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McCrory Issues 3rd Veto As Governor

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory has quickly vetoed a bill with several small unemployment insurance changes because he didn't like how legislators altered the terms of a board he appoints to consider the appeals of benefits.

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US: Looking At All Options In Immigration Surge

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Obama administration is looking at every possible option to help respond to a flood of immigrants crossing the border illegally in southern Texas.

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Kerry Confronts Threat Of New War In Iraq

Posted: 06/23/2014 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Iraq, where a nation that saw the departure of American troops just three years ago now faces threat of a civil war.

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VA: 80 Percent Of Senior Executives Got Bonuses

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The VA says nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got performance bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics.

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US Blacklists Thailand, Malaysia Over Trafficking

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The United States has blacklisted Thailand and Malaysia for failing to meet its minimum standards in fighting human trafficking, a move that could strain relations with two important U.S. partners in Asia.

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Presbyterian Assembly: Gay Marriage Is Christian

Posted: 06/19/2014 - The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins Thursday to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."

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Duke Changes Name Of Dorm That Honored Aycock

Posted: 06/19/2014 - A Duke University residence hall named after the "education governor" who also led white supremacist campaigns at the turn of the 20th century is returning to its original moniker.

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House Committee Approves NC Medicaid Road Map

Posted: 06/19/2014 - House Republicans are moving forward on a Medicaid overhaul road map that's got the support of Gov. Pat McCrory's administration and at least one key medical group. They'll still have to persuade senators to support the plan.

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GOP Rep. McCarthy Elected House Majority Leader

Posted: 06/19/2014 - House Republicans have made the first change in their leadership since Majority Leader Eric Cantor unexpectedly lost a primary election last week. They've elected California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to replace him in the No. 2 job.

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State Charter School Rule Changes Get Initial Go-Ahead

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Charter schools and their boards would be subject to North Carolina public-records and open-meeting laws and certain schools could seek fast-track approvals under changes the Senate has made to a bill.

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State House Wraps Up Debate On $21 Billion Budget

Updated: 06/14/2014 - The Republican-led House has given its final support to a $21 billion spending plan for North Carolina government that once again garnered several Democratic "yes" votes.

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State Senate Strips McCrory Of Appointments

Posted: 06/12/2014 - The state Senate has stripped Republican Governor Pat McCrory of the power to appoint all the members of a three-member commission that makes the final decision on unemployment insurance benefits for North Carolinians.

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