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US Secretary of State John Kerry walks around the grounds of the Beau-Rivage hotel during a break in negotiations with Iran's Foreign Minister over Iran's nuclear program on March 17, 2015 in Lausanne.       (credit: BRIAN SNYDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Less Than Half Of Americans Are Confident Iran Will Hold Up Its End Of The Nuclear Deal

A new Monmouth University poll reveals that while most Americans support negotiations with Iran on the country’s nuclear capabilities, few actually believe Iran will hold up its end of the bargain.

07/14/2015

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Former Harrisburg Mayor Charged With Misusing Public Money

Allegations revolve around Reed’s misuse of public money from various city entities, partly to buy up hundreds of artifacts in a failed plan to open museums, including one for the Old West.

07/14/2015

File photo: NAACP President Cornell Brooks addresses attendees on day three of the NAACP Convention. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

President Obama In Philadelphia To Address 106th NAACP Convention

Attendees are looking to Obama for national leadership on civil rights. And they’ll be looking to former president Bill Clinton on Wednesday to discuss economics.

07/14/2015

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New Jersey Catching Glimpses Of Post-Christie Era

Governor Chris Christie still sits atop New Jersey’s political pecking order, but that’s due to end in 2017 — whether his White House run is successful or not.

07/11/2015

(US senator Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., speaks at a campaign event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 12th.  Sanders, an advocate of providing free college education to all Americans, was greeted by a standing-room-only crowd at the event.   Photo by Scott Olson/ Getty Images)

Bernie Sanders’ Campaign For President Picking Up Steam Nationwide

A Temple University professor says the challenger to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination is touching on several issues that are meaningful to young voters.

07/11/2015

(Mayor Michael Nutter, at City Council press conference.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Nutter On Trump: ‘He Seems To Be A Person Who Needs A Significant Amount Of Attention’

Mayor Nutter had some choice words for republican presidential candidate and reality TV star Donald Trump this week.

07/11/2015

Delaware Governor Jack Markell. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Activist Fights For Formal Slavery Apology From State Of Delaware

This is the third time that Harmon Carey has asked Gov. Jack Markell to issue an apology on behalf of the state.

07/11/2015

(St. Laurentius Catholic Church, on East Berks Street in Fishtown.  2014 photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Historical Commission Gives Historic Designation To Vacant Fishtown Church Building

St. Laurentius Church, which was slated to be demolished, has won a reprieve from the city’s Historical Commission by receiving a historical designation.

07/10/2015

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FBI Raids Second Pennsylvania City Hall In A Week

The FBI confirmed Friday’s search at Reading City Hall but declined to comment further.

07/10/2015

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Pro-marijuana Rally Scheduled For Love Park On Friday

The rally calls for the public smoking of marijuana at 4:20 p.m. and a march to U.S. Senators Casey and Toomey’s offices and Gov. Wolf’s office.

07/10/2015

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U.S. Marshals Service Says One Of Its Employees Photographed Having Sex On Roof Of Federal Courthouse

U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane issued a statement Thursday confirming the employee’s involvement. He said the matter is under investigation.

07/10/2015

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Mayor Nutter Upbeat on ‘World Heritage City’ Designation For Philadelphia

There are more than 230 World Heritage cities around the globe, but none so far in the US.

07/09/2015

(The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board holds a hearing at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on the renewal application of Sugarhouse Casino.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Pa. Casino Regulators Hear Sugarhouse Request For 3-Year License Renewal

Management spoke about how the gambling hall has been a responsible neighbor in Fishtown while keeping more than 1,200 jobs in the city.

07/09/2015

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Annual Reading of Declaration of Independence Draws Hundreds in Old City

It was on this date, 239 years ago, that residents of the colonies heard the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, bringing the high-stakes rebellion into the spotlight.

07/08/2015

(Harmony Road, near I-295, in Gibbstown, NJ was shut down after high winds toppled utility poles.  Photo by David Madden)

New Jersey Finalizing Request For Federal Aid After June 23rd Thunderstorms

Sources tell KYW Newsradio that hard-hit towns have compiled more than $20 million in infrastructure damage and cleanup costs, which meets a FEMA threshold for providing assistance.

07/08/2015