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Gay-Rights Groups Look Forward To Obama Second Term

Posted: 01/23/2013 - President Barack Obama raised eyebrows when he became the first president to refer to gays in his inaugural address. Now, gay-rights activists are hoping he backs up his words with concrete action in his second term.

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State Lawmaker Foresees Anti-abortion Measures Ahead

Posted: 01/20/2013 - A North Carolina lawmaker says his colleagues in the General Assembly are likely to consider proposals to exclude abortion coverage from federal health insurance exchanges and to outlaw abortions based on gender preferences.

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Gun Control Law Limits Access To Permit Info

Posted: 01/19/2013 - A new gun control law includes a broad privacy provision that could sharply limit what the public can discover about people with gun permits.

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By The Numbers: Obama's Second-Term Inauguration

Posted: 01/18/2013 - Before President Barack Obama can march from his swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol to the White House, District of Columbia transportation crews will have to remove the traffic light at 4th Street and Pennsylvania Ave.

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Most Americans Think Country Will Face Major Economic Crisis

Posted: 01/18/2013 - Most Americans think jarring economic problems will erupt if lawmakers fail to increase the government's borrowing limit. Yet they're torn over how or even whether to raise it, leaning toward Republican demands that any boost be accompanied by spending cuts.

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US Jobless Aid Applications Fall To 5-Year Low

Posted: 01/17/2013 - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell to a five-year low last week, a hopeful sign the job market is healing. But much of the decline reflects seasonal volatility in the data.

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House Democrats Want To Repeal Debt Ceiling

Posted: 01/16/2013 - House Democrats are pushing legislation to repeal the federal debt ceiling, saying the borrowing limit has no practical purpose and has come to be used for political maneuvering that can have devastating economic repercussions.

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New York Governor Signs New Gun Control Law

Updated: 01/15/2013 - umping out ahead of Washington, New York state enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school massacre, including an expanded assault-weapon ban.

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White House Says North Carolina Can't Secede

Updated: 01/15/2013 - The White House says even though 31,835 people signed an online petition asking to peacefully withdraw from the United States, the Civil War had already decided that for us.

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LaRoque Trial Now Rescheduled For May

Posted: 01/15/2013 - U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard signed an order pushing back the trial for Republican Stephen LaRoque of Kinston from February until mid-May. Attorneys for LaRoque and the government sought the delay.

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