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Obama calls on only female reporters

President Barack Obama took eight questions during his Friday press conference --- and all of them from women journalists.

It was an unusual and deliberate move, considering the White House press corps has been historically dominated by men. Indeed, t...

Sony headquarters

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Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

President Barack Obama on Friday said that Sony Pictures made a mistake in canceling the release of a movie after a cyberattack from North Korean-backed hackers.

"I am sympathetic to the concerns that they face. Having said all that, yes, I think they...

Obama on Malaysia Airlines crash 7-18

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Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

President Barack Obama prodded Congress to eliminate the United States' decades-old Cuba embargo Friday, saying that improving relations with the communist country will help open its "hermetically sealed society" -- even if changes come in "fits and ...

James Franco

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Obama calls James Franco 'James Flacco'

While talking about the Sony hack during his end-of-year press conference, President Obama called actor James Franco "James Flacco."

Within a minute or two, there was already a parody Twitter account with @JamesFlacco thanking the president for the na...

Dianne Feinstein

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Sony hack renews cybersecurity push

White House Economic Council Director Jeff Zients pointed fingers at Congress on Thursday for not acting fast enough on cybersecurity legislation, in the wake of news that North Korea was behind the Sony Entertainment cyberattack.

"We're doing what w...

Senator John McCain

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McCain to hold hearing after Sony attack

Sen. John McCain, the incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will hold a hearing into the cyber attack on Sony Pictures in the first two weeks of the next Congress.

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Experts: North Korea's Sony hack only the beginning

The North Korean hack of Sony Pictures that unleashed proprietary information, leaked embarrassing emails and brought the multi-billion dollar company's operations to its knees was unprecedented. But cyber security and intelligence experts warn that ...

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Washingtonians bid farewell to Colbert

Comedian Stephen Colbert bid farewell on his final show Thursday night with the help of a pantheon of celebrities, including Washington notables and dignitaries.

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2016 Republicans slam Cuba announcement

President Barack Obama's historic move to loosen the U.S. embargo on Cuba set off an immediate clash with Republicans keen to use the dramatic foreign policy shift to further their own White House aspirations.

The announcement immediately threw two Fl...

Lebron James I can't breathe shirt

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Obama lauds LeBron's 'I Can't Breathe' shirt

President Barack Obama praised basketball star LeBron James for wearing an "I Can't Breathe" protest shirt during his pre-game warmup last week.

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Officials: Hackers stole Sony computer credentials

U.S. investigators have evidence that hackers stole the computer credentials of a system administrator to get access to Sony's computer system, allowing them broad access, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN. The finding is one reaso...

 

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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's end-of-year message

Obama end of year news conference

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President Barack Obama holds his year-end press conference at the White House.

Obama: 'Sony made a mistake'

Obama Sony made mistake

President Barack Obama said Sony "made a mistake" in halting the release of its film "The Interview" after hackers that the FBI has linked to North Korea stole the company's documents and threatened theaters that showed the film.

Pope on US-Cuba deal: 'This is noble work'

Pope Francis

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Pope Francis speaks out about the U.S.-Cuba deal he helped bring together.

Not everyone is happy with U.S.-Cuba thaw

Not everyone happy with Cuba

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The ringing of the bells in Havana signals a thaw in the Cold War-era feud between Cuba and the U.S. it’s a thaw that resulted in the repatriation of Alan Gross, imprisoned in Cuba for five years. Not everyone was happy with the news: Cubans who fled the Castro regime and now live in Florida protested the decision Wednesday in Miami.

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    On this day: December 19

    "A Christmas Carol" is first published, the NHL plays its first games, Apollo 17 splashes down, and the U.S. House impeaches President Bill Clinton, all on this day.

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COOPERSBURG, Pa.

Free radon test kits are available in the Coopersburg office of State Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton).

Allentown man charged for having sex with his mom

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

An Allentown man has been charged with sexually assaulting his own mother.

Lower Macungie homeowners getting $19 tax break — and two artificial turf field

Township engineer Bill Erdman was honored by commissioners

A controversial $3.3 million allocation to install two artificial turf fields spurred two of Lower Macungie Township’s five commissioners to vote against the 2015 budget Thursday night.

Former Phillipsburg band teacher pleads guilty to invasion of privacy

Phillipsburg teacher pleads guilty to invasion of privacy
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J.

A Phillipsburg, New Jersey, school teacher will lose his license for taking photos of some of his female students.

 
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