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First Work Session On Senate Health Care Bill

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Eye-popping new cost estimates for President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system are forcing majority Democrats to scale back their plans to subsidize coverage for the uninsured.

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Conservator To Discuss USS Monitor At NC Museum

Updated: 06/17/2009 - The senior conservator with the USS Monitor project at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, will talk about the ship's conservation at a North Carolina museum not far from where the ship sank.

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Perdue: What I Want In The Budget

Updated: 06/17/2009 - North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue wants to get her two cents in about public education before House and Senate leaders bicker over billions of dollars.

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Former NC State Chancellor To See Grand Jury

Posted: 06/17/2009 - The former chancellor of North Carolina State University is set to appear before a federal grand jury that's seeking details about former first lady Mary Easley's employment there.

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Funds To Shut Nuclear Plants Fall Short

Updated: 06/17/2009 - The companies that own almost half the nation's nuclear reactors are not setting aside enough money to dismantle them, and many may sit idle for decades and pose safety and security risks as a result, an Associated Press investigation has found.

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Obama, Lee Issue Stern Warning To NKorea

Posted: 06/17/2009 - In a show of unity, President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak have issued a stern warning to North Korea, vowing to stop the reclusive nation from using nuclear brinkmanship to squeeze concessions from a frightened world.

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Congress Advances $106 Billion War-Funding Bill

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Congress is on its way to giving President Barack Obama what could be its final emergency war-spending bill, an annual budgetary sleight-of-hand that since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has cost the nation nearly $1 trillion.

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Obama Initiative Seeks Fix To Finance Regulations

Posted: 06/17/2009 - President Barack Obama wants to strengthen the government's authority over financial institutions in a sweeping attempt to modernize a regulatory latticework that failed to detect early signs of a worldwide crisis.

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Hydrogen Gas Leak Forces Another Launch Delay

Posted: 06/17/2009 - For the second time in less than a week, a potentially dangerous hydrogen gas leak early Wednesday forced NASA to delay shuttle Endeavour's launch to the international space station, this time until July.

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AP Source: Same-Sex Partners To Get Fed Benefits

Updated: 06/17/2009 - President Barack Obama, whose gay and lesbian supporters have grown frustrated with his slow movement on their priorities, is extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees, a White House official said.

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Tempers Flare At Jacksonville City Council Meeting

Posted: 06/16/2009 - It was nearly standing room only at the Jacksonville City Council Meeting Tuesday night, as folks showed up to voice their opinions about the recent firing of the City Manager.

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Stimulus Money Coming To ENC

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Stimulus money is beginning to pour into our state and a lot of it is going towards infrastructure.

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Lawmakers To Hear Annexation Complaints

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Longstanding complaints that North Carolina's annexation laws force landowners into communities and taxes they didn't want -- land in lawmakers' laps this week.

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2009 Beach Report Card Released

Updated: 06/17/2009 - Tuesday, the North Carolina Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association released its 2009 Report Card for our coast.

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Anti Death Penalty March Through The East

Updated: 06/16/2009 - An organization focused on abolishing the death penalty in our state is taking their cause to the streets of Eastern Carolina.

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NC Applebees Murder Still A Mystery

Updated: 06/18/2009 - Still no answers after the general manager of the Applebees in Roanoke Rapids, who used to work at the Applebees in Greenville, was found murdered.

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Firm: Our Work Not Involved In NC Plant Explosion

Posted: 06/16/2009 - The company being sued by two workers injured in a deadly explosion at a Slim Jim plant in North Carolina says it does not appear that its work was involved in the explosion.

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Former MLB Player On Trial For Sex Charges

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Former major league outfielder Mel Hall is on trial on sexual assault charges, accused of repeated advances on a 12-year-old girl he coached on an elite basketball team

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