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Obama: We need more drone regulations

One day after a drone crashed at the White House, President Barack Obama reiterated the need to regulate the industry as the recreational and commercial use of drones expands.

"The drone that landed in the White House you buy in Radio Shack," Obama sa...

Bethlehem mother supports medical marijuana to help her son

Bethlehem mother supports medical marijuana to help her son

Medical marijuana legislation was reintroduced in the Pennsylvania Senate Tuesday and one Northampton County mom says it would help her son.

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Scott Walker creates new PAC ahead of 2016

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker waded closer to a presidential run Tuesday with the creation of a new political committee that will help him travel and raise money as he prepares for a potential White House bid.

The committee, "Our American Revival," is a...

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Lynch to face anti-Obama ire at hearing

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is a career prosecutor who spent her career notching high-profile courtroom victories and climbing to the top of the legal ranks of Brooklyn's U.S. attorney's office.

But on Wednesday, she'll walk into a Senate ...

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Alabama judge warns gov against gay marriage

Alabama's Supreme Court chief justice hand delivered a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday urging him to oppose the "tyranny" of federal court rulings that have used "specious pretexts" to rule against same-sex marriage bans.

"As of this date, 44...

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Michelle Obama shakes hands with Saudi king

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama made a quick stop in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah, and to hold meetings with the new leader, King Salman bin Abdulaziz. But one aspect of the encounter stood ou...

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Did Fox and NBC get Bowe Bergdahl story wrong?

Why did three separate military spokesman deny on Tuesday that a decision has been made to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion?

Because of an inflammatory Fox News segment and an anonymously-sourced NBC News story that sent reporters scrambling f...

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Dem says Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify to the House's select committee investigating Benghazi, the panel's Democratic ranking member told CNN on Tuesday.

Rep. Elijah Cummings said that Clinton agreed to testify before the comm...

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White House drops college savings proposal

The White House is giving up on a costly fight with Congress over the Obama administration's increasingly unpopular proposal to effectively end 529 college savings plans.

A White House official confirmed the move on Tuesday as fierce opposition to the...

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Obama's India trip: Bromance to Taj Mahal

A few days into any presidential foreign trip, once folks seem to have heard enough about the "what" and the "why" of it all, talk starts to turn to less weighty matters: Bro-mance, diplomatic fashion statements, and (as many secretly hope there will...

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Drone operator worked for U.S. intel agency

The Secret Service questioned a Defense Department intelligence agency staffer on Monday after the man reported that he flew the drone that crashed on White House grounds in the early morning hours.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency -- a li...

 

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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.

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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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Obama talks about drone crashing on White House lawn

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One day after a drone crashed at the White House, President Barack Obama reiterated the need to regulate the industry as the recreational and commercial use of drones expands.

Secret Service recovers 'device' at White House

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a "device" found on the White House grounds. President Obama and the first lady are currently in India.

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.

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    On this day: January 28

    "Pride and Prejudice" is first published, Elvis makes his national TV debut, "We Are the World" is recorded, and the space shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff, all on this day.

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Parkland says no to LCCC request to pre-approve real estate deals

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SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

Parkland School Board unanimously has rejected a request from Lehigh Carbon Community College for pre-approval to acquire real estate.

Macungie man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

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PHILADELPHIA

A Lehigh County man has pled guilty to 12 counts of animal cruelty for neglecting over 30 birds and three huskie dogs. He will pay a $50 fine on each count.

Hanover Twp. knows winter is far from done

Hanover Twp. board of supervisors
HANOVER TWP. Pa.

Like most of the Lehigh Valley, Hanover Township dodged a bullet when Tuesday's massive snowfall prognosis didn't materialize as advertised.

Five people arrested for possession of illegal substances with intent to deliver

Anthony Ianniello
POCONO TWP., Pa.

Five people are in custody in Tobyhanna for the possession of illegal substances with intent to deliver, as well as a host of other charges.

 
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