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Matt Olsen

CNN

Ex-official: U.S. lost track of terrorists

Ripping the cover off top-secret U.S. surveillance programs pushed foreign terrorists underground and out of intelligence services' reach, a former top intelligence official said Tuesday.

Jeffrey Edward Fowle in North Korea

CNN

American held by North Korea heads home

In Jeffrey Fowle's hometown of Miamisburg, Ohio, north of Cincinnati, the sense of excitement and relief is palpable.

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Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, the charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has died. He was 93.

Pa. Depart. of Revenue Sec., Dan Meuser speaks to with members of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Assoc.

Emmaus learns of state pension crisis

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser shared with members of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Association and area residents the origins and problems associated with the state pension crisis Tuesday evening.

Ben Bradlee and Bill Clinton

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Bradlee was an icon, journalists say

The death of Ben Bradlee, the iconic editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and the Pentagon Papers, saddened the industry he influenced Tuesday night.

PA law signed to curb Abu-Jamal's `obscene celebrity'

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a measure he says is intended to curb the ``obscene celebrity'' he says is cultivated by convicts like Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer.

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Study: Liberals, conservatives inhabit different worlds

Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can't even seem to agree on the facts?

Omar Gonzalez

Courtesy Omar Gonzalez's family

Mental exam set in White House intruder case

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a full mental competency screening for Omar Gonzalez, who is accused of jumping the White House fence, after a disputed initial examination found him not competent for trial.

Obama Kansas speech nationalism

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

White House corrects record on 'unpaid bills'

The White House has issued on Tuesday a corrected official transcript of a speech President Barack Obama gave Monday at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago to include a joke he made about having unpaid bills.

Reporters attending the event heard the pr...

Man jokes don't touch my girlfriend

WBBM

Man to Obama: Don't touch my girlfriend

The woman who voted next to President Barack Obama on Monday says she was "embarrassed and just shocked," after her fiancé jokingly told him "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend."

Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting b...

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Ex-counterterror head: 'Imminent threat'

The former head of U.S. counterterror operations said Tuesday the "imminent threat" posed by an al Qaeda offshoot in Syria hasn't lessened after a U.S. air campaign there.

Speaking to CNN's Jim Sciutto, Matt Olsen said by his analysis the threat from ...

 

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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

Marty Melville/Pool/Reuters

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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Bradlee had his feet firmly on the ground

Ben Bradlee interview

Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee discusses what it was like to report the Watergate scandal.

American teens stopped on their way to Syria

Teens arrested on way to Syria

Three teenage girls from a Denver suburb apparently bound for Syria to join extremists after the trio was stopped in Germany, U.S. officials said.

Voter tells Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

Man jokes don't touch my girlfriend

WBBM

Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, President Barack Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé decided to joke around with the president.

On camera: Obama votes early in Illinois

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CNN

President Barack Obama went home to Illinois to cast a ballot ahead of Election Day on Nov. 4.

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  • First Blood, Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

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    On this day: October 22

    The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, The Supremes top the charts, and "First Blood" dominates the box office, all on this day.

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Emmaus learns of state pension crisis

Pa. Depart. of Revenue Sec., Dan Meuser speaks to with members of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Assoc.
EMMAUS, Pa.

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser shared with members of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Association and area residents the origins and problems associated with the state pension crisis Tuesday evening.

Easton eyes more big projects after City Hall and parking deck work is completed

EASTON, Pa.

While work continues on the long-awaited new parking deck in downtown Easton, city officials are already talking about building another one.

Allentown Planning holds "Downtown on the Move" public workshop

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Meeting
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The city of Allentown planning department held a presentation and workshop Tuesday afternoon at the center square Lehigh County Government Center entitled "Downtown On the Move: A Public Workshop/Draft of Downtown Framework."

Parkland promises no more than modest tax increases for budget year 2015-2016

Parkland High School
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

In a nutshell, Tuesday night's Parkland School District Board of Directors Workshop meeting centered around dough and doughnuts.

 
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