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Butterfield To Tour Boat Plant

Posted: 04/06/2009 - Rep. G.K. Butterfield will tour the World Cat boat manufacturing facility in Tarboro, which plans to add 120 jobs over the next three years.

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Europe Praises Obama, Pledges Few Afghan Troops

Posted: 04/05/2009 - European leaders enthusiastically praised President Barack Obama's new Afghan strategy at a NATO summit Saturday but held their ground on a central disagreement and offered only military trainers and extra security forces for upcoming elections.

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NKorean Missile Launch Tests Obama

Posted: 04/05/2009 - North Korea's defiant launch of a long-range rocket has confronted President Barack Obama with his first global security crisis and a difficult diplomatic challenge for his young administration.

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Agency Says Bailout Will Cost Taxpayers More

Posted: 04/05/2009 - Bailing out the financial sector will cost taxpayers $167 billion more than originally anticipated, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate.

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Report: Obama To Ease Cuba Restrictions

Posted: 04/04/2009 - President Barack Obama intends to lift the U.S. ban on family members traveling to Cuba and remittances to the island, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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School Superintendent Asks Court To Clarify Job

Posted: 04/03/2009 - Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson is going to court to reclaim the powers of her office and end her days as little more than North Carolina's chief cheerleader for education.

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Obama Shifts From Economic Summit To NATO Meeting

Posted: 04/03/2009 - Pivoting from one major international gathering to another, President Barack Obama vaulted into round of diplomacy on Friday. He was meeting with European allies, holding a town hall on foreign land and pitching his strategy for Afghanistan.

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House, Senate Pass Obama-Friendly Budget Plans

Posted: 04/03/2009 - Acting in quick succession, the House and Senate approved budgets Thursday night drawn to President Barack Obama's specifications and pointing the way toward major legislation later this year on health care, energy and education.

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Blagojevich Indicted On Federal Corruption Charges

Posted: 04/03/2009 - Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's plan to auction off President Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat marked the culmination of years of scheming for personal gain that included trying to extort a congressman and pressuring businesses to hire his wife, prosecutors alleged Thursday.

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Obama Hails Summit As 'Turning Point' For Recovery

Posted: 04/03/2009 - Concluding his first international summit, President Barack Obama hailed agreements at the emergency meeting of world powers Thursday as a "turning point in our pursuit of global economic recovery." But he cautioned, "There are no guarantees."

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School Start Date Debate

Posted: 04/01/2009 - We should find out Wednesday if the push to give counties more control of when they start school in the fall has any legs.

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Obama Tries To Rally World To Cope With Downturn

Posted: 04/01/2009 - President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to rally the world's top and emerging powers to help cope with a global economic downturn, saying, "We can only meet this challenge together."

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Obama Says US-Russia Must Stress Areas Of Accord

Posted: 04/01/2009 - President Barack Obama is acknowledging strained relations between the United States and Russia but says the time has come for the two countries to emphasize areas where they can work together.

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Razor-Thin NY House Election Goes To Absentees

Posted: 04/01/2009 - A race for a New York congressional seat that's become linked to President Barack Obama's economic recovery efforts won't be decided for at least two more weeks.

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Analysis: Dems Punt Hard Choices On Obama Budget

Posted: 04/01/2009 - President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in Congress are taking only baby steps with his budget, putting off crucial decisions on his ambitious plans to expand health care, curb global warming and raise taxes on the wealthy.

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GM, Chrysler Race Deadlines To Hold Off Bankruptcy

Posted: 03/31/2009 - For GM and Chrysler its a kind of survival Olympics, only instead of "faster, higher, stronger," GM's new boss Fritz Henderson is pledging to cut deeper, work harder and move faster.

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NC House Nears Vote On Public Smoking Ban

Posted: 03/31/2009 - The ebbing influence of tobacco in North Carolina is headed for a new test in a state that remains the country's largest tobacco grower.

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White House Planning More Auto Financial Aid

Posted: 03/29/2009 - The Obama administration was finishing work on a plan to give more financial aid to two Detroit automakers in return for tough cost-cutting measures that will ensure the companies' survival.

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