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Dare County meeting set on offshore oil & gas proposal

Posted: 8:33 PM - The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has agreed to hold an additional public scoping meeting on the Outer Banks regarding the federal government's proposal to conduct an oil and gas lease sale off the coast of North Carolina.

Majority leader's amendment struck down in NC House bill

Posted: 8:24 PM - The North Carolina House has completed work on a cleanup spending bill for this fiscal year, but not before voting down a provision originally inserted by the chamber's majority leader related to fracking.

Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

Posted: 7:29 PM - A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with its findings.

House Speaker John Boehner: I like my job 'most days'

Posted: 03/01/2015 - The Ohio Republican and his leadership team in the GOP-controlled House had a stunning defeat when a three-week spending bill for the Homeland Security Department went down, thanks to a group of angry conservatives.

Top US, Iranian nuke officials joining Iran talks

Posted: 02/21/2015 - Top nuclear officials of Iran and the United States joined seven-nation talks Saturday in a move that may help resolve technical disputes standing it the way of a deal meant to curb Tehran's atomic activities in exchange for sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic.

Just Biden being Biden? VP's odd moves give pause

Posted: 02/17/2015 - Here's the thing about impromptu moments in politics: Often they work, sometimes they fall flat, but occasionally they turn out downright awkward. Vice President Joe Biden learned that the hard way Tuesday - twice.

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