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Dare County meeting set on offshore oil & gas proposal

Posted: 03/03/2015 - The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has agreed to hold an additional public scoping meeting on the Outer Banks regarding the federal government's proposal to conduct an oil and gas lease sale off the coast of North Carolina.

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House bill offers smaller NC gas tax reduction than Senate

Posted: 03/03/2015 - North Carolina House Republicans are making their own changes to the state gasoline tax that would cause an immediate price drop at the pump. But the decrease is not as deep as the Senate proposed last month.

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Majority leader's amendment struck down in NC House bill

Posted: 03/03/2015 - The North Carolina House has completed work on a cleanup spending bill for this fiscal year, but not before voting down a provision originally inserted by the chamber's majority leader related to fracking.

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Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

Posted: 03/03/2015 - A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with its findings.

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House Speaker John Boehner: I like my job 'most days'

Posted: 03/01/2015 - The Ohio Republican and his leadership team in the GOP-controlled House had a stunning defeat when a three-week spending bill for the Homeland Security Department went down, thanks to a group of angry conservatives.

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CPAC UPDATE: Rand Paul wins straw poll

Posted: 02/28/2015 - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll.

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Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

Posted: 02/26/2015 - Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday.

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Tillis won't support North Carolina native for Attorney General

Updated: 02/26/2015 - Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday he didn't vote to confirm Loretta Lynch, partly because of the lawsuit filed by current Attorney General Eric Holder that challenges the state's voter photo identification law.

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Gay marriage back at state legislature in exemption bill

Posted: 02/24/2015 - Gay marriage is back on the front burner at the North Carolina legislature as senators consider legislation to let some court officials avoid marriage duties due to their religious beliefs.

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Top US, Iranian nuke officials joining Iran talks

Posted: 02/21/2015 - Top nuclear officials of Iran and the United States joined seven-nation talks Saturday in a move that may help resolve technical disputes standing it the way of a deal meant to curb Tehran's atomic activities in exchange for sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic.

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