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GOP hopes class of black Republicans is trend

Election Night 2014 was more than a landslide win for congressional Republicans -- it was a historic moment for black Republicans in particular.

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Poll: Most Americans say things are going well

For the first time since 2007, a majority of Americans think things are going well in the nation, a new CNN/ORC International poll found.

Obama on Thanksgiving

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Obama Thanksgiving: Call troops, dine at WH

President Obama celebrated his favorite holiday -- Thanksgiving -- with phone calls to U.S. troops, something he often does to mark the holiday.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

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Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

A blockage was discovered after Ginsburg "experienced discomfort during rout...

Nancy Pelosi

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Pelosi: 14 million reasons why Schumer is wrong

Nancy Pelosi says there are 14 million reasons why Chuck Schumer is wrong.

In an intraparty feud about political strategy, the House minority leader called out the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader for saying on Friday that it was a mistake for Democrat...

Joe Biden pushing Buffett rule

Biden defends immigration in Irish op-ed

Vice President Joe Biden invoked his Irish heritage while making a full defense of President Obama's immigration action in an op-ed for IrishCentral, a news website based in New York.

Saying his ancestors traveled to the United States in the 1840s an...

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PA legislative district changes will impact Allentown

Significant geographic changes are in store as Allentown streamlines from four to two House legislative districts on Dec. 1.

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Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama on nominee

Elizabeth Warren is accusing President Obama of again putting Wall Street regulation in the hands of Wall Street insiders.

Obama pardons turkey 2014

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Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling."

Chuck Hagel

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White House struggles to find Hagel successor

The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was pushed out of the administration this week.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

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Tom Hanks to host DC Christmas Tree lighting

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, will co-host the National Christmas Tree lighting next week, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.

 

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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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Obama delivers Thanksgiving message

Obama's Thanksgiving address

President Barack Obama issues his weekly address, wishing a happy Thanksgiving.

Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey

Obama pardons turkey 2014

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Following tradition, President Barack Obama pardoned the Thanksgiving turkey today at the White House.

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    On this day: November 28

    Magellan reaches the Pacific, William Shakespeare gets hitched, the Grand Ole Opry debuts, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci defects, and Jeffrey Dahmer is killed in prison, all on this day.

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Reading's 'Charlie Brown' tree continues to draw national attention

'Ugly' Christmas tree lit in Reading

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READING, Pa.

Reading's official Christmas tree continues to generate a fair share of publicity across the country and around the world as the holiday season gets into full swing.

Stewie, the cat, is rescued from tree after two days

Plea to save Stewie a cat stuck up a tree
EASTON, Pa.

After two days stuck in a tree in Easton, a cat named Stewie has been rescued.

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You know the name, but do you know the man behind Boscov's?

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Volunteering at the Lehigh Valley Zoo
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa.

The Lehigh Valley Zoo is in need of volunteers.

 
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