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President Obama, once a guest, now a leader in world talks

Updated: 12/13/2015 - Six years ago, President Obama came away from a round of global climate talks bitter and frustrated, having been reduced to personally chasing other world leaders around a Copenhagen conference center and bursting uninvited into a meeting with them to salvage a pact that left many disappointed.

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New global climate agreement reached

Posted: 12/12/2015 - President Barack Obama on Saturday said the new global climate agreement "offers the best chance we have to save the one planet we have" and credited his administration as being a driving force behind the deal.

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GOP candidate Carson threatens to leave Republican Party

Posted: 12/11/2015 - In what would be a nightmare scenario for the GOP, presidential candidate Ben Carson threatened Friday to leave the Republican Party amid reports of deepening concerns from GOP officials about the splintered 2016 electorate.

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McCrory gets challenger in GOP primary

Posted: 12/09/2015 - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has landed a Republican primary challenge from a former state lawmaker persuaded to get in the race based on opposition to toll lanes on Interstate 77 north of Charlotte.

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House tightens controls on visa-free travel to US

Posted: 12/08/2015 - The House has approved legislation tightening controls on travel to the U.S. and requiring visas for anyone who's been in Iraq or Syria in the previous five years.

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Trump shrugs off GOP rejections of proposal to ban Muslims

Updated: 12/08/2015 - Donald Trump is standing by his call to block Muslims from entering the United States, even as the idea draws condemnation from rival Republican presidential candidates, party leaders and others as un-American and potentially dangerous.

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Cooper urging lawmakers, McCrory to pass 'terror watch list' gun ban

Updated: 12/07/2015 - Attorney General Roy Cooper says it's "common sense" to prevent people on the federal government's database of known or suspected terrorists from purchasing guns in North Carolina even though Congress won't pass such a ban nationally.

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Burr is officially candidate to retain US Senate seat

Posted: 12/04/2015 - While Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr has officially filed as a candidate to seek re-election next year, a potential Democratic rival has decided to remain in the North Carolina Senate.

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Congressman Jones: Expanding gun laws not the answer

Updated: 12/04/2015 - Third District Republican Congressman Walter Jones had some strong opinions about gun control following the mass shooting in San Bernardino, but he says he doesn't believe that just outright expanding gun laws will change anything and could hurt regular citizens.

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Secret Service report finds shorftalls

Posted: 12/04/2015 - A new Congressional report details frightening security breaches and finds the agency is in a staffing crisis amidst budget cutting, mismanagement and poor morale.

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McCrory holds re-election campaign event in Kernersville

Updated: 12/02/2015 - Gov. Pat McCrory says he won't let opponents prevent the state from expanding what Republicans consider improvements to North Carolina's economy and state government since he took office three years ago.

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