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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 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...

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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

CNN

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.

Philadelphia skyline

AP

Philadelphia among finalists for Democrats' 2016 convention

Democrats have narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities.

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DNC

DNC 2016: New York, Philadelphia or Columbus

The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia and New York are the finalists to host the 2016 presidential nominating convention.

SEN LINDSEY GRAHAM

McCain encourages Graham to run for president

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President.

"I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," McCain, an Arizona Republican...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

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Texas readies challenge to immigration plan

Incoming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he expects to legally challenge President Barack Obama's new immigration action "in the next two weeks."

Abbott, currently the attorney general in Texas, said he's reaching out to other governors and top st...

Hillary Clinton

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Clinton has a 49-point lead in New Hampshire

Sixty-two percent of Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire say that if the primary were held today, Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive favorite for the Democrats' 2016 presidential nomination, would be their top choice, according to a Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm College poll released Monday.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Obama on 2016: Americans want 'new car smell'

After taking responsibility for his party's sweeping defeat in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama now says that he is aware that his brand has lost some of its luster.

 

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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

new immigration rules

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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  • Woody Woodpecker's debut, 1940 Knock Knock

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    On this day: November 25

    Woody Woodpecker makes his debut, the "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted, JFK is buried, The Band performs its "Last Waltz," and a British supergroup sings for Ethiopia, all on this day.

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Al Boscov - 1983

He's the peddler's son turned retail rock star: Albert Boscov transformed his family's modest, single store enterprise into a billion dollar department store chain.

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2nd and Penn Christmas tree

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READING, Pa.

The ongoing saga of Christmas trees in Reading continued Tuesday.

Bethlehem Township declares snow emergency

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Northampton County's Bethlehem Township is declaring a snow emergency,

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.

 
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