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Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 09:27 AM EDT

Delaware Lengthens Waiting Time to Buy a Gun

Delaware Lengthens Waiting Time to Buy a Gun

The state Senate has approved a bill extending the wait time for federal officials to conduct background checks on potential gun buyers in Delaware. The bill, which extends the maximum waiting time from...

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 08:42 AM EDT

Montco Students Win Congressional Gold Medal Awards

Montco Students Win Congressional Gold Medal Awards

Five Abington Senior High School graduates, and one rising senior, traveled to Washington on Thursday to receive Congressional Award Gold Medals at the U.S. House of Representatives.

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 07:02 AM EDT

House Passes $1.1B Zika Bill Over Democratic Opposition

House Passes $1.1B Zika Bill Over Democratic Opposition

The House has passed a $1.1 billion House-Senate measure to combat the Zika virus, but the GOP-drafted measure is a nonstarter with Senate Democrats and the Obama White House. The measure was unveiled...

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 08:01 AM EDT

Is it OK to Shackle Juveniles in Court?

Is it OK to Shackle Juveniles in Court?

House lawmakers have unanimously approved a bill limiting the use of leg shackles on defendants in Delaware Family Court juvenile delinquency proceedings.

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 06:50 AM EDT

Cash-Strapped AC Auctions Off Land

Cash-Strapped AC Auctions Off Land

Facing a deadline to get its finances in order by before the end of the year or face a state takeover, Atlantic City is doing the budgetary equivalent of checking the sofa cushions for spare change.

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 12:44 AM EDT

Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis No Stranger to Sit-Ins

Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis No Stranger to Sit-Ins

Rep. John Lewis, 76, led a sit-in on Wednesday in a quest to force a vote on gun control. And the Civil Rights icon has faced angry mobs hurling racial epithets, jail and a beating by cops wielding night sticks...

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 12:44 AM EDT

Philly Changes Plan for Dealing With DNC Protesters

Philly Changes Plan for Dealing With DNC Protesters

Philadelphia is changing its plans for dealing with protesters at the Democratic National Convention. NBC10's Drew Smith explains.

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 07:21 AM EDT

Rubio Move Part of GOP Strategy to Keep Senate Even if Trump Loses

Rubio Move Part of GOP Strategy to Keep Senate Even if Trump Loses

Marco Rubio's decision on Wednesday to run for re-election for his Florida U.S. Senate seat, at the urging of party leaders, is part of an aggressive series of moves the GOP is taking in the hopes of keeping...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 10:23 PM EDT

Donuts, Cellphones Help Sustain Dems' Congress Sit-In

Donuts, Cellphones Help Sustain Dems' Congress Sit-In

The Democrats' sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives, a protest aimed at winning votes on gun control measures Wednesday, was largely unprecedented, and it brought some unusual solutions to keep it...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 09:54 PM EDT

Transforming The Wells Fargo Center for The DNC

Transforming The Wells Fargo Center for The DNC

In just about a month, the Democratic National Convention will put the spotlight on Philadelphia. NBC10's Lauren Mayk takes us inside the Wells Fargo Center where the transformation is underway for the DNC.

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