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NC Speaker Looking Into Colleague's Actions

Posted: 04/30/2009 - The North Carolina House speaker says he wants to know more about allegations another lawmaker embraced a teen volunteer and drank alcohol before speeding to work this week.

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President Speaks Out About Swine Flu

Posted: 04/29/2009 - President Barack Obama says health officials aren't recommending closing the U.S. border with Mexico because of the swine flu outbreak.

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Conn. Man Recognized By Obama As Teacher Of Year

Posted: 04/29/2009 - A special education teacher and former police officer was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday as the 2009 National Teacher of the Year.

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Kan. Gets New Gov. After Sebelius Goes To HHS

Posted: 04/29/2009 - Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson, wooed from the Republican Party three years ago by Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to become her running mate, became governor Tuesday when Sebelius resigned upon her confirmation as U.S. health and human services secretary.

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Specter's Defection To Democrats Roils Republicans

Posted: 04/29/2009 - Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter is a Democrat again following a decades-long turn among Republicans, a defection that has the GOP warning about the perils of unchecked power only a few years after it controlled both the White House and Congress.

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Reaction To State Pay Cuts

Updated: 04/30/2009 - State workers are reacting in a variety of ways to Governor Beverly Perdue's plan to cut their salary.05 percent to help deal with the state budget deficit.

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Withholding Lottery Prizes

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Winning the lottery in North Carolina can mean no payout if the winner owes the state back taxes, student loans or child support.

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NC House Agrees To School Spanking Changes

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Parents in North Carolina school districts where corporal punishment is allowed could opt out of the practice for their children in legislation that cleared the House.

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FOX: "Lie To Me" Yes, Obama No

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Fox became the first broadcast network to turn down a request by President Barack Obama for time, opting to show its drama "Lie to Me" on Wednesday instead of the president's prime-time news conference.

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Newest Democrats Buck Party Leadership At Times

Posted: 04/26/2009 - Freshman Rep. Bobby Bright won his seat in Congress by convincing conservative southeast Alabama voters that he wasn't a typical Democrat. Barely a week into his Washington career, he showed that he meant it.

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In Iraq, Clinton Says Country On Right Track

Posted: 04/25/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says this week's deadly suicide bombings in Iraq are a sign that extremists fear the Iraqi government is succeeding.

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Homeland Security Secretary Taking Heat Already

Posted: 04/24/2009 - It didn't take long for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to shoot herself in the foot or for Republicans to make her a target of their opposition to Obama administration policy.

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Democrats Hold Back On Second Interrogations Probe

Posted: 04/23/2009 - Senate Democratic leaders don't appear inclined to appoint an independent panel to investigate the Bush administration's interrogation program before the Senate Intelligence Committee completes its own probe near the end of the year.

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