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The 2 states Obama hasn't visited

He's visited steel mills in Indiana and movie studios in California; an oil spill in in Louisiana and a landslide in Washington State; military bases from New Jersey to Texas; even Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

When President Barack Obama spea...

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Iran nuclear talks: What they are discussing

American diplomats are in the final stretch of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

World powers, including the United States, want to curb Iran's nuclear program to keep it from developing a nuclear bomb, and Iran is eager to throw off th...

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Bush missed red flags in business scandal

There were plenty of red flags surrounding the company Jeb Bush was planning to join: lawsuits, bad headlines, even previously convicted drug dealers in top positions.

But somehow Bush seemed to miss them all in 2007 as he prepared to join InnoVida a...

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Obama makes first trip to Kenya as President

President Barack Obama is making his first trip to his father's native Kenya as president this summer, the White House announced Monday.

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Indiana governor illustrates GOP's gay rights challenge

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence got five cracks at answering the question that has triggered intense backlash against his state's new "religious freedom" law. The law allows individuals to assert in court that state laws and local ordinances violate their re...

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World leaders' passport details released

Personal details including the passport numbers of U.S. President Barack Obama and 19 other world leaders at last year's G20 summit were inadvertently released by Australia's immigration department, British newspaper the Guardian reported Monday.

An o...

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Pence: Indiana 'not going to change' law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says concerns that his state's new "religious freedom" law will allow businesses to turn away LGBT customers is the result of a "tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding."

But he refused Sunday to answer at lea...

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Boehner: New Iran sanctions 'very' quickly

House Speaker John Boehner says Congress will move "very" quickly to impose new sanctions against Iran if President Barack Obama isn't able to strike a deal to thwart the Middle Eastern country's nuclear ambitions.

And the Ohio Republican said he isn...

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Poll: Bush popular in GOP

Jeb Bush has the most support among Republicans, but several other 2016 contenders have room to grow in the eyes of primary voters, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.

Asked whether they'd consider voting for him for the Republican nomin...

Martin O'Malley

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Martin O'Malley challenges Hillary Clinton

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election. "Let's be honest here," O'Malley said. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families."

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Florida Republicans pushing Bush-Rubio ticket

A Florida "dream ticket," two nuggets about leadership questions in Congress and coming tests for Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich filled our final March trip around the "Inside Politics" table.

1. Another "Draft Warren" movement?

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

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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

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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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Indiana governor defends Religious Freedom Law

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Indiana governor Mike Pence claims his state's new Religious Freedom Law is misunderstood. Opponents say the measure will allow businesses to discriminate against gay customers on religious grounds.

Harry Reid: 'I'm not running for re-election'

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid releases a video on Friday saying he won't seek reelection in 2016.

Bergdahl saga still not over

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The night Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his post in the summer of 2009, he was 23 years old.

Indiana businesses: We’re open for everyone

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Indiana's religious freedom bill is on its way to the governor's desk. Businesses across the state are reacting by advertising that they’re open to everyone regardless of sexual orientation.

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On this Day

  • President Ronald Reagan's assassination attempt, 1981

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    On this day: March 30

    Henry VIII divorces his first wife, Vincent van Gogh is born, America agrees to buy Alaska from Russia, and President Reagan survives an assassination attempt, all on this day.

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New restaurant serves up more than just food

Mission BBQ ribbon cutting

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WYOMISSING, Pa.

A new restaurant in Berks County is serving a helping of gratitude to those who have served our country.

Half of Lafayette College campus loses electricity

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EASTON, Pa.

A malfunction in an electric substation cut off power to about half the campus at Lafayette College in Easton Monday afternoon.

ALDI announces plans for shuttered Bottom Dollar stores

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BATAVIA, Ill.

ALDI has completed its purchase of 66 former Bottom Dollar Food stores throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio.

Money available to help seniors

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A local non-profit is helping senior citizens save hundreds of dollars a month by taking advantage of state and local benefits.

 
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