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House rejects temporary DHS funding bill

A Washington fight over immigration is poised to cut off funding for the Department of Homeland Security and leave border agents, TSA screeners and tens of thousands of other federal workers charged with keeping the homeland safe working without pay ...

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Barack Obama: 'I loved Spock'

President Barack Obama added himself to the long list of those remembering beloved actor Leonard Nimoy -- who died earlier today at the age of 83.

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Walker blames media for comparing workers to terrorists

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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WH gets confrontational toward Netanyahu

The White House has significantly lowered the level of representation it is sending to the annual conference of a large pro-Israel lobbying group, as tensions between the U.S. and Israel continue to mount.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice and U.S....

Netanyahu in Jerusalem

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34 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress next week has further strained an already tense relationship with President Barack Obama.

And a number of top Democrats --- including Vice President Joe Biden, whose job...

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GOP isn't sold on a woman in the White House

Republicans know women will be crucial to winning the presidency -- they're just not clamoring for a woman to be in the White House.

Conservative women gathered here at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference bristled -- sometimes vehement...

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Salisbury will introduce new zoning law and get rid of old firearms laws

Salisbury Township intends to introduce a new zoning ordinance and get rid of a couple of old firearms laws on the same night next month.

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Hoyer calls McCarthy a 'coward,' apologizes

Tempers flared on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday night when the No. 2 House Democrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer, called House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy a "coward."

McCarthy had just updated members on plans for a vote on a three-wee...

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Christie uses CPAC to position himself against Bush

Last May, in a radio interview, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said it would be "stressful" to campaign against Jeb Bush if both men run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

"Because I consider Jeb a friend," Christie said. "And he's b...

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6 Republicans to watch in DHS fight

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's push to move past the battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security could put several fellow Republicans in a tough spot.

McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, could soon hold a vote on legislation that ...

Loretta Lynch hearing

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Cruz fails to derail Attorney General nominee

President Obama's nominee to be attorney general cleared a key hurdle on her way to confirmation Thursday, gaining support from three Republicans.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to move Loretta Lynch's nomination to the full Senate floor fo...

 

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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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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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Boehner kiss at media

House Speaker John Boehner responds to reporter's questions with kisses.

CPAC speaker: 'I'm not ready for Hillary'

Ben Carson, CPAC 2015

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Conservative Political Action Conference speaker Dr. Ben Carson takes a shot at Hillary Clinton during his speech on Thursday.

Where do presidential pens come from?

Presidential veto pens

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Meet the Rhode Island company that makes pens for presidents.

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    On this day: February 27

    Saccharin is accidentally discovered, the 22nd Amendment is ratified, Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy, and Mister Rogers dies, 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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