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Senate control hinges on turnout

Democrats are heading into next week's election facing tough odds and their chances depend almost entirely on whether they're successful in encouraging women and African-Americans to vote.

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Apology, geography lesson follow debate

Turns out the "gotcha" moment in Thursday's New Hampshire debate wasn't so clear cut.

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New Jersey gov coins term: 'Rancho Christie'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his verbal beat down of a heckler from earlier this week, saying he's not the kind of person to sit back and let people "be rude."

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Jenny Sanford has a lot to say about 'Mark'

Jenny Sanford, the ex-wife of former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, is "happy to speak about Mark."

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Battle for Congress hits final stretch

The battle for control of Congress is entering a final, frantic five-day stretch that favors Republicans but has room for plenty of surprises that could determine which party will run the Senate.

Iowa Caucus

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Next generation door-knocking in war for votes in Iowa

The polls are tight, the ads are flooding the airwaves, the harsh rhetoric is rising, and the surrogates are stumping hard all over the state.

Kay Hagan

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8-year-old tells NC Senate candidates to be nice

An 8-year-old North Carolina girl is sick of the heated Senate race where more than $100 million has been spent on mostly negative TV ads.

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Ebola battle brewing, Obama heads to Maine

When President Barack Obama visited Maine on Thursday, he didn't come within 300 miles of the nurse protesting her state-mandated Ebola quarantine.

But he has inserted himself in the middle of a growing debate between the federal government and state...

Reading voters asked to answer 7 questions on city ballot

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Reading voters asked to answer 7 questions on city ballot

Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, and those in Reading will find seven questions on the ballot.

Thomas Menino

Reuters

Longest-serving Boston mayor, Thomas Menino, dies at 71

Thomas Menino, who retired this year as the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday morning after a battle with cancer, according to his spokeswoman, Dorothy Joyce. He was 71.

Menino, who presided over the city's highly lauded urban ren...

Obama golfs with Ahmad Rashad former NFL player

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Michael Jordan trashes president's golfing ability

NBA legend Michael Jordan trash-talked President Barack Obama's golf game, telling Ahmad Rashad in an interview earlier this week the president is a "sh***y golfer."

 

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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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Midterm elections: 5 reasons to pay attention

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Election Day is less than one week away, and even if your ballot isn't cast in one of the major races, there are plenty of reasons to take notice.

Lindsey Graham jokes about whites, Baptists

Senator Lindsey Graham

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South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham uses the "F-word" to describe the government, and cracks jokes about whites and Baptists during a private gathering.

Christie to heckler: 'Sit down and shut up'

Chris Christie shut up

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells a heckler to "sit down and shut up."

Obama on Ebola: America 'not defined by fear'

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President Obama urged state officials not to panic about Ebola, saying America is "not defined by fear" and shouldn't be quarantining people.

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    On this day: October 31

    The first All Hallows' Evening is celebrated, Nevada becomes a state, Harry Houdini dies, Mount Rushmore is completed, and the Vatican apologizes to Galileo, all on this day.

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Township fails to seek required LVPC review of new traffic study law

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Lehigh County’s Hanover Township may face legal challenges from developers.

The Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge has reached 90% completion

Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge
EASTON, Pa.

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has announced that the Easton-Phillipsbug Toll Bridge Rehabilitation Project is now 90% completed and round-the-clock travel restriction through the work area could end before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

U.S Senator Bob Casey releases statement on capture of Eric Frein

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U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has released a statement following the capture of suspect Eric Frein. It reads as follows:

Gov. Corbett announces Mcare assessment down almost 50% for 2015 coverage

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HARRISBURG, Pa.

Gov. Tom Corbett today announced that Pennsylvania physicians and hospitals will see significant savings in the cost of the catastrophic level of medical malpractice insurance coverage next year.

 
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