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Romney not running in 2016

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will not make a third run for president, he told supporters on a Friday morning call, saying he believes it's "best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity" to become the nominee.

Obama sequestration remarks

CNN

Obama unveils new medical research initiative

President Barack Obama on Friday announced the details of his "Precision Medicine Initiative," a proposal aimed at pushing the U.S. to the forefront of cutting edge medical treatments.

The initiative "will leverage advances in genomics, emerging metho...

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Kerry fined for not shoveling snow from sidewalk

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been fined for not clearing snow from the sidewalk by his house.

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Federal investigators eyeing state treasurer as he steps down

Federal authorities are looking into the campaign-related activity of Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord, who says he is stepping down from the job after six years.

Santorum speaks to followers

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Santorum staffing up in South Carolina

Rick Santorum is expanding his nonprofit to the all-important early primary state of South Carolina, a move that's certain to heighten speculation over his potential presidential run.

South Carolina GOP strategist Jon Parker confirmed to CNN he plans ...

Obama, D-Day 70th anniversary

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Sequester that everyone hates is hard to replace

There's one thing Democrats and Republicans agree on: It's time to get rid of the forced spending cuts known in Washington as the sequester.

But reaching a deal on the next question -- what exactly to replace the cuts with -- will require yet another ...

Lindsey Graham presidential run

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Graham: 'I'm tired of just complaining'

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he is testing the waters on a presidential run because he is sick of hearing himself complain.

"I complain a lot and also have some solutions. I'm tired of just complaining and now ready to try to lead. Whether or not there is...

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Klan leader 'just might' run against Scalise

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke suggested on Wednesday he might primary Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, after Scalise distanced himself from an event hosted by Duke's white nationalist group.

During an interview on the Jim Engster Show,...

US soldier, Afghanistan

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Key data on Afghan reconstruction withheld

The U.S. military has, for the first time, classified key data about reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, in a move that has frustrated one government watchdog and left the public in the dark on billions in spending.

The agency tasked with overseein...

Bowe Bergdahl release

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Pentagon: Bergdahl detainee returned to fight

The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location i...

Gitmo, Guantanamo Bay

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WH: No, Castro, you can't have Gitmo back

Just over a month after the release of American aid worker Alan Gross from a Cuban prison ushered in a new era between Washington and Havana, the relationship is facing a new chill.

 

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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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Report: WH drone operator was drinking

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There are new allegations against the operator of a drone that crashed on the White House grounds.

Obama talks about drone crashing on White House lawn

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One day after a drone crashed at the White House, President Barack Obama reiterated the need to regulate the industry as the recreational and commercial use of drones expands.

Secret Service recovers 'device' at White House

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a "device" found on the White House grounds. President Obama and the first lady are currently in India.

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    On this day: January 30

    An assassin's misfires spare President Andrew Jackson, "The Lone Ranger" debuts on radio, Gandhi is assassinated, The Beatles hit the roof for one last gig, and the first computer virus is written, all on this day.

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ASD directors OK lease for new high school

Allentown School board
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown School District approved a five-year lease for a new career high school.

Male bison born at Trexler Nature Preserve may move to NY

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Lehigh County soon may donate a young member of its bison herd to a zoo in upstate New York.

Lehigh County hopes crime starts to pay

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Who says crime doesn’t pay? It might start paying more in Lehigh County.

Army vet recalls infamous WWII Nazi massacre in Belgium

Veteran Harold Billow
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Former World War II US Army battalion corporal Harold Billow still can't believe how lucky he is after all these years.

 
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