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Jeffrey Fowle at home

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Fowle's emotional arrival home from N. Korea

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family.

Bristol Palin fight

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Palins describe brawl in police recordings

Bristol Palin describes being dragged through the grass and called a series of obscenities during a massive brawl last month in recordings of Anchorage police interviews that CNN obtained through a public records request.

Obama Boehner golf

Reuters

The President's club: How golf took over the White House

American Presidents have come and gone -- but one club tends to unite them all.

So often a meeting point for the captains of politics and industry, the golf course has been one of the most popular friends of U.S. leaders since the early part of the 20...

Job fair

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Election issue: Why people still feel the economy stinks

U.S. unemployment is down. Consumer confidence is up. Inflation is low. Things are improving, yet Americans are still worried.

Obama Ukraine press conf

CNN

Obama's ISIS, Ebola 'mission creep'

President Barack Obama is loading new missions on the U.S. military with fast-expanding mandates and no certain end dates as he grapples with the threats posed by ISIS and Ebola.

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett

AP

Governor dropped from NCAA suit on Penn State fine

The NCAA has dropped Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett from its lawsuit over where Penn State's fine money should be spent.

Bethlehem City Council outlines process to replace Karen Dolan

The process is in place to replace a Bethlehem City Council member who has resigned.

Sen. Tom Coburn

CNN

'Wastebook': All that fits in pork barrel

Monkeys taught how to gamble and play video games. People paid to watch grass grow. Swedish massages given to rabbits. These are just a few examples from the 100 entry-long list in a book detailing government waste, compiled by retiring GOP Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.

Pa. Depart. of Revenue Sec., Dan Meuser speaks to with members of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Assoc.

Emmaus learns of state pension crisis

The public employee pension system in Pennsylvania is in need of repair, Emmaus residents learned Tuesday night.

Matt Olsen

CNN

Ex-official: U.S. lost track of terrorists

Ripping the cover off top-secret U.S. surveillance programs pushed foreign terrorists underground and out of intelligence services' reach, a former top intelligence official said Tuesday.

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Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, the charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has died. He was 93.

 

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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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Bradlee had his feet firmly on the ground

Ben Bradlee interview

Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee discusses what it was like to report the Watergate scandal.

American teens stopped on their way to Syria

Teens arrested on way to Syria

Three teenage girls from a Denver suburb apparently bound for Syria to join extremists after the trio was stopped in Germany, U.S. officials said.

Voter tells Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

Man jokes don't touch my girlfriend

WBBM

Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, President Barack Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé decided to joke around with the president.

On camera: Obama votes early in Illinois

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President Barack Obama went home to Illinois to cast a ballot ahead of Election Day on Nov. 4.

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  • First Blood, Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

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    On this day: October 22

    The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, The Supremes top the charts, and "First Blood" dominates the box office, all on this day.

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Jill Kelly McComsey named WomenHeart champion

Jill Kelly McComsey
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Jill Kelly McComsey, a Bethlehem lawyer who was struck with a heart attack "completely out of the blue" when she was 36 years old, has been named a WomenHeart champion after graduating from the 2014 national WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic.

Parkland promises modest tax increases for budget year 2015-2016

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

In a nutshell, Tuesday night's Parkland School District Board of Directors Workshop meeting centered around dough and doughnuts.

Easton eyes more big projects after City Hall, parking deck done

EASTON, Pa.

While work continues on the long-awaited new parking deck in downtown Easton, city officials are already talking about building another one.

Allentown Planning holds "Downtown on the Move" public workshop

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Meeting
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

People met in Allentown Tuesday night to help develop the downtown.

 
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