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Senate Committee Says Benghazi Attacks Preventable

Updated: 01/15/2014 - The Senate Intelligence Committee says the deadly assault on a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented if U.S. officials had heeded warnings of terrorist activity.

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DHHS Secretary Apologizes For Privacy Breach

Posted: 01/14/2014 - The head of North Carolina's troubled health department is apologizing for sending Medicaid cards for nearly 49,000 children to the wrong recipients, but says her agency is dealing with unprecedented changes as a result of the federal healthcare overhaul.

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McCrory Aides Worked On SC Tribe's NC Casino Idea

Posted: 01/13/2014 - Internal documents show Gov. Pat McCrory's administration spent months discussing a South Carolina Indian tribe's proposal to build a gambling casino in North Carolina, then worked to disown the idea after social conservatives and lawmakers opposed it.

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Hagan Will Stay In DC While Obama Travels To NC

Posted: 01/13/2014 - A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said Monday the senator won't be at the president's event on the North Carolina State University campus because she'll be in Washington as the Senate meets this week.

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Democrat Heading Bridge Probe Says Christie Could Be Impeached

Posted: 01/12/2014 - The chairman of a New Jersey legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures said Gov. Chris Christie's top aides had engaged in a "cover-up" and the governor could be impeached if it is determined he was aware of efforts to use the bridge for political purposes.

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Ariel Sharon, Former Israeli Prime Minister, Dies

Posted: 01/11/2014 - Ariel Sharon, the trailblazing former Israeli general and prime minister who was in a coma for eight years after he had a stroke at the height of his power, died Saturday aged 85, his family and the government said.

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State Budget Director Cites Teacher Pay In Planning

Posted: 01/10/2014 - The administration of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is forming a budget proposal for the next fiscal year that could boost the salaries of teachers and state employees.

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House Passes Bill Targeting Health Care Law

Posted: 01/10/2014 - The House has passed a bill that would impose new security requirements on the Obama administration's implementation of the health care law.

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Christie Fires Aide, Apologizes For Traffic Jams

Updated: 01/09/2014 - Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that threatens to upend New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's second term and likely run for president in 2016.

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Embattled DHHS Spokesman Diaz Resigning For DC Job

Posted: 01/08/2014 - The communications director for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is resigning, five days after he provided reporters false information about a serious privacy breach involving Medicaid cards for 49,000 children that were mailed to the wrong addresses.

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Jobless Bill Clears Hurdle In Bipartisan Surprise

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Election-year legislation to revive expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle on Tuesday, offering a hint of bipartisan compromise in Congress and a glimmer of hope to the long-term jobless and their families.

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Senate Confirms Yellen To Chair Federal Reserve

Posted: 01/06/2014 - The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of fighting unemployment and a backer of the central bank's efforts to spur the economy with low interest rates and massive bond purchases.

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State Supreme Court Next Stop For Redistricting Case

Posted: 01/06/2014 - Lawyers for lawmakers who helped draw North Carolina's congressional and General Assembly district maps and attorneys for those challenging the boundaries now go face-to-face with the state's highest court.

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Battle Over Birth Control

Posted: 01/06/2014 - The Supreme Court hears arguments on Affordable Care Act requirements forcing religious-affiliated organizations to provide their employees with insurance that includes birth control.

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NC, US Legislative Openings A Topic For Lawmakers

Posted: 01/05/2014 - Lawmakers come and go from North Carolina's General Assembly and congressional delegation. Now some elected leaders wonder whether it's time to change how to replace those who resign midterm or die in office.

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