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Marion Barry

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a Washington hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.

Barry was elected four times as the city's chief executive and was a council member in the District of Columbia for 15 years. The one-time le...

Senator Lindsey Graham

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Graham blasts GOP-led Benghazi report

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, has some harsh words for the recently released Benghazi report, led by his own party.

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Obama backer faces sexual abuse charges

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse related to what authorities said was an encounter with a juvenile male.

Terrence Bean, 66, a major...

Chinook Helicopter In Afghanistan

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U.S. to extend combat role in Afghanistan

In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the Taliban and other militant groups that threaten American soldiers or the Afghan government, ...

Michelle Obama

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Why students are saying #ThanksMichelleObama

Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.

Obama golfing

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Obama golfs with Jeter in Vegas

President Obama has traded GOP rancor and late-fall temperatures in Washington for a golf outing with Derek Jeter at the nicest golf resort in Las Vegas.

Millenials turn up heat against low wages

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Obama immigration plan gives micro wage boost

Want to get paid more? The White House claims President Obama's immigration plan will raise wages for immigrants and American-born alike.

But the amount seems less than eye-popping ... $170 a year by 2024.

Wages are a very sensitive topic in the U.S. ...

Libya US consulte Benghazi aftermath

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GOP-led report debunks Benghazi theories

An investigative report prepared by the House Intelligence Committee finds little to support questions raised about CIA actions on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, the night of a deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound.

The final report, from...

President in Las Vegas on immigration

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Obama lobbies for immigration support

His new immigration plan stamped and signed, President Barack Obama on Friday rallied support behind his decision to delay deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants.

Ferguson protest another photo

REUTERS/Jim Young

Holder calls for calm ahead of Ferguson decision

Attorney General Eric Holder released a video message Friday, announcing new guidance for police when they respond to demonstrations and calling for protesters to act in a peaceful manner.

White House after dark

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Woman faces gun charge in White House arrest

A woman who was arrested with a handgun outside of the White House Thursday night has been charged with a felony, accused of carrying a pistol without a license.

April Debois, 23, of Mount Morris, Michigan, faces up to five years in prison after the S...

 
 
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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

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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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GOP backlash over Obama immigration action

GOP immigration backlash

President Barack Obama is out trying to sell his new immigration message, but Republicans insist he's gone too far. 

Obama eases families' deportation fears

new immigration rules

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux looks President Barack Obama's new immigration rules and how they could affect families in Las Vegas area.

Obama orders sweeping immigration overhaul

Obama makes immigration deal

President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants.

Obama announces immigration action

Obama package on immigration

 In a primetime address, President Barack Obama announced his plans to issue controversial executive orders on immigration reform.

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On this Day

  • Guttenberg, Selleck, Danson in Three Men and a Baby

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    On this day: November 23

    The first jukebox goes into service, JFK lays in repose at the White House, "Doctor Who" debuts on TV, and "Three Men and a Baby" cleans up at the box office, all on this day.

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Reading parting ways with 'ugly' Christmas tree

Ugly tree to be replaced
READING, Pa.

After complaints from angry Reading residents, officials say the city's Christmas tree will come down.

State police seek missing Palmerton teen

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PALMERTON, Pa.

Pennsylvania state police are looking for a 15-year-old Palmerton boy who was reported missing  late Thursday night.

Education fund set up for crash victim's young sons

Jane Harakal

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TOPTON, Pa.

Anyone wishing to pay tribute to one of the two people killed in the pileup on Route 222 in Berks County this week is being asked to do so by helping her two children.

Firearms training range sparking outcry from nearby residents

Reading police shooting range

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CUMRU TWP., Pa.

A shooting range used to train Reading police officers is sparking controversy among residents in Cumru Township.

 
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