Jessica Padgett

DA plans news conference on missing Lehigh County woman

New details are expected to be released Wednesday afternoon in the case of missing mom Jessica Padgett.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

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Justice Ginsburg has stent placed in heart

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, underwent a heart procedure Wednesday morning to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

Mitt Romney, stand-alone head shot

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Romney tops crowded GOP field for 2016

Mitt Romney has said he has no plans to run for president a third time -- but that isn't stopping voters from wanting him to hit the campaign trail again.

President Obama making Ferguson remarks

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Poll: Obama's immigration policy popular, approach isn't

President Barack Obama's policy of halting deportations for the undocumented parents of children born in the U.S. is popular -- but his method for implementing it is not.

Only 26% of Americans think Obama's plan for those immigrants goes too far, whi...

Obama in Chicago

Obama: 'No sympathy' for violence in Ferguson

President Barack Obama said he has "no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities," urging protesters in Ferguson to avoid a second night of violence and fight instead for longer-lasting political changes.

Obama Ferguson comments

Obama rebuffs immigration hecklers

President Barack Obama told three people who repeatedly interrupted his latest speech on immigration to stop their yelling because he "just took an action to change the law."

President Obama making Ferguson remarks

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Obama urges peace after Ferguson decision

President Barack Obama called for calm Monday night, moments after a Missouri prosecutor announced there would be no indictment against the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

His measured tone stood in stunning contrast to the images o...

Obama, Hagel resignation

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Defense secretary leaving

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor.

Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary since February 2013, was forced out by President Barack...

President Obama speaks to Urban League

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Obama's balancing act on race

President Barack Obama -- who once famously declared "there is not a black America and a white America" -- is again feeling his way through a volatile debate over race that offers fresh evidence of the nation's enduring divisions.

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The City of Brotherly Love could host the DNC in 2016

The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that Philadelphia has been named one of three finalist cities competing to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Joe Lieberman

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Cruz floats Lieberman to replace Hagel

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is floating an unexpected option to take over for outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat turned Independent from Connecticut.

Rand Paul

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Japanese lawmakers slam Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul is receiving blowback from some of his Japanese-American colleagues after using World War II Japanese internment camps to describe what happens when a chief executive oversteps their power.

 

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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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GOP backlash over Obama immigration action

GOP immigration backlash

President Barack Obama is out trying to sell his new immigration message, but Republicans insist he's gone too far. 

Obama eases families' deportation fears

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CNN's Suzanne Malveaux looks President Barack Obama's new immigration rules and how they could affect families in Las Vegas area.

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    On this day: November 26

    Thanksgiving Day becomes an official holiday, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is published, the NHL is formed, "Casablanca" premieres, and the Concorde lands for the last time, all on this day.

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Palmer supervisors present "Heroism Awards" to 3 women for saving life

Chairman Colver presents heroism awards to Ariel Shulman, left and Jackie Tornabene, center
PALMER TWP., Pa.

Three local women were honored for saving the life of a 42-year-old Palmer woman who suffered a heart attack in October.

Chene Mejias pleads guilty to killing grandfather

Chene Mejias

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Chene Mejias pleaded guilty to third degree murder Tuesday in Lehigh County Court.

Public expresses frustration with alternative education at Reading SB meeting

Reading School District board meeting
READING, Pa.

Discontent with the Reading School District's alternative education program resurfaced Tuesday night for the third month in a row.

Farms, open space and natural resource areas flourish in Warren County

Warren County Freeholders meeting
BELVIDERE, N.J.

Corey Tierney, director of the Warren County Land Preservation Department, presented the 2014 land preservation report Tuessday evening to the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

 
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