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Eric Holder

U.S. hits French company with record bribery fine

A French company has been hit with the largest ever U.S. criminal fine for foreign bribery, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.

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Poll: Obama gets thumbs down from troops

President Barack Obama has struggled with sagging approval ratings over the last year, but the commander-in-chief's numbers may have dropped further among active-duty troops.

Just 15% of active-duty servicemembers gave Obama a thumbs up in the annual ...

Chris Christie

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Christie: Tell Cuba to hand over cop killer

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate -- finally broke his silence on President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba in a letter to the President issued on Sunday.

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Sony hack: North Korea escalates war of words

The blame game over "The Interview" is intensifying.

At the heart of the widening controversy are North Korea's role in the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures and the studio's decision to pull the film amid threats against moviegoers.

The crisis ...

Gitmo, Guantanamo Bay

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Obama to do 'everything I can' to close Gitmo

President Barack Obama says he plans to push to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility during his final two years in office -- potentially fulfilling a major campaign promise that he hasn't yet accomplished.

"I'm going to be doing everything I c...

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McCain hits Obama on North Korea hack, Russia

President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain are once again at odds over national security: this time, it's over the North Korean cyberattack on Sony Pictures.

McCain rejected Obama's characterization of the North Korean hack as "an act of cyberva...

Obama end of year news conference

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Upbeat Obama bids goodbye to tough year

Barack Obama actually looks like he's having fun being president.

The commander-in-chief showed the world an unfamiliar face in a punchy end-of-year news conference Friday. He said he was energized and excited, and his bouncy body language suggested h...

Ben Carson

CNN

Inside the push to draft Ben Carson for president

John Philip Sousa IV has a mission: Convince a retired neurosurgeon with no political experience to run for President -- and then help him win.

Sousa, 67, launched a super PAC last year that has raised millions in an effort to urge Dr. Ben Carson to ...

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Columbia Pictures

Mad about N. Korea? Hack back, group says

Jo Jin-hye, who escaped North Korea, wanted to watch "The Interview." The comedy lampoons North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose dynasty she loathes.

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Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

President Barack Obama prodded Congress to eliminate the United States' decades-old Cuba embargo Friday, saying that improving relations with the communist country will help open its "hermetically sealed society."

Obama end of year news conference

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Obama calls on only female reporters

President Barack Obama took eight questions during his Friday press conference --- and all of them from women journalists.

It was an unusual and deliberate move, considering the White House press corps has been historically dominated by men. Indeed, t...

 

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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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Obama's end-of-year message

Obama end of year news conference

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President Barack Obama holds his year-end press conference at the White House.

Obama: 'Sony made a mistake'

Obama Sony made mistake

President Barack Obama said Sony "made a mistake" in halting the release of its film "The Interview" after hackers that the FBI has linked to North Korea stole the company's documents and threatened theaters that showed the film.

Pope on US-Cuba deal: 'This is noble work'

Pope Francis

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Pope Francis speaks out about the U.S.-Cuba deal he helped bring together.

Not everyone is happy with U.S.-Cuba thaw

Not everyone happy with Cuba

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The ringing of the bells in Havana signals a thaw in the Cold War-era feud between Cuba and the U.S. it’s a thaw that resulted in the repatriation of Alan Gross, imprisoned in Cuba for five years. Not everyone was happy with the news: Cubans who fled the Castro regime and now live in Florida protested the decision Wednesday in Miami.

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    Christmas tree lights are born, the Lincoln Tunnel opens, Alvin and The Chipmunks hit No. 1, the "Shoe Bomber" tries to take down a transatlantic flight, and "Don't ask, don't tell" is repealed, all on this day.

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A mixed media work by Matt Halm of Macungie has been selected as the People's Choice Award Winner in the inaugural ArtPop Lehigh Valley Billboard Competition.

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A police dog took down a thief trying to flee from the Target store in Lower Nazareth Township Thursday night.

Cristian Fuentes charged in hit-and-run death

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Cristian Fuentes has been arrested for the hit-and-run death of Thomas Daley, whom police found lying in the middle of a street on the night of Dec. 5 in Bridgeport, Montgomery County.

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Barry F. Miller of Phillipsburg has been indicted for several sexual assaults by a Warren County grand jury.

 
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