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Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

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Trump's Veepstakes: Who is Michael Flynn?

Donald Trump, in dropping hints about his potential running mate, has said that he is looking for a "political person" who could help him with the workings of Congress. A top…

Donald Trump, March 30 2016

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Donald Trump under oath: Trump University's promises crumble

The ads for his university were classic Donald Trump -- Trump stares into the camera and proclaims: "We're going to have professors and adjunct professors that are absolutely…

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DNC holding forums on convention platform

Seeking to defuse tensions, the Democratic National Committee said Friday it will hold public hearings around the country to develop the platform for its summer convention, a…


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Groups say GOP convention protest area could foster clashes

Organizers for two groups on opposite ends of the political spectrum are unhappy with a protest route designated for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

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Atlantic City rescue bills go to Christie for approval

As Atlantic City teeters on the edge of bankruptcy, officials in New Jersey have reached a deal to keep the town up and running -- for a while, anyway.


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Trump celebrates delegate victory with McDonald's

Donald Trump is lovin' it.

Marco Rubio

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Rubio: I'd 'maybe' run for re-election if friend wasn't

Marco Rubio said he would consider running for re-election to the Senate if Florida's lieutenant governor, a close friend of his, had not entered the race to succeed him.

Your Class of 2016 from Cleveland, Mississippi's East Side High, the target of a federal desegregation ruling

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Mississippi town's views on desegregation ruling aren't so black and white

A short jaunt east of the former railroad tracks that used to divide black and white in this town, you could hear cousins Lindell Little and Vell Mays cutting up as Little worked…

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Judge bars release of deposition video in Clinton emails case

A federal judge backed a request by one of Hillary Clinton's top aides from her time at the State Department to prevent video of her testimony in ongoing legal proceedings from…

Trump at NRA convo

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Trump's energy plan: Regulate less, drill more

Donald Trump has a simple formula to get America's energy industry back on its feet: regulate less and start drilling a lot more for oil and gas.

In his first in-depth speech…

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Liberal DFA backs DNC chair's primary opponent

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's primary challenger picked up more support Friday from a key liberal group backing Bernie Sanders.


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The history of the U.S. president

Barack Obama

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Today is President's Day! Do you know how many children Jimmy Carter has? What religion did Chester Arthur practice? Find out more information about past and present U.S. presidents here.

Greatest moments in presidential speeches

George W. Bush

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Presidential speeches can be memorable for many reasons: they can capture the nation's mood after a tragedy; they can issue warning; they can be a call to action. This September 11th is the 11th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. Listen to Bush's famous 9/11 speech, as well as many others and see how many lines you recognize from these famous presidential speeches.

Who said it? Memorable quotes from inaugural speeches

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Through periods of war, peace, depression or prosperity, Inauguration Day always has stood as a time of hope and new beginnings in the United States. Do you remember who said what? Test your knowledge here!

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Clinton defends emails; Sanders sees path to victory

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton


Sen. Bernie Sanders told supporters at a rally he believes he can still win the Democratic nomination. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is defending her actions in an ongoing email scandal.

Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima



Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where he called for a "world without nuclear weapons" during his remarks at the city's Peace Memorial Park.

Obama on nuclear weapons: 'Pursue a world without them'

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While speaking during his visit to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama says that the nations that have nuclear stockpiles must escape the logic of fear, and pursue a world without them.

MPs discuss pros, cons of Brexit

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David Campbell Bannerman and Richard Howitt discuss the pros and cons of Britain leaving the European Union, sometimes called Brexit.

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  • 1896 St. Louis tornado destruction

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    On this day: May 27

    A tornado nearly wipes out St. Louis, the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge open, the Sex Pistols court controversy with "God Save the Queen," and Arsenio Hall signs off, all on this day.

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Solar Impulse 2 on display Saturday at LVIA; sold out

Solar Impulse 2

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The Solar Impulse 2 plane touched down at Lehigh Valley International Airport earlier this week, and now you can see it up close.

Allentown police arrest fugitive walking his dog


Authorities find five handguns, nearly $5,000 in cash and 'several pounds' of pot in his apartment

Allentown School Board passes 2016-17 proposed budget calling for no tax increase


The Allentown School Board Thursday evening gave its stamp of approval for the 2016-17 proposed budget that calls for a no tax increase.

Lehigh Valley Planners Hear 2016 State of the Lehigh Valley’s Health Presentation


The Lehigh Valley’s healthcare system is more than adequate to diagnose, treat, and care for the sick, but does little to prevent illness in the first place and offering community support, according to a recent community health needs assessment profile on the region from the Lehigh Valley Health Care Council.

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