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NC Senate threatens to not approve Cooper’s Cabinet pick

The standoff between NC Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican senators over who has the authority to approve the governor’s Cabinet appointments escalated to threats and angry retorts on Wednesday.

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ATF filled secret bank account with millions from shadowy cigarette sales, records show

The operation, not authorized under Justice Department rules, gave agents an off-the-books way to finance undercover investigations and pay informants without the usual cumbersome paperwork and close oversight, according to court records and people close to the operation. The secret account is at the heart of a federal racketeering lawsuit brought by a collective of tobacco farmers who say they were swindled out of $24 million.

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McKissick angry about Senate confirmation meeting

Sen. Floyd McKissick talks to the media after a Senate Committee on Commerce and Insurance met on the confirmation of Larry Hall at the Legislative Building Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Hall is nominated by Gov. Roy Cooper to be the Secretary of the State Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Open
McKissick angry about Senate confirmation meeting 2:22

McKissick angry about Senate confirmation meeting

Trump supporters give the President a progress report 3:02

Trump supporters give the President a progress report

Senator Hise angry that Hall refuses to show up for confirmation 2:48

Senator Hise angry that Hall refuses to show up for confirmation

Hall a no-show for controversial confirmation committee meeting 4:13

Hall a no-show for controversial confirmation committee meeting