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Top Clinton aides head to Iowa, New Hampshire

Two top aides to Hillary Clinton's all-but-announced presidential campaign are headed to Iowa and New Hampshire this week, according to a Democrat familiar with their plans but not authorized to speak on the record.

Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign mana...

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GOP 2016 hopefuls back Indiana's new law

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and Ben Carson are rushing to defend Indiana's "religious freedom" law, standing with social conservatives on a measure that opponents have said opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesb...

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Iran talks: Kerry still sees 'tricky issues'

It's crunch time for the nuclear talks with Iran.

Tuesday is the deadline for a basic deal aimed at stopping Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb.

As the negotiations neared the endgame, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shied away from predicting s...

Demonstrators in Indianapolis over religious freedom law

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Indiana legislators pledge to 'fix' law

Indiana's top two state lawmakers pledged Monday to amend the state's controversial "religious freedom" law to clarify that it cannot be used to discriminate against gay people.

Warren Barnes and Noble

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Elizabeth Warren tells Wall Street: 'Bring it on'

Elizabeth Warren has a clear message for Wall Street: "Bring it on."

The senator from Massachusetts said Monday that she will continue to call for financial reforms and for big Wall Street banks to be broken up, despite potential retaliation against D...

John Kerry

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Iran talks: Kerry still sees 'tricky issues'

As nuclear talks with Iran neared the endgame, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shied away from predicting success.

Difficult issues remain on the table as the world's most powerful diplomats meet in Switzerland with Iranian nuclear negotiators, Ker...

Obama speaks at Kennedy Institute dedication

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Obama salutes 'Lion of the Senate' Kennedy

President Barack Obama, formally dedicating on Monday an institute to the U.S. Senate and one of its legendary occupants, hailed the importance of the legislative body even while suggesting its best days have faded.

Speaking at the Boston waterfront s...

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Obama makes first trip to Kenya as President

President Barack Obama is making his first trip to his father's native Kenya as president this summer, the White House announced Monday.

Obama in silhouette

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The 2 states Obama hasn't visited

He's visited steel mills in Indiana and movie studios in California; an oil spill in in Louisiana and a landslide in Washington State; military bases from New Jersey to Texas; even Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

When President Barack Obama spea...

Iran nuclear program workers

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Iran nuclear talks: What they are discussing

American diplomats are in the final stretch of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

World powers, including the United States, want to curb Iran's nuclear program to keep it from developing a nuclear bomb, and Iran is eager to throw off th...

Jeb Bush interview

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Bush missed red flags in business scandal

There were plenty of red flags surrounding the company Jeb Bush was planning to join: lawsuits, bad headlines, even previously convicted drug dealers in top positions.

But somehow Bush seemed to miss them all in 2007 as he prepared to join InnoVida a...

 

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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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Indiana religious freedom law under heavy fire

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Amid protests, travel bans, front-page editorials and corporate boycotts, Indiana leaders say their law allowing refusal of service is a freedom of religion issue and not an anti-gay issue. Political and business leaders join protesters in disagreement.

Indiana governor defends Religious Freedom Law

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Indiana governor Mike Pence claims his state's new Religious Freedom Law is misunderstood. Opponents say the measure will allow businesses to discriminate against gay customers on religious grounds.

Harry Reid: 'I'm not running for re-election'

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid releases a video on Friday saying he won't seek reelection in 2016.

Bergdahl saga still not over

Bowe Bergdahl tree in background

The night Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his post in the summer of 2009, he was 23 years old.

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    On this day: March 31

    The Eiffel Tower is completed, Knute Rockne dies in a plane crash, "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway, and Brandon Lee and Selena both die tragically, all on this day.

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'Yoga Girl' author gets rock star welcome in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The Yoga Girl got a rock star reception in Bethlehem Area Public Library Monday night.

ABC News: Sen. demands release of Hopkins Black Lung report

WASHINGTON

U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, Jr. is demanding to see the findings of Johns Hopkins internal review of a controversial radiology program that for years reviewed x-rays of coal miners on behalf of coal companies and rarely found miners to have serious black lung disease -- decisions that helped prevent them from obtaining much-needed financial support.

Hiker rescued from French Creek State Park

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ELVERSON, Pa.

Emergency responders were called in for a dramatic rescue at French Creek State Park Monday afternoon.

Shelter officials on the hunt for a man who tossed a dog out of his car

Dog tossed from car
POCONO TWP., Pa.

Shelter officials in Monroe County are looking for a man who tossed a dog out of a car.

 
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