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NC House Approves Changing Tax Law For Companies

Tax Breaks

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Lawmakers in North Carolina have approved a tax break for companies willing to invest $1 billion in the state amid talk that a decision to locate an East Coast data center is near.

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Govt Announces Money For Green Jobs And Training

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden and two Cabinet secretaries unveiled a national program Tuesday to train workers for "green jobs" that will make public housing more energy-efficient.

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Army Chief: Troops Could Be In Iraq After 2012

Posted: 05/27/2009 - The United States could have fighting forces in Iraq and Afghanistan for a decade, the top Army officer said, even though a signed agreement requires all U.S. forces to be out of Iraq by 2012.

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North Korea's Bomb Test Seen As Troubling Progress

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Based on what appears to be a successful test of an atomic bomb more powerful than the one North Korea detonated in 2006, former U.S. government and independent analysts say the North's technical skills are improving slightly.

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Sotomayor's Supreme Court Bid In Senate's Hands

Posted: 05/27/2009 - A history-making selection behind him, President Barack Obama is pressing the Senate to quickly confirm federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.

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Local Reaction To Sotomayor Appointment

Updated: 05/26/2009 - President Obama's nomination of New York Jurist Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has prompted quite a response in the local Hispanic community.

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California High Court Upholds Gay Marriage Ban

Updated: 05/26/2009 - The California Supreme Court has upheld a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but it also decided that the estimated 18,000 gay couples who tied the knot before the law took effect will stay wed.

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GOP Senator Threatens Filibuster Over Court Pick

Posted: 05/24/2009 - Sen. Jon Kyl made clear he would use the procedural delay if Obama follows through on his pledge to nominate someone who takes into account human suffering and employs empathy from the bench.

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Police: Man Tried To Hit Former NY Mayor

Posted: 05/24/2009 - Southampton Town police say the 69-year-old Amagansett (am-uh-GAN'-set) resident was arrested on a second-degree harassment charge and was released on bail.

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Obama Hopes For `Leaner, Meaner' GM And Chrysler

Posted: 05/24/2009 - President Barack Obama says General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC must emerge from their restructuring as "leaner, meaner" companies and that a substantial market awaits them if they make the right decisions.

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Gay Diplomats To Receive Same Benefits As Heterosexual Counterparts

Updated: 05/23/2009 - Among the benefits that will now be granted gay diplomats: the right of domestic partners to hold diplomatic passports, government-paid travel for their partners and families to and from foreign posts, and the use of U.S. medical facilities abroad.

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Obama Supreme Pick Expected Soon

Posted: 05/23/2009 - President Obama lays out what he is looking for as he prepares to make his first pick to the US Supreme Court.

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School District Cuts 304 Teacher Jobs

Posted: 05/22/2009 - One of North Carolina's largest school districts has told more than 300 of its teachers they will be out of a job next school year.

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Perdue Announces 100 Interns Start Tuesday

Updated: 05/22/2009 - One hundred students from our state will take part in paid summer internships with state agencies. Click full story to see the students from Eastern Carolina taking part.

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Head Of Former Gov's Security Detail Testifies

Posted: 05/22/2009 - The head of former Gov. Mike Easley's security detail has testified before a federal grand jury investigating Easley's airplane flights while in office.

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Perdue Says She's Committed to NC Green Economy

Updated: 05/22/2009 - Gov. Beverly Perdue says her energy reform plan will make North Carolina a leading state for the green economy by helping create jobs and spur investment.

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NC House Member Plans To Leave GOP After Probe

Posted: 05/21/2009 - A North Carolina House member accused of drinking before speeding to work and then embracing a teenage female page says he'll leave the Republican Party after fellow legislators participated in a probe of his conduct.

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