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Cecily Strong delivered long string of one-liners

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Cecily Strong's top 10 WHCD jokes

"Saturday Night Live" comedian Cecily Strong skewered political candidates and news agencies Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

Ted Cruz addresses Christian forum on religious summit in Iowa

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Ted Cruz: Democrats home to 'liberal fascism'

Sen. Ted Cruz argued Saturday that Democrats have become so extreme and "intolerant" of religious views that "there is no room for Christians in today's Democratic Party."

Obama uses 'anger translator' for White House Correspondents Dinner monologue

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WHCD 2015: Obama's top 10 jokes

President Barack Obama had one motto Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner: take no prisoners.

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Clinton plans 3-state swing in May

Hillary Clinton's May schedule will include trips to Nevada and South Carolina, three days of fundraising in donor-heavy California, and, once those are finished, her first rally and campaign speech.

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Jindal says he'd attend same-sex wedding

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Saturday that his preference for what he calls the "traditional view of marriage" wouldn't stop him from attending the same-sex wedding of a loved one.

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Report: Officials struggled with post-9/11 warrantless surveillance

A newly declassified report on the Bush administration's post-9/11 warrantless surveillance program says U.S. intelligence officials struggled to assess its usefulness. The Obama administration released portions of the 2009 report on the program.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

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2016 Dem hopefuls converge on South Carolina

The rain fell relentlessly on the convention center in Columbia on Saturday as Democrats from all parts of South Carolina flooded their party's state convention to see some of the most notable potential candidates to seek the party's nomination for President in 2016. But the most notable candidate, Hillary Clinton, was conspicuously absent.

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Walker, Rubio spar over WH credentials

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hit back Saturday at potential GOP presidential rival Marco Rubio over the Florida senator's charge that there's "no way" a governor can be ready for president when it comes to foreign policy.

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Bruce Jenner comes out ... as a Republican

Bruce Jenner didn't just come out as a transgender woman Friday night --- he also came out as a Republican.

In a two-hour special aired on ABC, Jenner, 65, sat down with Diane Sawyer and revealed what has been speculated by the public for months. But ...

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US aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf

The USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the Persian Gulf Saturday to conduct what a U.S. defense official called routine maritime security operations, days after U.S. warships were deployed to the Yemeni coast to counter an Iranian convoy.

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Municipal pension woes have people talking in Harrisburg

They may not yet be at the forefront of policy debates at the Capitol, but Pennsylvania's municipal pension troubles are stirring more discussion than usual.

 

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

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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

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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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SNL comedian skewers all at gathering of Washington politicos

Cecily Strong delivered long string of one-liners

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"Saturday Night Live" comedian Cecily Strong delivered a long string of political one-liners at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, sparing no one.

President Obama uses 'anger translator' during WHCD monologue

Obama uses 'anger translator' for White House Correspondents Dinner monologue

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President Obama used 'anger translator' comedian Keegan-Michael Key to help him deliver his White House Correspondents Dinner monologue.

Obama: Hostages were killed during mission

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President Obama says two hostages were accidentally killed during a counterterrorism operation targeting an Al Qaeda compound in January.

Obama: Families deserve to know truth

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President Barack Obama says he declassified information about a mission that accidentally killed two hostages so their families and the public could know the truth over what happened.

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    On this day: April 26

    English settlers make their first landing in North America, John Wilkes Booth is shot and killed, an explosion rocks the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, and Lucille Ball dies, all on this day.

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More than 700 volunteer for Great Allentown Clean Up

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More than 700 volunteers helped pick up trash, sweep streets, and make things look a little nicer in Allentown.

Reading residents rally for peace

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READING, Pa.

Saturday, citizens in Reading drew attention to violent crimes in their area with a peace rally.

Jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket bought in Reading

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If you play the Pennsylvania Lottery's Match 6 Lotto and bought your ticket in Berks County, take a close look at your numbers.

Berks courthouse lanterns to receive $86K upgrade

Berks courthouse lanterns to receive 86K upgrade

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Two antique lanterns at the Berks County Courthouse have a bright future.

 
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