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McCain slams Russia over Syria campaign

A day after Russia's prime minister spoke of a renewed "Cold War" between his country and the West, a senior U.S. senator accused Moscow of treating Syria "as a live-fire…

Antonin Scalia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Scalia-Ginsburg friendship bridged opposing ideologies

Polar opposites on the bench, Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a long, deep, an unexpected friendship.

Ginsburg remembered her "best buddy" as someone who both…

Supreme courthouse

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Whom could replace Justice Antonin Scalia?

President Barack Obama plans to nominate a new Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia, despite Senate Republican leaders indicating that person will not get a…

Republican debate, Feb. 13, 2016


CBS Republican debate: Highest rating this year

So much for the idea of "debate fatigue."

Barack Obama

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Obama talks Syrian conflict with Putin

President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his air campaign against Syrian opposition forces during a phone call Saturday, the White House said.

Ben Carson's Stalin quote found lacking

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Ben Carson's Joseph Stalin quote distraction

Ben Carson referenced a line he said came from Joseph Stalin, a quote that's believed to have gained prominence as a conservative social media meme, during his closing statement…

Cruz (left) and Rubio debate in Iowa Jan. 28, 2016

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Rubio accuses Cruz of lying

Marco Rubio says Ted Cruz is a liar -- accusing the Texas senator of false attacks over same-sex marriage, Planned Parenthood, immigration, campaign tactics and more.


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Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies at 79

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on…

George W. Bush July 2015

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Jeb on W: 'My brother will help a lot'

Jeb Bush said campaigning with his brother, former President George W. Bush, tomorrow could help save his presidential campaign.

Jeb Bush in Iowa

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Bush: Senate should reject an Obama Supreme Court nominee

Jeb Bush said he fully expects President Barack Obama to send a Supreme Court nominee to the Senate. And he expects the Senate to reject that nominee.

South Carolina Republican speaks in March 1969

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The Senate tradition at issue when replacing Scalia

After the news of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death broke, Senate GOP leaders immediately made it clear they will not confirm a nominee from President Barack Obama to…


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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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Scalia's death ignites political battle

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at age 79, igniting a political fight over who will replace him on the nation's highest court.

Scalia's death shades GOP debate

Moment of silence for Scalia at GOP debate

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The latest Republican presidential debate was shaded by the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Trump threatens to sue Ted Cruz

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The fight for the first-in-the-south primary is heating up between candidates in both parties.

Democratic race heats up post-debate

Sanders Clinton at debate

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders return to the campaign trail.

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On this Day

  • Jackie Kennedy, 1962 White House TV tour

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    On this day: February 14

    Saint Valentine dies a martyr, President Polk has his picture snapped, Al Capone sends his foes a violent Valentine's Day message, and Jackie Kennedy invites TV viewers inside the White House, all on this day.

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Bangor police searching for home invasion suspects


Police in Bangor, Northampton County are on the hunt for three males who ran off after a botched home invasion.

Kids with special needs receive VIP treatment at prom

Kids with special needs receive VIP treatment at prom

At a special prom in Bechtelsville Friday night, everyone was named prom king and queen

A tasty morsel of history

A tasty morsel of history

The sweet scents coming from an Emmaus bakery smell like history - 200 years of it, in fact

For Valentine's Day, local glass artist touching hearts and blowing them too

For Valentine s Day local glass artist touching hearts

This Valentine's Day Weekend, a Lehigh County business is showing its heart by partnering with a local nonprofit to bring smiles to children

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