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Gov. McCrory decries French, Irish cigarette plans

Posted: 10/16/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory argues in letters to the French and Irish governments that farmers and manufacturers in the top tobacco-producing state would be hurt by proposals in those countries to package cigarettes in blank containers.

McCrory, Wos outline NC preparations for Ebola

Posted: 10/13/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory and Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos say North Carolina has taken a number of steps to prepare in the event a case of Ebola is diagnosed in the state.

U.S.-led air war in Syria gets off to a difficult start

Posted: 10/11/2014 - The U.S.-led air war in Syria has gotten off to a rocky start, with even the Syrian rebel groups closest to the United States turning against it, U.S. ally Turkey refusing to contribute and the plight of a beleaguered Kurdish town exposing the limitations of the strategy.

3 Senate candidates meet in last TV debate

Updated: 10/09/2014 - It was Sen. Kay Hagan and Republic rival Thom Tillis' third debate and second this week, but Libertarian nominee Sean Haugh joined them for the first time during the hourlong program

HAGAN: Tillis "should be ashamed" for NC Senate ad

Updated: 10/08/2014 - Senator Kay Hagan has pushed back hard on Republican rival Thom Tillis for a commercial he's running that features a veteran who says Hagan failed to get President Barack Obama to respond to the Islamic State threat sooner.

REPORT: Federal Budget Deficit falls to $486B

Posted: 10/08/2014 - The federal government's budget deficit has fallen to $486 billion, the smallest pool of red ink of President Barack Obama's six-year span in office, a new report said Wednesday.

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