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John Brown

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Brown says he won't let council hold county hostage for 'political gain'

Northampton County's executive says county council members play politics when they protest his proposals.

New White House fence jumper

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White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental health problems, and has been arrested in a previous White House security breach, according to his father.

Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, barely made it onto the l...

Chris Christie

Pool

Christie 'tired' of minimum wage debate

Gov. Chris Christie has had enough of all this talk about the minimum wage -- in fact, he's "tired" of it.

Don Young Alaska high school remarks

KTUU

Congressman offends high school students

Rep. Don Young has never been known for mincing words, but his comments Tuesday regarding suicide to an Alaska high school took the "breath away" from his audience.

Obama gun shop display

KSTU

Utah gun shop stirs controversy with Obama display

A Utah gun shop is prominently displaying a target bearing a resemblance to both President Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden, and the shop's owner said he hopes the message attached to the target will resonate with those who see it.

STS-95_Florida_From_Space

NASA

Commissioners propose seceding from Florida

Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag.

Ottawa, Canada shooting

Peter Henderson

Washington monitoring Canada shootings

Washington -- one of the world's most secure cities -- is reacting cautiously following the attacks at Canada's Parliament Hill.

Obama on the phone with Putin

Pete Souza/The White House

Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month.

Ron Klain

CNN

Day one for Ebola czar

The seasoned Democratic operative President Barack Obama tapped last week to head his administration's Ebola fight got to work on Wednesday, though Ron Klain's new job is expected to unfold out of public sight.

Jeffrey Fowle at home

CNN

Fowle's emotional arrival home from N. Korea

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived back in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family.

Bristol Palin fight

Anchorage Police Department

Palins describe brawl in police recordings

Bristol Palin describes being dragged through the grass and called a series of obscenities during a massive brawl last month in recordings of Anchorage police interviews that CNN obtained through a public records request.

 

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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

Marty Melville/Pool/Reuters

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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Ex-Blackwater guards guilty in Iraq killings

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REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A jury in Washington convicts four former Blackwater security guards of killing 17 unarmed Iraqis seven years ago.

Alaska lawmaker's suicide remarks offend students

Don Young Alaska high school remarks

KTUU

Alaska Congressman Don Young took students' breath away during a recent visit to a Wasilla high school. But not for good reasons.

Bradlee had his feet firmly on the ground

Ben Bradlee interview

Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee discusses what it was like to report the Watergate scandal.

American teens stopped on their way to Syria

Teens arrested on way to Syria

Three teenage girls from a Denver suburb apparently bound for Syria to join extremists after the trio was stopped in Germany, U.S. officials said.

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  • 1983 Beirut Marine barracks bombing

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    On this day: October 23

    The Smurfs are born, the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut are hit by a truck bomb, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination is rejected, and the iPod is introduced, all on this day.

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Proposed Lower Saucon budget includes 22% tax hike

Lower Saucon Twp.
LOWER SAUCON TWP., Pa.

It looks like property owners in one Northampton County community are facing a significant tax increase.

Brown says he won't let council hold county hostage for 'political gain'

John Brown

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EASTON, Pa.

Northampton County's executive says county council members play politics when they protest his proposals.

Lehigh County commissioners adopt budget with $8 tax break

Lehigh County commissioners
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Lehigh County taxpayers were given a tiny tax break when the 2015 budget passed Wednesday night.

Easton solicitor: Scranton tax ruling has no bearing on city

Dave Hopkins, public works director, outlines improvement projects to Easton City Council
EASTON, Pa.

Residents and commuters are both subject to Easton's earned income tax, says the city's solicitor.

 
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