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Pa. Gov. Wolf vetoes liquor-privatization bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has rejected a Republican-backed bill to privatize the state-controlled sales of wine and liquor amid a budget standoff.

Greek bank

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Greece's hard choice: More austerity or collapse

Greece is facing a hideous choice: A third massive international bailout with strict austerity attached, or economic collapse.

no to austerity greece

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The Greek crisis...in 2 minutes

If you're just catching up to it, here are the latest developments - and what you need to know. Last updated: July 2, 12:45 pm ET (4:45 pm GMT).

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Barack Obama, Jeb Bush unite on guacamole

Despite their differences, there is one issue that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and President Barack Obama do agree on: No peas in their guacamole, please.

Donald Trump Miss Universe

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Reelz channel rescues Trump's Miss USA pageant

Days after the Miss USA pageant was dropped by Univision and NBC, the July 12 event has found a new home on television, the Reelz channel.

Scott Walker Wisc

CNN

Walker sets July 13 announcement

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to make his White House bid official Monday, July 13, in the Milwaukee suburb Waukesha.

George Pataki

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Pataki seeks to pressure GOP field over Trump

Republican presidential candidate George Pataki is hoping to grab some of the spotlight fellow candidate Donald Trump is occupying, by pressuring the rest of the field to…

Episcopal bishops

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Episcopal Church to allow same-sex marriages

The Episcopal Church says it will permit weddings for same-sex couples after members approved the change at a meeting of its governing body.

The decision by the church, which has…

Obama Pinckney

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Donald Trump offers rare praise for Obama

Bombastic GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump offered a rare spot of praise for President Barack Obama on Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. He also said…

Calvin Coolidge, Washington Nationals Presidents Race

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Nats to add Coolidge as newest 'Racing President'

Move over, George Washington. There's a new president in town. At Nationals Park, more specifically.

Pennsylvania Capitol building - sunny day

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Budget meeting between Pa. Gov. Wolf, lawmakers ends quickly

A budget meeting between Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and the state's legislative leaders ended less than a half-hour after it began.

 

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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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Brash brothers: Chris Christie vs. Donald Trump

Chris Christie presidential announcement

CNN

CNN's Dana Bash looks at Chris Christie vs. Donald Trump, both straight-talking GOP presidential candidates looking to separate themselves from the pack of 2016 contenders.

Chris Christie announces presidential run

Chris Christie presidential run

CNN

Gov. Chris Christie announces his presidential run.

Trump's Mexican remarks lead to Chicago protests

Trump in Chicago

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Demonstrators protested outside Donald Trump's campaign event in Chicago Monday after the GOP presidential candidate made disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants.

Donald Trump: 'I'm giving up millions to run'

Donald Trump

Donald Trump talks about his relationship with the other presidential nominees and how much money he is giving up to run for president.

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    On this day: July 2

    A president is shot, a Supreme Court justice is born, aliens land -- or not -- and an acting legend passes, all on this day.

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Eight more lives to go?

Rescued cat
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J.

You've heard of firemen rescuing kittens trapped in trees, but how about police saving a cat trapped under the hood of a pick-up?

Rash of car break-ins, thefts hit Chester, Montgomery counties

Rash of car break-ins and car theft in several communities
LOWER POTTSGROVE TWP., PA

Police are sounding the alarm about a rash of car break-ins and cars being stolen in chester and montgomery counties.

Northampton County scrambles to fix pay raise error

 John Brown, county executive, addresses Northampton County Council
EASTON, Pa.

County council on Wednesday night formally signed off on 5 percent pay raises for court-appointed, non-professional workers and youth care workers.

Quakertown begins planning for community center

Quakertown Council advances with plans for community center
QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

Plans are under way for the Borough of Quakertown to offer its residents a community center focused on senior citizens and youth.

 
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