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Details Emerge On Talks To Raise Debt Limit, Reopen Govt

Posted: 10/15/2013 - After weeks of stubborn gridlock, the Senate's top two leaders raced on Monday to reach an agreement that could head off a Treasury default that threatens severe national economic damage and reopen the government after a two-week partial shutdown.

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Bush's Blocked Artery Was Potentially Life-Threatening

Posted: 10/15/2013 - George W. Bush was one of the most athletic U.S. presidents -- jogging, clearing brush on his Texas ranch and an avid mountain biker. But his recent heart problems were a lot more serious than previously thought, according to NBC News.

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NC Work First Benefits Suspended Due To Government Shutdown

Posted: 10/14/2013 - The state Department of Health and Human Services said starting Monday it directed county social service offices to no longer approve Work First applications. Renewing current Work First participants also has been suspended.

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Senate Dem Leader: 'We're Getting Closer' To Deal

Posted: 10/14/2013 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he's getting closer to a deal with Republican leader Mitch McConnell that would increase the nation's borrowing authority and end the 2-week-old government shutdown.

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Key Senators Voice Some Optimism On Talks To End Debt Deadlock

Posted: 10/14/2013 - Even as the partial government shutdown continues into its thirteenth day, the federal government is just a few days away from losing its ability to borrow money and is facing the prospect of defaulting on its bonds.

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Mass Shooting Victim Gabrielle Giffords Attends New York Gun Show

Posted: 10/14/2013 - Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was gravely wounded in a 2011 mass shooting that killed six and injured 12 others, attended a New York gun show Sunday to draw attention to voluntary background checks for buyers.

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Congressman Walter Jones Not Giving Up Salary During Shutdown

Updated: 10/11/2013 - As the government shutdown continues for the second week, one Congressman here in the east says unlike some of his fellow lawmakers in Washington D.C., he’s not giving up his salary until the shutdown ends.

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UPDATE: DHHS: NC WIC Benefits Restored For Now

Posted: 10/10/2013 - A state-run program that gets federal dollars to ensure proper nutrition for pregnant women and their young children won't issue any vouchers beyond those already given out for October.

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Obama Signs Bill To Pay Military Death Benefits

Posted: 10/10/2013 - Families of fallen troops will be assured of receiving death benefits under legislation President Obama signed Thursday amid a national firestorm after the Pentagon suspended the roughly $100,000 payments.

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ECSU Student Wins City Council Seat

Updated: 10/10/2013 - An Elizabeth City State University student whose bid for city council was originally rejected by the local elections board has apparently won one of two seats in the district which includes the school.

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NEW INFO: New Bern Mayor's Race Going To A Runoff

Updated: 10/09/2013 - The Craven County Board of Elections says Dana Outlaw, who received the second highest amount of votes in the crowded mayor's race, has requested a runoff against fellow alderman, Sabrina Bengel.

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Pentagon Freeze On Death Benefits Sparks Outrage

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Senators are expressing outrage that families of fallen U.S. military personnel are being denied death benefits while Democrats and Republicans grope for a way to end the partial government shutdown.

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