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Genetic test leads Quakertown-area mom to plan radical mastectomy, hysterectomy

Natalie Blumberg has made the most difficult decision of her life.Full story

Tree-Trimmer Dies After Power Line Hit

Emergency and utility officials say a tree-trimmer has died after apparently striking a high-voltage power line in eastern Pennsylvania. Officials said the victim was part of a crew clearing tree branches away from power lines along a towpath in Bethlehem under the Minsi Trail Bridge. Emergency c Full story

Bethlehem monastery loses court battle on Israeli wall

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - A Catholic monastery and convent in a secluded valley outside Bethlehem lost a seven-year legal battle against the building of Israel's separation wall on its land on Friday, according to its lawyers. Full story

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  President Obama visits Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity

President Obama visited Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.  It is an ancient town whose population has changed from primarily Christian to primarily Muslim.  NBC’s Martin Fletcher reports.

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