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GOP presidential campaign season gets unofficial start

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Protesters interrupt Perry, Christie in Iowa

A man was arrested Saturday at a conservative gathering widely considered the kickoff event for the 2016 Republican presidential race in Iowa.

Marco Malagon, 32, was part of a group of protesters who interrupted Rick Perry's speech at the Iowa Freedom...

Republicans unofficially kick off 2016 presidential campaign season

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2016 Republican race kicks off with long day in Iowa

The 2016 Republican presidential race in Iowa got its unofficial start Saturday with a marathon of speeches, giving close to a dozen potential candidates a chance to connect with caucus-goers.

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Palin 'seriously interested' in 2016

With a Clinton, a Bush and a Romney all seriously teasing presidential runs, why not a Palin?

Why not, indeed.

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate was asked by ABC News if she's interested in running for th...

Marco Rubio

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Team Rubio message: Ready to run

Sen. Marco Rubio is on track to run for president if he decides to jump in the race, an aide tells CNN.

Barack Obama

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Obama keeps the lights on bright idea

President Barack Obama hosted 200 mayors at the White House Friday during the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter meeting, and called on local leaders to upgrade 1.5 million street lights to high efficiency LEDs.

The announcement is a continuation of the...

Obama Israel - With Kerry

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Netanyahu snub takes relations to new low

President Barack Obama and U.S. officials were completely blindsided by the announcement that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will come to Washington to address a joint session of Congress this spring -- a move that's rattled the White Hous...

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YouTubers interview Obama and things get weird

In his successful effort to connect to a younger audience, President Barack Obama sat down with, and took questions, from three YouTube stars.

US troop advisors Iraq

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Will US advisers move to Iraqi front lines?

The upcoming Iraqi assault to retake Mosul from ISIS control could include U.S. military advisers near the front lines.

U.S. military leadership has held open the possibility it would recommend moving advisers closer to combat lines. As the key Mosul ...

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Supreme Court to review lethal injection

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up a case concerning the lethal injection protocol that left an inmate in Oklahoma to die slowly and gasping for breath last year.

The case, which is likely to be heard this term, was brought by inmates who c...

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Secret service debunks Clinton report

Hillary Clinton did not have 65 Secret Service agents protecting her in Canada on Wednesday, a Secret Service source told CNN, despite a report from a Canadian radio station to the contrary.

And the head of TCU Place, the venue for Clinton's event, no...

Marco Rubio in NH

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Rubio moving towards 2016 bid

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is moving forward with preparations for a potential presidential bid, bringing on a new finance director and planning a fundraising swing across California next week, CNN has confirmed.

Anna Rogers, currently the finance direc...

 

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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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YouTube stars interview President Obama

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In an attempt to connect to a younger audience, President Barack Obama sat down with, and took questions, from three YouTube stars.

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dead at 90

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Saudi Arabian authorities are preparing to bury their late king, in accordance with Islamic tradition. King Abdullah passed away Thursday at the age of 90.

Pre-schooler to Obama: 'What was your dream?'

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While talking to some kids at a pre-school in Kansas, President Barack Obama talks about wanting to be an architect when he was young.

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    On this day: January 25

    The Winter Olympics are born, the Battle of the Bulge comes to an end, Charles Manson is found guilty, the Iran hostages arrive home, and Egypt begins rising up, all on this day.

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Lower Saucon police seek hit-and-run driver

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LOWER SAUCON TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Lower Saucon Township police are looking for a man responsible for a hit-and-run accident that occurred Friday morning in the township.

Woman, 53, dies after car slid into other lane, hit by pickup

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STROUD TWP., Pa.

A Stroudsburg woman lost her life in a crash in Stroud Township, Monroe County on Thursday.

Lower Macungie votes down 2 options to pay for open space

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LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa.

The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners Thursday evening voted down two ways to pay for acquiring open space lands.

Slight tax increase possibly in the works for Quakertown Community SD

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QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

Residents of Quakertown Community School District may see a slight increase in their taxes next year.

 
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