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House Republicans Lay Out Voter ID Bill Process

Posted: 03/05/2013 - Speaker Thom Tillis said Tuesday at a news conference that Republicans will take a "deliberative, responsible and interactive approach" before passing a yet-written bill in his chamber sometime next month.

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Hess To Get Out Of Retail Business

Posted: 03/04/2013 - Hess is getting out of the gas station business and ridding itself of its energy trading and marketing businesses, as it shifts its focus further into exploration and production.

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NC Democrats Want Immigrants To Get Same Licenses

Posted: 03/04/2013 - Democratic lawmakers, clergy and Hispanic young adults say a plan by North Carolina to grant specially marked licenses to qualifying illegal immigrants later this month is discriminatory.

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Pentagon To Furlough Teachers, Cut Commissary Time

Posted: 03/04/2013 - The Pentagon says it will be forced to furlough about 15,000 military school teachers and staff around the world because of the automatic budget cuts that took effect last Friday.

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McConnell Takes On Group For Criticizing Wife

Posted: 03/03/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lambasted a liberal group on Saturday for criticizing the Asian heritage of his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, calling its Twitter messages "racial slurs" and "the ultimate outrage."

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DHS Freed Over 2,000 Immigrants Since February

Posted: 03/02/2013 - The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March, The Associated Press has learned.

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President Obama Signs Order To Start Sequester Spending Cuts

Posted: 03/01/2013 - President Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board reductions that he opposed but failed to avert.

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NC House Republicans Push For Voter ID Law Again

Posted: 03/01/2013 - Republicans passed a photo ID requirement in 2011 but it was vetoed by Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue. New GOP Gov. Pat McCrory supports voter ID requirements.

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NC Farmers Want Help On Immigration Solution

Posted: 02/28/2013 - North Carolina farmers want state legislators to lobby Congress to pass an immigration law overhaul so they can hire more people to work in fields and the state's agriculture industry can meet increasing food demands worldwide.

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White House Issues Veto Threat On GOP Fiscal Plan

Posted: 02/28/2013 - The White House is threatening a presidential veto of a Senate Republican measure that would give President Barack Obama more authority and flexibility to find $85 billion in spending cuts this year.

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Secretary Kerry: US Will Provide $60 Million For Aid In Syria

Posted: 02/28/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration will provide the Syrian opposition with an additional $60 million in assistance and will for the first time provide non-lethal aid like food and medical supplies to rebels fighting to oust President Bashar Assad.

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Senate OKs Fracking Bill

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Legislation setting a potential March 2015 starting date when North Carolina regulators could begin issuing permits for underground natural gas drilling such as fracking now goes to the House.

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Group Home, Alzheimer's Fix Leaves NC Legislature

Posted: 02/27/2013 - The General Assembly has finalized a temporary solution designed to ensure thousands of North Carolina residents living in group homes and special dementia units get aid while losing certain Medicaid services.

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