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Julian Castro: Clinton emails a 'witch hunt'

Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems.

The Housing and Urban Development secretary accused GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of ...

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Kasich 'proud' of Cleveland protests

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hailing Cleveland example of how a city can peacefully protest during times of racial unrest, in this case in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer who shot and killed two black unarmed motorists.

"They should b...

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A Memorial Day test for Hillary Clinton

Jitters about Jeb, some praise for Rick Perry, the meaning of Hillary Clinton's holiday weekend parade march and some coming Democratic competition filled our Sunday trip around the "Inside Politics" table. Plus, a take from conversations with a coup...

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Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs amid outcry

Non-governmental organizations working in Russia awoke Sunday to a new reality -- that they operate now under a law that allows the government to prosecute them on the grounds they are 'undesirable.'

And those who work for such organizations could be...

ISIS fighters march in Syria

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Carter: Iraqis showed 'no will' in Ramadi

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since the key town of Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq's military as one major reason for the city's fall, in an exclusive interview on CNN's "State of the Union" aired Sunday.

"Wh...

South Korean women peace march

Women activists cross DMZ from North Korea

An international group of female activists crossed the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea on Sunday in a controversial effort to bring attention to the need for peace between the two nations.

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Clinton email dump won't stop Benghazi questions

The emails to 'H' don't contain a smoking gun, at least not yet.

That's hardly surprising since Hillary Clinton herself chose which emails to turn over to the State Department.

But the first batch of messages released from the now-notorious personal a...

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Senate blocks measures to extend NSA program

Opponents of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data successfully blocked multiple attempts in the Senate early Saturday morning to extend the expiring law that authorizes the program.

The developments, coming in a rare overni...

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A guide to the Patriot Act debate

Two years after Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency's secret collection of the data of millions of Americans' private communications, the bulk of those programs remain intact.

But the key section of the Patriot Act that the NSA used t...

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Ben Carson captures southern GOP straw poll

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson handily won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll on Saturday, the first major survey to take the temperature of the Republican presidential field in the south.

Senate passes trade bill

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Senate OKs 'fast track' trade promotion bill

After weeks of tense negotiations on Capitol Hill and heavy lobbying from the White House, the Senate Friday night cleared a major trade bill that is a top priority of President Barack Obama. The vote was 62 to 37.

 

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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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Joint chiefs chair breaks out in song

Joint chiefs chair sings

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey sings at a military event.

Obama: Israel has 'right to thrive'

Obama at synagogue

President Barack Obama speaks at a synagogue Friday just before he signs a bill into law that gives Congress the right to review and Iran nuclear deal.

Jeb Bush massages woman on campaign trail

Jeb Bush massage use

Like brother, like brother. Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush massages a New Hampshire official during a campaign stop.

Chinese military confronts US spy plane

Chinese and US face off in South China Sea

The military says Beijing is building manmade islands that could serve as launching points for sea battles against the U.S. and its allies.

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    On this day: May 24

    "Mary Had a Little Lamb" is first published, the Brooklyn Bridge opens, Major League Baseball gets lit up, Bob Dylan is born, and "Thelma & Louise" and "Braveheart" premiere in theaters, all on this day.

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Easton police seek man photographing kids at bus stop

EASTON, Pa.

Easton police are investigating a "suspicious situation" involving a man taking pictures of children at a school bus stop.

County Council threatens to sue exec over pay raises

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EASTON, Pa.

Northampton County Council Thursday night threatened to sue County Executive John Brown over pay raises he approved for some county workers.

Estimated cost of Quarry Park improvements exceeds $6 million

Conceptual plan for Lower Macungie Twp's Quarry Park
LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

The estimated cost of the much-debated Quarry Park project in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, has nearly doubled — to more than $6.2 million.

Upper Milford approves preliminary plan for Fields at Indian Creek

UPPER MILFORD TWP., Pa.

A planned 55+ community in Lehigh County got one step closer to construction Thursday night.

 
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