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The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on June 7 posted this photo of peregrine falcon chicks in the nest. The peregrine is renowned for its speed, capable of reaching over 200 mph during its characteristic hunting stoop, making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom. According to National Geographic, the fastest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 242 mph. The peregrine became an endangered species over much of its range because of the use of pesticides, especially DDT, during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Worldwide recovery efforts were successful after DDT was restricted, and the peregrine falcon was removed from the U.S. Endangered Species list in 1999.

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Local students graduate from East Stroudsburg University
— A total of 472 students received degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania at its winter commencement...
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Here's your chance to join the DV Marching Band Color Guard
— The Delaware Valley Marching Band Color Guard is hold its second annual recruitment open house at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1,...
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Synagogue honors police who responded to October shooting
Some of the police officers who responded to the October shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people are honored at a religious ceremony.
They attended a...

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Public asked to watch out for signs of human trafficking
Pennsylvania officials are urging the public to report potential human trafficking situations to the national hotline, which coordinates with law enforcement and other...
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