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State Senate Strips McCrory Of Appointments

Posted: 06/12/2014 - The state Senate has stripped Republican Governor Pat McCrory of the power to appoint all the members of a three-member commission that makes the final decision on unemployment insurance benefits for North Carolinians.

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Political Split Outgrows Voting Booth In US

Posted: 06/12/2014 - A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that Americans are more divided by ideology and partisanship than at any point in the last 20 years.

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NC Senate Leader Meets With Moral Monday Protestors

Posted: 06/09/2014 - The leader of the North Carolina Senate is sitting down with more than a dozen protesters who wanted to discuss their opposition to public education cuts in the chamber's proposed budget.

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McCrory Pushing Back At Legislature In 2nd Year

Updated: 06/09/2014 - It was no doctored photo op when Gov. Pat McCrory stood beside physicians wearing their white coats on stairs brightened by the midday sun and leading out of the Executive Mansion.

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NC Democrats, GOP Seek Unity For US Senate Race

Posted: 06/08/2014 - Four of his five former Republican rivals for the party's U.S. Senate nomination are showing they back state House Speaker Thom Tillis. Second-place finisher Greg Brannon stayed away from a party convention, raising questions about tea party support.

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Remembering Normandy, 70 Years Later

Updated: 06/06/2014 - From a local eastern North Carolina high school, to the Queen city and beyond international borders, the world remembers the historic invasion which defeated Hitler's regime.

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Bergdahl's Hometown Cancels Celebration Amid Furor

Posted: 06/04/2014 - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown abruptly canceled plans Wednesday for a welcome-home celebration, citing security concerns over the prospect of big crowds - both for and against the soldier.

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NEW INFO: NC Senate Passes Common Core Replacement Bill

Updated: 06/06/2014 - The state Senate has passed a proposal that's likely to remove North Carolina from the list of states adhering to Common Core standards for what children should learn in the public schools.

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Gov. McCrory Signs Fracking Bill

Posted: 06/04/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that clears the way for permits to be issued for fracking in North Carolina as soon as next spring.

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NC Officials Critical Of Obama Plan To Cut Carbon

Posted: 06/02/2014 - North Carolina's Republican-led environmental agency is panning the Obama administration's plan to cut carbon emissions from the nation's power plants by nearly a third by 2030.

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Protesters Stage Sit-In At NC State Capitol

Posted: 06/02/2014 - Eleven people who refused to leave the building that houses an office of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory have been cited by police more than two hours after beginning their sit-in.

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Ex-Charlotte Mayor Pleads Guilty In Corruption Case

Updated: 06/03/2014 - Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has pleaded guilty in federal court to a public corruption charge, ending a remarkable rise for a man raised by a single mother in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods.

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NC Plan Would Join States Ending Teacher Tenure

Updated: 05/31/2014 - North Carolina legislators want to scrap a law that prevents ineffective teachers from being removed from the classroom. But teachers have been fighting the move, saying they need protection from malicious schoolhouse politics.

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Fracking Bill Heads To Governor McCrory

Posted: 05/29/2014 - A bill to allow permits for fracking in North Carolina is heading to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature after the Senate passed the legislation without debate.

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