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McCrory works on new economic strategy

Updated: 01/22/2015 - At a news conference Thursday for the opening of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, McCrory said he's working with legislators on a plan called NC Competes.
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Yemeni rebels hold president 'captive' at his house

Posted: 01/21/2015 - Two Yemeni presidential advisers say the Shiite rebels who are on a power grab campaign in the capital, Sanaa, are holding the president 'captive' at his home, a day after seizing the presidential palace.

Pope: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

Posted: 01/19/2015 - Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."

Shots fired near Vice President Biden's home

Updated: 01/19/2015 - The U.S. Secret Service says multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden last night. Officials say the vice president and his wife were not at home at the time of the shooting.
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Obama seeking tax increases on wealthy to help middle class

Posted: 01/17/2015 - President Barack Obama is seeking an increase in taxes on the wealthiest Americans by raising the capital gains rate and eliminating a tax break on inheritances, then using the revenue to fund new tax credits and other cost-saving measures for the middle class.

House passes bill easing rules regulating Wall Street

Updated: 01/14/2015 - The House has passed a bill to soften the landmark law reining in banks and Wall Street, advancing a key Republican priority more than six years after the financial crisis struck and brought on the Great Recession.

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