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NEW THIS MORNING: US Military Attacks al-Shabab In Somalia

Posted: 09/02/2014 - U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.

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Perry, Paul Bash Obama for 'No Strategy' On Syria

Posted: 08/30/2014 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky pounced Friday on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq — but other potential Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls laid off as they wowed the crowd at an influential conservative gathering.

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Local Reaction: Talking Race Relations Following Brown Shooting

Updated: 08/25/2014 - As thousands of people turned out Monday for the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot on August 9th by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, those in the east are talking about race relations and if something like it could happen here.

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Defense Rests In Blackwater Trial

Updated: 08/25/2014 - Four Blackwater security guards have rested their defense in the shootings that killed or wounded over 30 Iraqis seven years ago in Baghdad.

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Voter Decision: Should Defendants Get Choice Of Judge Or Jury?

Updated: 08/24/2014 - If approved, the proposed constitutional amendment would allow people charged with a felony to decide if they want a judge or a jury to hear their case. Such a waiver wouldn't be allowed in death penalty cases.

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Sanford Hosts Public Meeting On Fracking

Posted: 08/22/2014 - Residents in Sanford will get a chance to voice their opinions on hydraulic fracturing drilling at a public meeting that is the second of four such gatherings planned by the state Mining and Energy Commission.

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Groups To Appeal Judge's Ruling In North Carolina Voting Case

Posted: 08/21/2014 - Lawyers for the North Carolina branch of the NACCP filed notice Thursday that they will ask the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond to review an Aug. 8 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder.

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House, Senate Compromise On Duke Coal Ash Legislation

Posted: 08/20/2014 - State House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina.

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One President, Two Different Challenges

Posted: 08/19/2014 - President Obama is still on vacation this morning, but back in Washington after addressing two simmering hotspots - one at home, and one abroad.

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Study: Not Expanding Medicaid To Cost North Carolina Billions

Posted: 08/18/2014 - A new report suggests the decision by Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican lawmakers not to expand Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act will cost North Carolina $51 billion in lost federal payments over the next decade.

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