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Pitt County lawmaker resigns to join Tillis staff

Updated: 10/06/2015 - State Rep. Brian Brown of Greenville resigned his 9th House District seat Tuesday and will become Tillis' representative in 28 eastern North Carolina counties effective next week.

Gun safety group sees room to reinforce existing laws

Posted: 10/05/2015 - Just a day after a mass shooting at a community college in Oregon last week, President Obama told reporters that he had asked his staff to “scrub” the government’s existing gun laws to see what might be done to prevent massacres.

Republican front-runner Trump proposes tax cuts for all

Posted: 09/28/2015 - After weeks of vowing to raise taxes on "hedge fund guys" and high-income earners, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump unveiled a tax plan Monday that would cut rates across the board and reduce the amount paid by wealthiest Americans and corporations into the U.S. Treasury.

Pope Francis says his goodbyes to the U.S.

Updated: 09/27/2015 - Pope Francis made the most of his last day in the United States, packing in appearances both scheduled and unscheduled in Philadelphia on Sunday.

Pope seeks change in tone from culture wars

Updated: 09/23/2015 - Pope Francis is telling U.S. bishops there is no place for "harsh and divisive" rhetoric in their ministry, indicating he wants to see a change in tone after years of culture wars.

House OKs Republican bill blocking Planned Parenthood funds

Posted: 09/18/2015 - A divided House voted Friday to block Planned Parenthood's federal funds for a year, as Republican leaders tried to keep GOP outrage over abortion from spiraling into an impasse with President Barack Obama that could shut down the government.

GOP Debate: No breakout winner

Updated: 09/17/2015 - Top Republican presidential candidates faced off in a second debate Wednesday night, taking a few gentle jabs at each other, but mostly focusing their energy on policy.

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