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Citigroup Says It Needs To Pay Out Bonuses

Posted: 05/03/2009 - Citigroup is seeking permission from the Treasury Department to pay out special bonuses to certain workers. It has to get permission from Treasury because of the billions it received in bailout funds.

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Officials: Gitmo Court System Likely To Stay Open

Posted: 05/03/2009 - The Obama administration may revamp and restart the Bush-era military trial system for suspected terrorists as it struggles to determine the fate of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay and fulfill a pledge to close the prison by January.

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Clinton Returns To Oklahoma Bombing Site For Tour

Posted: 05/03/2009 - Bill Clinton recalled the profound impact of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing on the nation and his presidency during a private tour of a memorial and museum honoring the 168 people killed.

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Jack Kemp, Football Star And Politician, Dies

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Jack Kemp, the former pro quarterback who turned fame on the gridiron into a career in national politics and a crusade for lower taxes, has died of cancer at age 73.

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Battle Between Hannity And Olbermann Gets Personal

Posted: 05/02/2009 - After Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity made a seemingly impromptu offer last week to undergo waterboarding as a benefit for charity, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann leapt at it.

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DNC Chairman Kaine To Speak To NC Democrats

Posted: 05/02/2009 - Virginia Gov. and Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the North Carolina Democratic Party's 2009 Jefferson-Jackson dinner.

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Reverend Al Sharpton Says He Feels "Vindicated"

Posted: 05/01/2009 - The Rev. Al Sharpton says he feels vindicated by the outcome of a federal investigation of election law violations during his 2004 presidential campaign.

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House Passes Credit Card Bill That Helps Consumers

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Riding a crest of populist anger, the House on Thursday approved a bill to restrict credit card practices and eliminate sudden increases in interest rates and late fees that have entangled millions of consumers.

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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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