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Cruz exits Republican race for president

Posted: 05/03/2016 - A senior adviser to Ted Cruz says he has ended his campaign for president, putting Donald Trump on a glide path to claim the Republican Party's nomination.

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary

Posted: 04/30/2016 - Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported.

Appeals court orders expedited review in voter ID case

Posted: 04/28/2016 - A federal appeals court wants to examine swiftly a trial judge's ruling this week upholding North Carolina's voting law changes, which include a photo identification mandate to cast a ballot in person.

Senate majority leader expects talk about HB 2 referendum idea

Posted: 04/27/2016 - The majority leader in the North Carolina Senate says the chamber's Republicans will soon discuss the possibility of holding a referendum on a new law addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limits on LGBT anti-discrimination rules.

Trump, Clinton Rack Up Wins in East Coast Primaries

Updated: 04/27/2016 - NBC News projects Donald Trump winning all five Republican primary contests held Tuesday, Hillary Clinton winning four of the Democratic primaries, and Bernie Sanders takes home one win.

GOP state senator's 'straight' comment draws ire

Posted: 04/26/2016 - State Sen. Buck Newton made the remarks at a rally Monday in support of a state law that limits protections for the LGBT community. Newton shepherded the legislation known as "House Bill 2" through his chamber.

NC Voter ID law upheld by federal judge

Updated: 04/25/2016 - Federal judge dismisses lawsuits challenging a North Carolina election law that requires voters show photo identification when casting ballots.
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HB 2 protestors released from jail

Updated: 04/26/2016 - Dozens of protesters arrested late Monday at North Carolina's Legislative Building have been released after a day of demonstrations for and against a law limiting protections for LGBT people.
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Trump alleges rival Cruz is bribing delegates

Updated: 04/25/2016 - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of bribing delegates to the national convention to build support for Cruz's candidacy.
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Protesters hold sit-in outside lawmaker offices

Updated: 04/25/2016 - Protesters are taking turns sitting outside the offices of the North Carolina General Assembly's top leaders to demand the repeal of a new law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people.
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LGBT leader sworn into North Carolina House

Posted: 04/24/2016 - The head of North Carolina's leading gay-rights group is being sworn in as a member of the North Carolina House on the eve of this year's regular work session.

Obama to use Germany visit to push trans-Atlantic trade deal

Posted: 04/24/2016 - President Barack Obama hopes to build momentum during a two-day visit to Germany to help push a trans-Atlantic trade deal between the U.S. and Europe over the finish line. He knows a tough sell awaits him, particularly in Germany where the opposition is fierce.

TRUMP: North Carolina leaders wrong to pass bathroom bill

Updated: 04/21/2016 - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday that transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose, voicing opposition to part of a far-reaching North Carolina law that critics says is discriminatory.
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