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Larry Kane

(Jesenia.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Jesenia

Jesenia may seem mild-mannered at first, but this ten-year-old girl is a bundle of energy.



A New Look At Security In Our Schools

In Philadelphia and across the region, eliminating the fear of violence in the educational process is a priority.


(Ben, at KYW Newsradio's studios.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Ben

Ben, 14, is becoming an expert at the art of paper-folding called “origami.”


US President Barack Obama makes a statement to reporters on the Affordable Care Act at Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, on June 7, 2013. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic, Republican Insiders Battle On Obamacare, The Future

It’s been less than two weeks since the government shutdown ended and America averted a default. The debate, however, is just beginning.


(Mikal.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Mikal

At 17, Mikal is an LGBT activist looking for a permanent family of his own.


(New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. credit: Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Analysis: Christie’s Navigation of Gay Marriage Minefield Will Help His Presidential Hopes

Christie has always had a mixed record on the subject of gay marriage, at one time urging that a statewide voter referendum should decide the issue.


Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams.

Race For Philadelphia District Attorney Erupts In Controversy

The race for Philadelphia District Attorney has been a low-key affair, but that changed during an hour-long discussion of the issues.


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Area Politicians Concerned About Next Year’s Outlook

No political seat is considered a safe seat. That’s the message being conveyed by area Republican leaders to moderate regional congressman Jon Runyan, Pat Meehan, Mike Fitzpatrick and Jim Gerlach.


(Chyna.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Chyna

Seventeen-year-old Chyna wants a career styling hair, and she’s already quite the expert.


(File photo. Credit: Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Governor Corbett Comes Out Swinging

The Governor is sending a message to the Democrats and his own party.


(Tajinae.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Tajinae

Tajinae is trying to inspire other young people through her work with the “Role Models” organization.


(Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Pa., in file photo)

4 Local Republicans In Middle Of Movement Opposing House Leadership

The mini-revolt is by eight Republican members of the U.S. House, including four from our area


(Jazmeer.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Jazmeer

“I want to become a successful actor because I want to show kids that if you grow up with nothing you can always make something out of yourself,” says Jazmeer.


Barack Obama (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Americans Start Assessing Blame On Possible Government Shutdown

Time is running out for lawmakers to get a deal together to prevent the government from closing down. A CBS Survey says the people of America are evenly divided on the outcome.


Capitol Hill

The Local Impact Of A Federal Government Shutdown

It’s a week away and there seems no solution yet to a possible shutdown of the federal government.