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Chris Christie, Bridget Anne Kelly

New Jersey Governor's Office

Former Christie allies plead not guilty

Two former associates of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to their alleged role in the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge as an act of political retribution.

Ben Carson

Can Ben Carson cure what ails America?

Ben Carson wants to convince voters that a doctor is best positioned to fix what's ailing America.

"I'm Ben Carson, and I'm a candidate for president of the United States," he told a crowd in his hometown of Detroit on Monday, making his presidential ...

Carly Fiorina

POOL

Carly Fiorina announces presidential bid

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced her candidacy for president on Monday, becoming the first declared female candidate to seek the Republican Party's nomination.

"Yes, I am running," Fiorina said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "I th...

President Barack Obama immigration

Pool

My Brother's Keeper enters new phase

From the campus of Lehman College in the Bronx New York today, President Obama will announce a spin-off of his already-existing "My Brother's Keeper" initiative into a new, non-profit foundation -- a clue into what work the president will take on in ...

Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton defends Clinton Foundation

Former President Bill Clinton dismissed the controversy over foreign donations to his family's foundation, saying in a testy interview that the charitable organization has "never done anything knowingly inappropriate."

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Ben Carson mom's health delays campaign events

Retired physician Ben Carson told Sinclair Broadcasting on Sunday night that he plans to announce his candidacy for president of the United States, but his campaign said Monday he'll reschedule a planned trip to Iowa to say goodbye to his ailing moth...

Obama fist bump

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Obama gives 'superhero' fist bump

President Barack Obama doesn't stop very often when he walks out of the White House to board Marine One.

But usually a little boy in goggles and superhero clothes isn't part of the press corps.

4-year-old Luca Martinez came to the South Lawn with his d...

Carly Fiorina 2

CNN

Does Carly Fiorina have foreign policy cred?

In 2007, then-CIA Director Michael Hayden was wrestling with a pressing question, one that would rattle the secretive organization long after his tenure: How, he wondered, could the U.S. spy agency continue to fulfill its mission in a society that in...

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Obama sells trade deal to House Democrats

President Barack Obama is promising his personal support to fellow Democrats who end up supporting a proposed Pacific trade deal that is controversial to many of his supporters.

North South Korea map

CNN

South Korean reportedly arrested in the North

A South Korean who lives in New Jersey was arrested last week for crossing into North Korea illegally, the North Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.

Won-moon Joo is a U.S. permanent resident and student living in Tenafly, New Jersey, accord...

Gov. John Kasich

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John Kasich: WH run 'looks pretty good'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that the likelihood he'll enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination "looks pretty good."

Kasich set up a political action committee to test the waters two weeks ago. He told Fox News Sunday that he'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, 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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Waitress gives Kansas gov. something to chew on

Tip the schools

KSNT, Chloe Hough

Topeka waitress Chloe Hough waited on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback when he ate at Boss Hawg’s Barbeque. Hough, whose family has been affected by Brownback’s education budget cuts, wrote on the tip line of the bill “tip the schools” rather than tip her. The photo has gone viral.

Supreme Court to hear gay marriage arguments

Gay marriage, Supreme Court

Pool

The debate over same-sex marriage moves to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, where justices will hear arguments about whether there's a constitutional right to such unions nationwide.

Loretta Lynch sworn in as US attorney general

Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch becomes the first African-American woman to be U.S. attorney general. She was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on Monday.

SNL comedian skewers all at gathering of Washington politicos

Cecily Strong delivered long string of one-liners

Pool

"Saturday Night Live" comedian Cecily Strong delivered a long string of political one-liners at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, sparing no one.

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    On this day: May 4

    Al Capone heads to prison, the first-ever Grammys are presented, the Ohio National Guard opens fire at Kent State, and the Unabomber receives four life sentences, all on this day.

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Postmaster general, Pottsville native addresses chamber

Megan Brennan -- United States Postmaster General

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RYAN TWP., Pa.

The first woman to serve as postmaster general of the United States returned to her hometown Friday.

2-way traffic returns to 700 block of Penn Street in Reading

Penn Street reopened

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READING, Pa.

Traffic is once again moving in both directions on a stretch of Penn Street in downtown Reading.

"Severely" intoxicated Bath man attacked nurses

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BETHLEHEM, Pa.

A drunk 25-year-old  Bath man threatened hospital nurses and punched one of them in the head before being retrained and arrested, report Bethlehem police.

Tenant sought for BARTA's Franklin Street Station in Reading

Franklin Street Station

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READING, Pa.

Nearly two years after its much-anticipated re-dedication, the restored Franklin Street Station in downtown Reading remains vacant.

 
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