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Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
December 03, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The long dormant hemp industry is about to return in a big way. Pennsylvania has a long history with hemp, and it's expected to quickly get reacquainted with the very important crop again once the 2018 Farm Bill is approved. "We expect it to take root here pretty...
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Michael Cohen, left, walks out of federal court with his attorney Guy Petrillo, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in New York.
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
November 30, 2018 - 9:44 am
By Eric Tucker, Larru Neumeister and Chad Day, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The surprise plea agreement with President Donald Trump's former lawyer made clear that prosecutors believe Michael Cohen was continuing to pursue the Trump Tower Moscow project weeks after his boss had clinched the...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., returns to Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
November 28, 2018 - 12:05 pm
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With a partial government shutdown possible on Dec. 7, President Donald Trump has met with Republican leaders to hash out a spending plan that includes money for Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. Trump is seeking $5 billion for the wall,...
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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he has Thanksgiving Day dinner at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
November 23, 2018 - 10:32 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has returned to his West Palm Beach golf course on another sunny Florida day. Trump began his Friday on Twitter, saying Democrats and Republicans "MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will include funding for...
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In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
November 23, 2018 - 10:26 am
By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump? As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, that item is noticeably missing from the to-do list and firmly on the margins. The agenda...
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Candles, lit by activists, protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are placed outside Saudi Arabia's consulate, in Istanbul, during a candlelight vigil.
AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File
November 20, 2018 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump called the killing of Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul...
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Ivanka Trump
Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
November 20, 2018 - 10:24 am
By Manu Raju and Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) -- Ivanka Trump's use of a private email account will soon face new scrutiny on Capitol Hill, with a key House committee planning to probe whether President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser violated the law when conducting government business. The...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
November 15, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Congratulations, you're a college graduate — and you're now in debt. But Lindsay Ahlman, a senior policy analyst for The Institute for College Access and Success, which researches ways to make college more affordable, said the next Congress intends to take up the...
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Stephen Groves/AP
November 07, 2018 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Latinos serving in Congress will rise to at least 41 in the new year, and that figure most likely will increase when two undecided races are called. Thirty-three out of 44 Latino Democratic candidates won election in Tuesday's contests, while six out of 15 Latino...
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New Jersey Election
David Madden
November 07, 2018 - 1:03 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s congressional delegation took a seismic shift in Tuesday’s election in favor of Democrats, even with one of the 12 seats still undecided. It was a 7-5 Democrat advantage. Now it’s 10-2, and an Andy Kim win over Tom MacArthur would make it 11-1. Chris...
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