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Rep. McElraft Proposes Hemp Oil Law

Posted: 05/28/2014 - Republican Representative Pat McElraft is not for the legalization of pot, but is proposing a law to give a certain hemp oil the green light for medicinal purposes.

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Moral Monday Protests Are Democratic Tool In Election Year

Posted: 05/26/2014 - The "Moral Monday" movement has become a de-facto campaign tool for Democrats to publicize their platform and recruit volunteers to help them win elections, especially the contested U.S. Senate race.

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President Obama To Argue For Avoiding Overreach Overseas

Posted: 05/24/2014 - Confronting critics of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that aims to avoid overreach as the second of the two wars he inherited comes to a close.

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Pitt County Employees Don't Want 4% Bonuses

Updated: 06/02/2014 - Pitt County Manager Scott Elliott opened this morning's county commissioners meeting saying he and the other three employees don't want to accept the 4%.

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NC Elections Board Certifies Primaries, Runoffs

Posted: 05/23/2014 - North Carolina is finalizing this month's primary election results and setting up a second round of voting for July in counties where candidates couldn't claim victory in the initial round.

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House Rebuffs Pentagon On Defense Spending

Posted: 05/22/2014 - The House has backed a $601 billion defense authorization bill that spares planes, ships and military bases in an election-year nod to hometown interests.

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House Legislates Curbs On NSA Record-Gathering

Posted: 05/22/2014 - The House has passed a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records. It's the first legislative response to the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and the Senate is expected to take it up. But civil liberties activists and technology companies say the bill doesn't go nearly far enough.

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Mixed Opinions On New Wave Of Moral Monday Protests

Updated: 05/19/2014 - The weekly protests known as Moral Mondays have resumed at North Carolina's legislature in Raleigh. More than 1,000 were in attendance at Monday's rally, including about a dozen from Pitt County.

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Obama Considering New Housing And Budget Leaders

Posted: 05/18/2014 - Shuffling his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama plans to nominate Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan to be budget director and is considering San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to succeed Donovan, according to people familiar with the selection process.

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17-Year-Old Wins Primary, Unseats WV Lawmaker

Posted: 05/16/2014 - A week before her high school graduation, Saira Blair was barely old enough to vote when she unseated a West Virginia lawmaker almost four times her age.

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