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Clinton testifies on Benghazi attack

CNN

State Dept. to release Clinton emails Friday

The State Department released Friday its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State, 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 part o...

Janet Yellen

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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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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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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.

Waka Flocka Flame for Clinton

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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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CNN

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.

Hillary Clinton file

CNN

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.

US Capitol from the front

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Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

A free trade initiative that is pitting President Barack Obama against his own party cleared a major procedural hurdle in the Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday.

The 62-38 vote to end debate on the bill, moving it toward a final vote, was a vict...

Obama, Netanyahu

CNN

U.S. and Israel have worst inequality in the developed world

The U.S. and Israel have the worst inequality in the developed world, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Police patrol near the Capitol after a wild driver was shot

Taylor Hartz/BU News Service

Cops leave guns in bathroom, get new training

It should go without saying: Don't leave your gun in a public bathroom. Especially if you're Capitol Police. Especially if the gun can be found by a young child.

But the officers assigned to protecting Congress are now undergoing additional training ...

 

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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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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.

First lady shows off her routine in workout video

Michelle Obama

After being challenged by President Barack Obama on Twitter, first lady Michelle Obama demonstrates her top five workout moves.

Vice President: Create real relationships

Biden at Yale

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Vice President Joe Biden told Yale University graduates in Connecticut on Sunday not to use the word network as a verb and instead put people first.

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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.

Allentown's waterfront project becoming a reality

Allentown s waterfront project becoming a reality
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

It's been discussed for years but now it looks like Allentown's Waterfront project is becoming a reality

 
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