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Hospital staff find themselves on the front lines of war on human trafficking

Delaware hospitals are joining forces to combat human trafficking. Continue reading

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Delaware latest state to push for opioid tax

Lawmakers in Delaware are pushing to impose a tax on drug manufacturers who sell opioid painkillers. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania’s proposed $540 million nuclear bailout sparks national debate

The clock is ticking for Pennsylvania lawmakers, who must decide whether to support House Bill 11, a $500 million annual commitment to rescue the state’s struggling nuclear industry over the next six years. Continue reading

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Lordstown, Ohio, ponders life after General Motors’ departure

After 52 years of cranking out more than 16 million new vehicles, the General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, is shutting down. And community members are left struggling to identify what’s next for the town. Continue reading

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NJ teens that tweeted their civil rights bill into law will now lobby for federal funding

For three years teens at Hightstown High had researched, drafted, and even tweeted to the President to turn their class lesson into federal law Continue reading

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Scientists hope bacteria could be the cure for potholes

What if a new technology could eliminate potholes all together? Researchers at Drexel University are trying to find a cure for cracking roads by using a simple ingredient: bacteria. Continue reading

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More support animals seen on college campuses despite national debate

For Sam Hojnowski her freshman year at La Salle University was challenging. There were many mornings where her anxiety kept her in bed. But now her 9-month-old kitty, Lace, has helped ease those worries. Continue reading

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Partial government shutdown turns off taps for many craft breweries

For more than thirty days roughly 7,000 local and independently owned breweries nationwide have been squeezed; new releases placed on hold, interstate shipments halted, and grand openings pushed back. Continue reading

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Mane attraction at Philly museum is collection of presidential hair

Collector, Robert Peck, couldn’t believe whose hair he’d rescued from the trash. Continue reading

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New Jersey homeowner in fight with town over Christmas display raises thousands

A massive 70,000-Christmas light display has left neighbors frustrated for years. Now, township officials say the homeowner must pay $2,000 a day if he wants to keep his Christmas light show going. Continue reading

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Rural resort draws visitors by offering exotic, lap-of-luxury experience

Vacation like a celeb at this insane Pennsylvania resort– offering guest unforgettable experiences– exotic animal habitat, landing at the resorts’s private airstrip, and a ride in a Rolls-Royce. Continue reading

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In West Virginia Senate race, coal mining takes center stage

Everyone in West Virginia has an opinion on Joe Manchin — some more than one. Manchin backs the coal industry and limited regulation while skirting the social issues that increasingly define his party nationally. And yet, the centrist Democrat who seem… Continue reading

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Pittsburgh residents mourning after mass shooting, sound off on gun control

Thousands crowded into Soldiers & Sailors auditorium hall, pouring into the streets and huddled together in the rain for a candlelight vigil. The teary-eyed crowd spoke of resilience, healing, and gun control the day after a mass shooting claimed the l… Continue reading

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New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance in biggest battle of his political career

Leonard Lance’s name is synonymous with New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District; the five-time incumbent has dominated the polls since his ascension from the statehouse. His voting record, civility, and his stance as moderate Republican has fared favor… Continue reading

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Looming steelworker strike could impact midterm elections

Some steelworkers say that steel profits are not trickling down to low-level workers.  As a result, some steelworkers, a key voting bloc for President Trump, are not rallying behind him, presenting a potential liability in critical midterm elections. Continue reading

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Opioid crisis is major midterm issue in areas hard hit by drug deaths

From the bustling streets of Philadelphia to the rural farmlands of Mercer County, nearly every community in Pennsylvania has been rocked by the opioid crisis – and the problem keeps worsening. For voters on the front lines in areas hit the hardest, th… Continue reading

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Synthetic marijuana use among inmates a ‘disaster waiting to happen,’ expert says

In Florida, the past two years have been the deadliest in prison history. In Pennsylvania, 50 staffers became sick recently and 33 inmates were hospitalized, triggering a 12-day statewide prison lockdown.The culprit: synthetic marijuana, or K2. Continue reading

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Philadelphia historian who holds deed to first ‘White House’ wants to sell vast collection

James Reis a real estate broker by day, a historian by night. Continue reading

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Mollie Tibbetts’ father takes search to the state fair

University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has been missing for more than three weeks, and with little information from authorities and days turning to weeks, her family is trying a new approach to getting the word out. Continue reading

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Despite Supreme Court decision, union workers vow to push forward

Through a blazing heat, a crowd of more than 3,000 teachers and union workers organized and marched in Pittsburgh on Saturday as they vowed to make their voiced heard in apparent defiance to the Supreme Court’s recent decision. Continue reading

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