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Drone operator worked for US 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.

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Medical marijuana legislation reintroduced in Senate

Medical marijuana  legislation was reintroduced in the Pennsylvania Senate Tuesday by Senators Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) and Mike Folmer (R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York).

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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.

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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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Dropkick Murphys to Walker: 'We literally hate you'

A veteran punk rock band has asked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop using their music at appearances because they hate him.

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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.

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As Obama departs India, a push for reform

In the final hours of a visit meant to demonstrate the deep societal ties between the United States and India, President Barack Obama briefly broke from his gushing praise for the new Prime Minister to make a soft but undisguised push toward gender e...

Obama in India shaking hands

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Obama-Modi 'bromance' a turning point?

Every year, India's Republic Day parade showcases the country's military might and the diversity of its states. This year it went a step further, turning into an occasion that emphasized the warmer relationship between the world's two biggest democra...

Fidel Castro

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Letter: Fidel Castro supports talks with U.S.

A message reported to be from retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro late Monday endorsed the fledgling talks to restore diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, but added Castro still "didn't trust" U.S. officials.

In a letter, published o...

Spies NYC

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FBI unmasks Russian spy ring in New York

The men would sometimes say they needed to meet to exchange tickets, but they never seemed to end up actually attending or discussing a sporting event or a concert.

They once talked about going to a movie. But that was it.

The reason for the puzzling b...

Iowa governor Branstad on stretcher

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad taken to hospital

Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad was taken to the hospital in an ambulance Monday after falling ill at an event in Johnston, Iowa.

 

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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

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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 27

    Mozart is born, Auschwitz is liberated, Elvis releases "Heartbreak Hotel," tragedy claims the crew of Apollo 1, Michael Jackson's hair catches fire, and Steve Jobs unveils the iPad, all on this day.

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State legislators schedule meeting about gas pipeline

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HARRISBURG, Pa.

An informational meeting on the proposed 100-mile-long  pipeline that would run through Northampton County has been scheduled for next week in Bath.

PennDOT to display plans for Route 222 intersection project

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MAXATAWNY TWP., Pa.

Route 222 motorists are being given the opportunity to learn more about one of the highway's planned improvement projects.

Northampton County coroner called to Portland

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PORTLAND, Pa.

Northampton County's coroner has been called to Portland in the northeastern section of the county, where searchers have been looking for a missing person around the pedestrian bridge over the Delaware River.

LV municipalities pitch to get projects on transportation plan

HANOVER TWP., Pa.

Representatives of local municipalities began making pitches Monday for more than 50 road, bridge and trail projects that need funding support.

 
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