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ESPN moves golf tournament from Trump course

ESPN became the latest company on Monday to distance itself from Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican presidential candidate who kicked off his White House bid last month…

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South Carolina lawmakers vote to remove flag

Will the Confederate flag be history in South Carolina?

After an impassioned discussion Monday, a bill that would remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds was approved…

Obama on ISIL

Obama on ISIS: 'This is a long-term campaign'

President Barack Obama offered an update on the military mission against ISIS on Monday, emphasizing the long-term nature of the effort and the importance of local forces and…

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Did sanctuary law lead to slaying?

The killing last week of a San Francisco woman, allegedly by an undocumented immigrant with a felony record, has put the spotlight on the city's policy of refusing to honor…

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Obama seeks to expand legacy abroad

For President Barack Obama, the risky road to history now runs through Iran and Cuba.

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Greece keeps banks shut as Europe tightens the strings

Greek banks will stay shut for another two days to avoid running out of cash, piling the pressure on the country to find a way to restart bailout talks with Europe.

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Pa. Gov. Wolf still considering pension bill, as budget talks resume

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf continues to consider a Republican plan to scale back the cost of the state's public pensions as his aides resume budget negotiations with legislative…

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The Greek crisis...in 2 minutes

If you're just catching up to it, here are the latest developments -- and what you need to know. Last updated: July 6, 3:10 pm ET (7:10 pm GMT).

1) Greeks voted "No" by a big…

Greeks go to the polls Sunday

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Greece: How did it get into this mess?

Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new currency.

Final Iran nuclear deal hanging in balance

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Deadline looms for Iran nuclear talks

The deadline for a final deal on Iran's nuclear program is looming, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says tough decisions will need to be made soon.

Kerry was negotiating…

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Romney: Trump's immigration comments hurting GOP

Mitt Romney said Saturday that Donald Trump's comments on Mexico and undocumented immigrants have hurt the Republican Party, making the 2012 presidential nominee the latest…

 

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

Obama preparing for Tuesday debate

Happy birthday, Mr. President! President Barack Obama turned 53 on Monday. Find out five interesting facts about the commander in chief.

The British Monarchy

Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday. Take a look at the family tree of the British monarchy and learn a bit about George's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

The legacy of JFK

JFK side profile

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

JFK was assassinated riding in the motorcade in Dallas, Texas 50 years ago.  Years later his legacy still lives on through his influence on the Peace Corps, the Space Race and in Civil Rights.  Take a look at this interactive to review a timeline of important events, as well as, watch and listen to powerful JFK speeches.

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Obama: ISIS is growing

Obama on ISIL

President Barack Obama spoke from Pentagon Monday.

Huckabee speaks about same-sex marriage

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee says marriage is "in trouble today" because of the "redefinition of love" -- no matter who's in the relationship.

President Obama is having a really good month

Barack Obama at rally

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In the waning years of his presidency, President Barack Obama has had an incredible month of victories.

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Palmer plans upgrades at Fairview Park

PALMER TWP., Pa.

Township officials are eying more than $80,000 in upgrades at Fairview Park, the site of a variety of sports, ranging from softball, legion baseball, basketball, tennis and the home of the annual Palmer Community Days.

The proposed plans, discussed Monday night by Palmer Township supervisors, include re-grading and resurfacing the Legion baseball field, new dugouts, upgrades to the bullpen and batter's cage, as well as new line striping on the basketball courts.

The basketball courts are also scheduled to receive new lighting upgrades.

The supervisors also plan on removing eight pine trees and one hardwood tree near the tennis courts and replace them with nine new trees in the fall.

Supervisors said pine tree needles cause maintenance problems on the courts.

The majority of the money for the projects will come from the township's recreation capital reserve fund.

Butterflies find sanctuary in Carbon County

Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary
JIM THORPE, Pa.

The owner of the Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary in Jim Thorpe, Mari Gruber, calls herself "the butterfly lady.”

Rainy weather can't stop July 4th Kazoo Parade tradition

July 4th Kazoo Parade goes on
NAZARETH, Pa.

Saturday morning, despite the rain, dozens came out to celebrate not only the 4th of July, but also the 275th anniversary of Nazareth.

Greenwich Twp. approves new public safety director position

Greenwich Twp approves new public safety director position
GREENWICH TWP., N.J.

The Greenwich Township Committee has voted to establish a public safety director for its embattled police department

 
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