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Senator Moves To Block Bernanke Confirmation

Posted: 12/03/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to go before a Senate committee Friday that's considering his nomination to a second term. But at least one senator is ready to block his confirmation.

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New Stem Cell Lines Approved For Tax-Paid Research

Posted: 12/03/2009 - Scientists can start using taxpayer dollars to do research with 13 batches of embryonic stem cells. And the government says dozens more cell lines should be available soon.

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Obama Rejoining Economic Debate With Jobs Summit

Posted: 12/03/2009 - Under pressure from Republicans and an impatient public to fix the sputtering economic recovery, President Barack Obama is refocusing on this politically potent issue by talking job creation with business and labor leaders at the White House.

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Camp Lejeune Marine Dies In Afghanistan

Posted: 12/02/2009 - A Camp Lejeune Marine has died as a result of a hostile incident while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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Obama Science Officials Defend Warming Research

Posted: 12/02/2009 - Top White House science officials defended the validity of global warming research against repeated Republican attacks Wednesday that cited leaked e-mails from some climate researchers.

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Hagan: Don't Change Federal Prosecutor Just Yet

Posted: 12/02/2009 - Democratic North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan says she is pressing the White House to keep a federal prosecutor on the job until he completes investigations into two prominent state Democrats.

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Tempers Flare As Senate Debates Health Care

Posted: 12/02/2009 - A Republican senator asserted Tuesday during a rancorous floor debate that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will shorten the lives of America's seniors by cutting Medicare.

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Congress Scrutinizes Obama's Afghanistan Plan

Posted: 12/02/2009 - Democrats are complaining about President Barack Obama's escalation of the war in Afghanistan and Republicans are unhappy with his promise to withdraw troops in 18 months, but Congress appears willing to approve the buildup's $30 billion price tag.

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Outgoing Council Woman's E-Mail Compromised

Updated: 11/30/2009 - Outgoing Greenville Council Woman Mildred Council says someone has hacked into her personal e-mail account and is sending out correspondence asking for money claiming to be her.

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Senate Report: Bin Laden Was 'Within Our Grasp'

Posted: 11/29/2009 - Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made the crucial and costly decision not to pursue the terrorist leader with massive force, a Senate report says.

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Nader Noncommittal To Conn. Senate Run

Posted: 11/27/2009 - Consumer activist and Connecticut native Ralph Nader said Friday he is "absorbing" the reaction he's receiving about a possible bid for the U.S. Senate, saying he wants to first gauge the level of grassroots support before making a decision.

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Investigator Says Easley Probe To Last Longer

Posted: 11/27/2009 - A prosecutor investigating potential state criminal charges involving former Gov. Mike Easley says he won't wrap up by February as he had thought.

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Perdue Requests Disaster Aid For Dare County

Updated: 11/25/2009 - Gov. Beverly Perdue has requested federal assistance for homeowners and businesses affected by a nor'easter that lashed the North Carolina coast.

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Obama Expects Support For More Afghanistan Troops

Updated: 11/25/2009 - President Barack Obama expects Americans to support more U.S. troops in Afghanistan once they understand the perils of losing, and he is preparing to make his case to the nation next week.

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NC Gov Wants Tougher Ethics Rules On Appointees

Posted: 11/24/2009 - North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says she's considering new ethics rules where gubernatorial appointees would be fired if they are indicted or refuse to cooperate with an investigation.

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Perdue Visits NC Shelter As Thanksgiving Nears

Posted: 11/24/2009 - Gov. Beverly Perdue says it's important to be thankful this week for North Carolina residents trying to rebuild their lives and the volunteers who help them succeed.

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