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Obama Seeks Deal, Proposes Cuts To Social Security

Posted: 04/06/2013 - Seeking an elusive middle ground, President Barack Obama is proposing a 2014 budget that embraces tax increases abhorred by Republicans as well as reductions, loathed by liberals, in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs.

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McCrory D.O.T. Appointee Raised $106,000 For Campaign

Updated: 04/05/2013 - McCrory spent his unsuccessful 2008 campaign for governor criticizing the appearance that appointments to state boards and commissions are earned through fundraising efforts.

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House Leaders Unveil Voter ID Bill

Updated: 04/04/2013 - The House Elections Committee hosted Ion Sancho, the elections supervisor in Florida's Leon County, and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, during its regular meeting Wednesday.

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Sponsor Of North Carolina Religion Resolution Apologizes

Updated: 04/05/2013 - One of the North Carolina legislators who sponsored a resolution declaring the state can make its own laws about religion without involvement from the federal government and courts is apologizing for any embarrassment to his community and state.

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McCrory Offers Plan To Privatize Medicaid Risk

Updated: 04/03/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory's administration wants to privatize North Carolina's $13 billion Medicaid program to hold down the spiraling costs of delivering health care for the elderly and disabled.

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Secretary Kerry To Turkey, Israel

Posted: 04/03/2013 - U.S. and Turkish officials say Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to Turkey and Israel this weekend to build on the two nations' efforts to repair ties.

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Sen. Hagan Pushing VA On Claims Backlog

Posted: 04/02/2013 - North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan says she wants the Department of Veterans Affairs to send more personnel to its Winston-Salem office if it's necessary to reduce the second largest disability claims backlog in the Southeast.

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The South: A Near-Solid Block Against 'Obamacare'

Posted: 03/30/2013 - As more Republicans give in to President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul, an opposition bloc remains across the South, including from governors who lead some of the nation's poorest and unhealthiest states.

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Analysis: North Korea Threat May Be More Bark Than Bite

Posted: 03/29/2013 - Across North Korea, soldiers are gearing up for battle and shrouding their jeeps and vans with camouflage netting. Newly painted signboards and posters call for "death to the U.S. imperialists" and urge the people to fight with "arms, not words."

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Confederate Flag At Old NC Capitol Coming Down

Updated: 03/29/2013 - A Confederate battle flag hung inside the old North Carolina State Capitol to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War is being taken down after civil rights leaders raised concerns.

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McCrory Scraps Office Devoted To Latino Affairs

Posted: 03/29/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory's office no longer has a staffer devoted to Hispanic affairs, instead directing questions and concerns of North Carolina's Latinos into an office handling all constituent contact.

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Confederate Flag At Old State Capitol Raises Ire

Updated: 03/29/2013 - State Historic Sites Director Keith Hardison says the flag raised last week inside the House chamber is part of a historical display replicating how the antebellum building appeared in 1863.

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