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Issa, Ebola hearing

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4 issues raised at the Ebola House hearing

One day after the fourth case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States, lawmakers met with administration and public health officials in an already-scheduled congressional hearing to hash out some concerns about the handling of the deadly virus.

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Obama hugs Nina Pham

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President Obama hugs Ebola-free nurse

Before Nina Pham headed back home to Dallas, Texas, she made one exciting final stop.

The 26 year old nurse, who is now Ebola free, met with President Obama in the Oval Office this afternoon, where the president gave Pham a big hug.

He wasn't the onl...

Moody's upgrades Reading's credit rating on long-term debt

Reading City Hall has reason to celebrate.

Monica Lewinsky

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Government report: Lewinsky mistreated in '98

A government report obtained by CNN on Friday states that government agents and lawyers mistreated Monica Lewinsky when they approached the former White House intern in January 1998 to get her to cooperate with an investigation into President Bill Clinton.

Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin finds a Democrat she can support

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin snubbed home state Republicans this year, instead endorsing an independent candidate for governor and his Democratic running mate for lieutenant governor.

Voting booth Nov 5

Darren Hauck/ Reuters

Will last minute strength be enough for Dems?

Democrats in key Senate races are showing some strength in the final stretch of election season -- but it may not be enough to keep the chamber.

New White House fence jumper

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White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental health problems, and has been arrested in a previous security breach there, according to his father.

Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, barely made it onto the lawn be...

Will there be a Congressional changing of the guard

8th District Congressional candidates square off

Will there be a Congressional changing of the guard in Bucks County?

Reading Mayor, Vaughn Spencer

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Reading mayor expresses support for referendum question

Reading's mayor is putting his support behind the efforts of some concerned citizens who pushed to get a referendum on the ballot.

John Brown

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Brown says he won't let council hold county hostage for 'political gain'

Northampton County's executive says county council members play politics when they protest his proposals.

Don Young Alaska high school remarks

KTUU

Congressman offends high school students

Rep. Don Young has never been known for mincing words, but his comments Tuesday regarding suicide to an Alaska high school took the "breath away" from his audience.

 

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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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New video of Ottawa gunman released

More details released on Canadian gunman

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New details are emerging about Michael Zehaf Bibeau, the man suspected of gunning down a Canadian soldier before running into the main Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa.

Group seeks support for female immigrant detainees

Group wants support for immigrant detainees

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A group called the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services is raising funds to help immigrant women and children being held in detention south of San Antonio, Texas.

Ex-Blackwater guards guilty in Iraq killings

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REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A jury in Washington convicts four former Blackwater security guards of killing 17 unarmed Iraqis seven years ago.

Alaska lawmaker's suicide remarks offend students

Don Young Alaska high school remarks

KTUU

Alaska Congressman Don Young took students' breath away during a recent visit to a Wasilla high school. But not for good reasons.

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  • Concorde lands after last commercial flight

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    On this day: October 24

    The first transcontinental telegraph message is sent, Harry Houdini gives his last performance, the United Nations is born, Jackie Robinson dies, and the Concorde makes its last commercial flight, all on this day.

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Foul language may stop plans to rename ASD field for Andre Reed

J. Birney Crum Stadium

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A Facebook interaction may have killed plans to rename the Allentown School District football field after a local NFL Hall of Famer.

Easton police charge shooter with attempted homicide

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EASTON, Pa.

An Allentown man has been charged with attempted murder and the Easton man he shot has been charged with possessing drugs he intended to deliver.

Whitehall man stole from ALS victim in Bethlehem

Anyemil Rodriguez
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Thirty-eight-year-old Anyemil "Animal" Rodriguez of Whitehall Township has been charged with the unauthorized use of a bank card that belonged to a Bethlehem man suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Berks attractions on list of top 100 events in North America

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WASHINGTON

A pair of popular attractions that draw thousands of people to Berks County each year are being recognized for their tourism value.

 
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