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"The Wall That Heals" In Goldsboro Through Sunday

Updated: 04/18/2013 - It was an emotional day Thursday in Goldsboro as hundreds of people visited "The Wall That Heals," a traveling replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Obama Slams Senators Who Opposed Gun Measure

Updated: 04/17/2013 - The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control.

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The Iron Lady Laid To Rest

Updated: 04/17/2013 - Margaret Thatcher, Britain's Iron Lady, was laid to rest Wednesday with a level of pomp and protest reflecting her status as a commanding, polarizing political figure.

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NC Dept. Public Safety Evaluating Security Procedures

Updated: 04/16/2013 - The Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety was in Eastern Carolina Tuesday where we had a chance to ask him about security concerns in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Data Shows Fewer NC Voters Lack Photo ID's

Posted: 04/16/2013 - New data from the State Board of Elections show far fewer voters lack photo identification than critics of a voter ID bill suggest.

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State Auto Insurance Overhaul Proposal Defeated

Posted: 04/16/2013 - An effort to overhaul North Carolina's automobile insurance system has been thwarted in a House committee after Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and other speakers warned passing the bill would raise premium rates for everyone.

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NC Equality Lobbying Day

Posted: 04/16/2013 - Gay rights supporters in North Carolina fell short last year in stopping a constitutional amendment that made clear same-sex marriage and civil unions are unlawful in the state. Now they're lobbying again, this time to seek more protections for state workers.

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Background Checks For Welfare Passes State House

Posted: 04/11/2013 - The bill that passed 106-6 Thursday requires all social services employees to perform background checks to bar applicants and recipients with outstanding warrants or other active violations from welfare and food stamp programs.

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State House Republicans File Major Immigration Bill

Updated: 04/12/2013 - House Republicans have filed legislation that would grant driving privileges to immigrants living in the country without documentation while adding new enforcement measures.

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Berger Nixes UNC Campus Closings In Senate Budget

Posted: 04/10/2013 - The top leader of the North Carolina Senate says he doesn't envision his chamber's state budget proposal will direct any closings of the University of North Carolina system's 17 campuses.

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State Senate Okays 75 MPH Speed Limit Proposal

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Legislation that allows transportation officials to raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads to 75 miles per hour shows no signs of slowing down, at least in the Senate.

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Religious Leaders Oppose Racial Justice Act Repeal

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Religious leaders of several faiths are opposing the repeal of a North Carolina law allowing death row inmates to have their sentences reduced to life in prison if they can prove racial prejudice played a part in their trials.

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Tainted Fish From 2 NC Lakes

Posted: 04/10/2013 - North Carolina officials are warning people to limit how much fish they eat from Lake Norman and Mountain Island Lake because of contaminant levels.

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Lawmakers: Don't Try Banning Big Gulps In NC

Posted: 04/09/2013 - Three state House Republicans filed a bill Tuesday that attempts to make clear North Carolina local governments can't pass ordinances to prohibit soft drink sales above a particular size.

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Bill Requires Welfare, Food Stamp Drug Checks

Updated: 04/09/2013 - Some North Carolina legislators want social service workers to perform criminal checks on welfare and food stamp requests to ensure law-abiding people get federal benefits first.

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Democrats Call On McCrory To Challenge Voter Bills

Posted: 04/08/2013 - North Carolina Democrats on Monday called for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to stand up to what they consider radical GOP lawmakers pushing a series of bills designed to restrict turnout among certain blocs of voters.

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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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