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Israeli leader seeks to bolster ties with Jordan

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Netanyahu calls U.S. trip 'crucial'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described his polarizing trip to Washington as "crucial" as storm raged over his planned speech to Congress. He boarded a flight in Tel Aviv Sunday.

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Rand Paul wins 2015 CPAC straw poll

Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll for the third year in a row on Saturday, with 25.7% of the vote, event organizers announced Saturday at the National Harbor, Maryland, Confab.

But the biggest winner of the st...

Elizabeth Warren

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Republicans agree with ... Elizabeth Warren?

At first glance, they could easily fit in at an Elizabeth Warren rally. They want to break up the big banks. They don't trust Wall Street and bemoan its outsized role in politics. They are worried about the growing gap between the poor and the rich.

US, Cuba discuss normalizing relations

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Cuba talks terror list a sticking point

U.S. and Cuban delegations struck a tone of measured optimism coming out of talks Friday at the State Department on the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania

Some towns in New York's Southern Tier are raising the idea of seceding to Pennsylvania.

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6 questions about Netanyahu's visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is just days away from landing in Washington, where a storm is raging over his plans to address a joint session of Congress.

A few dozen Democrats plan to skip the speech, the White House isn't done blasting t...

Separating fact from political fiction

House of Cards: separating fact from political fiction

A former State Representative helps to explain fact from fiction in our government.

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Janet Yellen meets with conservatives

Janet Yellen met Friday with conservative economists and activists who shared concerns about the potential negative impact of keeping interest rates low for too long.

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India 'about to take off,' government says

"India is about to take off." That was the bold declaration from India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as he delivered his first full-year budget since his party won a resounding victory at the polls last May.

John Boehner at news conference

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Hill fight features rumblings of Boehner coup

House Speaker John Boehner faces a looming threat from conservatives to oust him as speaker, and it's tying his hands on funding the Department of Homeland Security.

Congress passed a one-week extension of funding just hours before the deadline on Fri...

Jeb Bush, February 2014

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Jeb Bush survives -- and thrives -- at CPAC

Jeb Bush didn't just survive his journey into the conservative bear pit. By the end, he actually seemed to be enjoying it.

The former Florida governor's troubled relationship with grassroots conservatives is no secret. He is at odds with much of the R...

 

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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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Sen. Rand Paul addresses CPAC

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Congress approves funding for Homeland Security Department

Homeland Security shutdown avoided

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With a vote of 357-60, the U.S. House of Representatives decided to fund the Department of Homeland Security for a week.

Congress scrambles as DHS shutdown looms

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Two attempts by Congress to fund DHS failed Friday ahead of a midnight deadline. Polo Sandoval reports.

Walker says protesters prepared him for global issues

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his home-state battles against labor unions prepare him to take on terrorism -- but he denies he's comparing the two.

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    On this day: March 1

    Salem is gripped by witch hysteria, Yellowstone becomes the world's first national park, the Lindbergh baby is kidnapped, and the Watergate Seven are indicted, all on this day.

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Monroe County man nabbed for store robbery

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POLK TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police have arrested an Effort man for the Tuesday afternoon robbery of a Monroe County convenience store.

Santander Arena set to host 6 events in 6 days

Santander Arena -- snow on ground

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READING, Pa.

Over the next six days, periods of rest may come few and far between for the staff at the Santander Arena in Reading.

Man with scissors accused of attacking woman

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BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Twenty-seven-year-old Juan Rivas III has been charged with attacking his girlfriend while armed with a scissors.

ASD rebounds from fire at Cleveland Elementary School

ASD prepares temp space for Cleveland Elementary students
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The fire that lit through Cleveland Elementary School on Tuesday morning may have knocked the students, staff and administrators down, but not out.

 
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