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Reporter targeted by 'Trump trolls'

The hate just keeps coming. Nearly a week after GQ magazine published her profile of Melania Trump, Julia Ioffe continues to receive vile tweets and comments, many of which…

Admiral William McRaven

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Architect of bin Laden raid: The anxious moments

The man who was the architect of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in the suburbs of a Pakistani city was getting anxious.


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This Brooklyn high school produced Sanders

Once upon a time in a high school in Brooklyn, Sen. Bernie Sanders was a champion long-distance runner and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a baton twirler.

Hillary Clinton in PA

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Hillary Clinton confronts past coal comments

As Hillary Clinton's motorcade rolled down the rainy, windy roads that head into a small West Virginia town Monday, the former secretary of state's campaign knew she was driving…

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Obama barnstorms for stalled nominee Garland

The Senate may be in recess, but the White House and allied groups are working hard to keep the pressure on the chamber's Republicans to hold a hearing and a vote for the…

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Cruz on Obama: He's got game

Ted Cruz doesn't have many nice things to say about President Barack Obama, but he apparently appreciates the president's ability to shoot hoops.

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More women join parliament in Iran

Iran President Hassan Rouhani took to Twitter over the weekend to praise the fact that 17 women will be part of the country's new parliament, according to the Islamic Republic…

Sanders and Clinton March 9

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Clinton and Sanders spar over joint fundraising efforts

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaign spent part of Monday fighting over how much money the front-runner's operation has actually raised for state parties, with Sanders'…

Final five candidates

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U.S. agrees Clinton, Trump headed for faceoff

Americans don't agree on much in politics these days, but a new poll finds broad majorities in agreement that the front-runners for the Republican and Democratic nominations for…

Ted Cruz, Donald Trump

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Trump jabs Cruz for not aiding fallen Fiorina

Donald Trump called out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Monday for not noticing when his running mate Carly Fiorina fell off the stage at a campaign event.

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Earnest defends Wilmore's N-Word use at dinner

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended comedian Larry Wilmore's use of the N-word word in his remarks at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.


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The history of the U.S. president

Barack Obama

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Today is President's Day! Do you know how many children Jimmy Carter has? What religion did Chester Arthur practice? Find out more information about past and present U.S. presidents here.

Greatest moments in presidential speeches

George W. Bush

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Presidential speeches can be memorable for many reasons: they can capture the nation's mood after a tragedy; they can issue warning; they can be a call to action. This September 11th is the 11th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. Listen to Bush's famous 9/11 speech, as well as many others and see how many lines you recognize from these famous presidential speeches.

Who said it? Memorable quotes from inaugural speeches

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Through periods of war, peace, depression or prosperity, Inauguration Day always has stood as a time of hope and new beginnings in the United States. Do you remember who said what? Test your knowledge here!

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Animation of bin Laden raid

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Watch an animation of the attack on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan in 2011.

Obama on the best chance to get bin Laden

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Obama reflects on Bin Laden raid on the 5th anniversary of the operation.

US cruise goers dock in Havana

US cruise ship ports in Havana


For the first time in nearly 40 years, a cruise ship from U.S. to Cuba arrives in the Port of Havana today.

Candidates not giving up without a fight

Candidates remaining


Only a few contests remain as the 2016 election primary season enters the home stretch. Nearly 64 percent of all Democratic delegates and 79 percent of all Republican delegates have been allocated. While the frontrunners take aim at each other, the other candidates aren't giving up without a fight.

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On this Day

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    On this day: May 2

    Leonardo da Vinci dies, Lou Gehrig sits out a game for the first time in 14 years, the Soviets capture Berlin, and a version of "The Scream" sells for a record amount at auction, all on this day.

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Palmer eyes Pittsburgh firm for its new comprehensive plan


Palmer Township officials are getting ready to blow the dust off the old comprehensive plan for where the township is headed in the next 10 years or so.

Ironton Rail-Trail agreement forwarded in Whitehall

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The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners moved several ordinances and resolutions to next week's regular board meeting Monday night.

Bethlehem Township commissioners approve vacation buybacks for non-union employees


Bethlehem Township commissioners on Monday night approved vacation buyouts for six non-union township employees — some who had received in excess of 300 hours’ vacation in 2014 — who lost time with the adoption of the new paid-time-off policy.

Cow's head left at sanctuary for cows in Monroe County

Cow s head left at sanctuary for cows in Monroe County

Two Tannersville residents have been charged with ethnic intimidation and more for leaving the head of a cow at the sanctuary for cows near Stroudsburg.

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