.

Man with two flags

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Judge overturns Montana same-sex marriage ban

A federal judge overturned Montana's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday, making it the 34th state in the nation to allow such unions.

Immigration debate

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GOP hammers case against Obama on immigration

Opponents of President Barack Obama's plan, which makes sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system by use of executive order, focused their criticism on the legal case, saying Obama has overstepped the boundaries of his authority and is igno...

Local Republican lawmakers respond to President s speech

Local Republican lawmakers respond to president's immigration speech

There are many who are adamantly opposed to the president’s immigration plan, among them some of our local congressmen.

 

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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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GOP backlash over Obama immigration action

GOP immigration backlash

President Barack Obama is out trying to sell his new immigration message, but Republicans insist he's gone too far. 

Obama eases families' deportation fears

new immigration rules

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux looks President Barack Obama's new immigration rules and how they could affect families in Las Vegas area.

Obama orders sweeping immigration overhaul

Obama makes immigration deal

President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants.

Obama announces immigration action

Obama package on immigration

 In a primetime address, President Barack Obama announced his plans to issue controversial executive orders on immigration reform.

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    A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.

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State police seek missing Palmerton teen

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PALMERTON, Pa.

Pennsylvania state police are looking for a 15-year-old Palmerton boy who was reported missing  late Thursday night.

Education fund set up for crash victim's young sons

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TOPTON, Pa.

Anyone wishing to pay tribute to one of the two people killed in the pileup on Route 222 in Berks County this week is being asked to do so by helping her two children.

Firearms training range sparking outcry from nearby residents

Reading police shooting range

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CUMRU TWP., Pa.

A shooting range used to train Reading police officers is sparking controversy among residents in Cumru Township.

Earl added to municipalities quarantined for spotted lanternfly

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HARRISBURG, Pa.

A state quarantine imposed following the discovery of the spotted lanternfly -- an invasive insect that is new to the United States -- has once again been expanded in Berks County.

 
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