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Bush Says He Misses Seeing Servicemembers, WH Food

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Flying on Air Force One, eating meals prepared by the White House kitchen staff and drawing inspiration from his encounters with U.S. military personnel were among things former President George W. Bush missed since leaving office, he said Thursday.

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Obama Calling For Better Security For Computers

Posted: 05/29/2009 - President Barack Obama is calling digital security a top priority, whether it's guarding the computer systems that keep the lights on in the city and direct airliners to the right runway or those protecting customers who pay their bills online.

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Obama Says Health Care Changes Must Come This Year

Posted: 05/29/2009 - President Barack Obama warned Thursday that if Congress doesn't deliver health care legislation by the end of the year, the opportunity will be lost, a plea to political supporters to pressure lawmakers to act.

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Report NC House Member Says He'll Leave This Year

Posted: 05/28/2009 - A North Carolina state House member accused by colleagues of embracing a teenage female page inappropriately says he will leave the Legislature after the current year's session ends.

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Death Penalty Discussion

Posted: 05/28/2009 - Several religious leaders want a procedure designed to prevent racial bias in the death penalty without encouraging capital punishment to resume in North Carolina.

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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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