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NC Board Of Elections Verifies Winners Of 3 Close Races

Updated: 12/13/2012 - The panel certified Thursday the victories of U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre in the 7th Congressional District, Bill Cook in the 1st state Senate District and Amanda Stevenson in a District Court judgeship.

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Susan Rice Drops Out Of Running For Secretary Of State

Updated: 12/13/2012 - Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state after the embattled U.N. ambassador ran into a standoff with Republicans over an attack on Americans in Libya.

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Deal Reached On Change To State's Workers' Comp Law

Updated: 12/13/2012 - Legislators say they don't expect any obstacles when they consider a bill allowing workers to make sure their employers carry workers' compensation insurance on them.

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Judge Commutes 3 Death Sentences To Life

Updated: 12/13/2012 - A North Carolina judge is commuting the death sentences of three inmates to life in prison without the possibility of parole after ruling that race played an unjust role in jury selection at their trials.

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Fed Ramps Up Stimulus To Spur Stronger Recovery

Posted: 12/13/2012 - The Federal Reserve ramped up its stimulus to the economy on Wednesday, expressing disappointment with the pace of recovery in employment as contentious U.S. budget talks heighten uncertainty about the outlook.

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State Democratic Party Chairman Won't Seek 2nd Term

Posted: 12/12/2012 - David Parker said Wednesday in an interview his plan had been to serve just one two-year term but made it official in an email to party activists. The next chairman will be picked Feb. 2 in Durham.

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White House, Boehner Exchange New Proposals On 'Fiscal Cliff'

Posted: 12/12/2012 - The White House and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner have exchanged new proposals in "fiscal cliff" talks, congressional aides said on Tuesday, in a possible sign of progress ahead of the end-of-year deadline.

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Feds Seek End Of Religious Birth Control Lawsuit

Posted: 12/11/2012 - The federal government has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and other religious institutions seeking to overturn a provision in the federal health care law that requires group health plans to provide free birth control.

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Democrats Want Jobless Benefits In `Cliff' Deal

Posted: 12/09/2012 - Millions of unemployed Americans have another reason to worry about "fiscal cliff" budget talks that seek to avoid looming tax increases and dire spending cuts come January.

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Obama Warns Against Another Debt Ceiling Fight

Posted: 12/06/2012 - President Barack Obama warned Republicans on Wednesday against picking another fight over the nation's debt ceiling, telling business leaders that it's "not a game that I will play."

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Citigroup To Cut 11,000 Jobs

Posted: 12/05/2012 - Citigroup said Wednesday that it will cut 11,000 jobs, a bold early move by new CEO Michael Corbat.

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Military Begins Planning For Massive Budget Cuts

Updated: 12/05/2012 - The Defense Department says it has begun planning for the roughly $500 billion in personnel and program cuts that will be needed if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal that would avoid the fiscal cliff.

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Governor-Elect McCrory, Council Of State Meet For First Time

Posted: 12/04/2012 - McCrory's transition office confirmed the 10 members of the incoming Council of State met for the first time Tuesday. Eight of the current members were re-elected. Only McCrory and fellow Republican Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Forest are newcomers.

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Indiana Man Getting Romney Face Tattoo Removed

Posted: 11/30/2012 - A northern Indiana man who had the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign logo tattooed onto his face "to make politics fun" says it's time for it to come off.

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