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HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 14:  The American flag flies at the newly reopened U.S. Embassy following a ceremony August 14, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. The first American secretary of state to visit Cuba since 1945, Secretary John Kerry visited the reopened embassy, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Cuban Americans In Philadelphia React To U.S. Flag Raising In Cuba

The American flag now flies over the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years. In Philadelphia, the move has offered hope to those with loved ones in the country.

08/14/2015

GOP Debate In Ohio

GOP Presidential Candidates Square Off In First Debate

One of the current candidates will likely be back at the Quicken Loans Arena for the GOP convention next July as the party nominee.

08/06/2015

(Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for IAVA)

Former Congressman Murphy Nominated Undersecretary For Army

President Obama has announced plans to name former Pennsylvania congressman Patrick Murphy as an undersecretary for the Army in the Department of Defense.

08/05/2015

NJ state senate president Steve Sweeney, in a file photo.  (Credit: David Madden)

NJ Pension Solution: Hit Up The Feds For A Loan?

Sweeney’s plan? Go to the feds, but not for a bailout.

07/29/2015

Comcast executive Karen Buchholz, who was president of Philadelphia 2000 which brought the Republican National Convention to the city in 2000. (Photo provided by Comcast Corporation)

With One Year To Go Until The Democratic National Convention, Tips From The 2000 Republican Convention

Philadelphia is anxiously awaiting the Pope’s visit in two months but save some of your energy: The Democratic National Convention is just one year away and the woman who organized the last nominating convention the city hosted says it will take another huge, city-wide hospitality effort.

07/29/2015