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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...

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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Yellen: Fed can't risk 'overheating the economy'

The Federal Reserve won't wait too long to raise rates.

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State department releases Clinton emails

The State Department released its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State on Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

The roughly 300 emails, about 850 pages, are par...

Rest Haven to be sold to a new buyer

Sale of Rest Haven proceeds in Schuylkill County

Schuylkill County commissioners unanimously approved the sale of the county's Rest Haven nursing home for $10.9 million Thursday.

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Obama pitches Iran plan at Adas synagogue

President Barack Obama on Friday strongly defended his intentions with Iran, telling congregants at the Adas Israel synagogue in Northwest Washington that his reputation is on the line if the country ends up securing a nuclear bomb.

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Poll finds Obama popularity on the upswing

President Barack Obama's popularity with the public is on the upswing, according to a new Gallup poll that found him enjoying is strongest approval rating in nearly two years.

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Hillary Clinton racks up rapper endorsements

A growing number of rappers are queuing up plans to make beautiful music with the front-runner Democratic presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton.

An early high-profile endorsement came from Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame, who announced his own cand...

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Gyrocopter pilot pleads not guilty

The man who piloted a gyrocopter onto the Capitol grounds last month to protest big money in politics has trumpeted his move, but on Thursday he pleaded not guilty to six federal charges against him.

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Jeb Bush gives New Hampshire woman massage

Salem New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce President Donna Morris was in for some unexpected caressing from likely Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush during Thursday afternoon's meet and greet.

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About 1,200 Clinton emails deemed 'personal'

More than 1,200 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned over to the State Department are personal and not part of the federal record, the government's chief records officer ruled.

 

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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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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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