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NC County Commissioners Open Meeting With Prayer

Posted: 03/18/2013 - Rowan County commissioners have opened their latest public meeting with a prayer, one week after the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed a lawsuit over the practice.

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House Bill On Voting To Include Other Forms Of ID

Updated: 03/17/2013 - A spokesman for Speaker Thom Tillis is confirming that a House bill on voter identification likely will include IDs such as expired drivers' licenses for older people and those that colleges issue for students.

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RNC To Spend $10 Million To Reach Minorities

Posted: 03/17/2013 - The head of the Republican National Committee says the party will spend $10 million this year to send hundreds of paid staffers into communities to talk with Hispanic, black and Asian voters.

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Charm Offensive Produces No Breakthroughs

Posted: 03/16/2013 - Over dinner at a swank hotel a few blocks from the White House, Republican senators wanted to know if President Barack Obama would support a gradual increase in the age of eligibility for Medicare, set at 65 since the program's inception more than four decades ago.

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Cooper Seeks Limits On For-Profit College Spending

Posted: 03/16/2013 - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is joining his colleagues in 13 other states in asking Congress to limit what for-profit schools can spend on recruitment, advertising and marketing.

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Groups Praise State Legislation On Drone Use

Posted: 03/15/2013 - A civil rights group is praising legislation to limit the use of unmanned aircraft by North Carolina people and police and criminalize conduct involving drones that crosses that line.

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TSA Stands By Plan To Allow Small Knives On Planes

Posted: 03/14/2013 - The head of the Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers Thursday he stands by his plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal.

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Senate Panel Approves Assault Weapons Ban

Posted: 03/14/2013 - The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved an assault weapons ban in a party-line vote that underscores how hard it will be for the measure to survive in the full Senate.

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Burr Bill Extends Coverage For Lejeune Toxic Water

Posted: 03/13/2013 - Republican Sen. Richard Burr has filed a bill to make more Marines and their families eligible for health care for illnesses suffered because of toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune.

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Public Speaks Out On Photo ID To Vote In NC

Posted: 03/12/2013 - North Carolina citizens are trying to persuade House members to their way of thinking on requiring citizens to show photo identification before voting.

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US Officials: North Korea Poses Serious Threat

Posted: 03/12/2013 - The director of National Intelligence says an unpredictable North Korea, with its nuclear weapons and missile programs, stands as a serious threat to the United States and East Asia nations.

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Local Officials Doubt MetLife Over $2M Break

Posted: 03/12/2013 - Some NC officials suspect they were duped before approving about $2 million to coax MetLife Inc. to bring 2,600 jobs from the Northeast and California.

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Jones Wants Answers On Release of 2,000 Illegal Immigrants

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Nearly 2,000 illegal immigrants have been released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers in what the Department of Homeland Security says is a result of sequestration, and now Congressman Walter Jones and others want some answers.

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Washington City Manager Resigns, Takes Job In SC

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Less than two years after being hired, Washington city manager Josh Kay has submitted his resignation and has taken a job in South Carolina with a utility provider.

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Blunt NC Political Memo Gives GOP An Opening

Posted: 03/10/2013 - A document written for liberal-leaning groups brainstorming how to fight back against Gov. Pat McCrory and fellow Republican legislative leaders has shaken up North Carolina's political landscape.

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Partial Victory For Democratic Gun Bills In Colorado

Posted: 03/09/2013 - Lawmakers advanced Colorado's strictest gun proposals in recent memory, during marathon debate in a state caught between a history of horrific shootings and a Western heritage where gun ownership is a daily part of life for many.

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