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Obama to Americans: 'It has been the privilege of my life to serve as your president'

In his last weekly address of 2016, President Obama thanks Americans for the progress that's been made over the last eight years, from protecting the planet to marriage equality. He calls for all Americans to come together in order to continue moving forward. As he transitions from president to citizen he reassures, "I will be there with you every step of the way to ensure that this country forever strives to live up to the incredible promise of our founding: that all of us are created equal and all of us deserve every chance to live out our dreams."

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Video: Charles Meeker, NC labor commissioner

Charles Meeker, a Democrat, served as Raleigh’s mayor from 2001 to 2011 after serving on the City Council for eight years. He has practiced law since 1975, focusing on local government issues. He is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University Law School.

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Video: Linda Coleman, NC lieutenant governor

Linda Coleman, a Democrat, has been chairman of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, was elected three times to the North Carolina House of Representatives and served as the director of the Office of State Personnel from 2009 to 2012. Coleman, 67, ran for lieutenant governor in 2012.

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Obama to Americans: 'It has been the privilege of my life to serve as your president'

In his last weekly address of 2016, President Obama thanks Americans for the progress that's been made over the last eight years, from protecting the planet to marriage equality. He calls for all Americans to come together in order to continue moving forward. As he transitions from president to citizen he reassures, "I will be there with you every step of the way to ensure that this country forever strives to live up to the incredible promise of our founding: that all of us are created equal and all of us deserve every chance to live out our dreams."
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Obama to Americans: 'It has been the privilege of my life to serve as your president' 1:47

Obama to Americans: 'It has been the privilege of my life to serve as your president'

Seth Meyers takes some shots at NC political power grab 8:01

Seth Meyers takes some shots at NC political power grab

Triangle residents speak out on NCAA HB2 decision 7:44

Triangle residents speak out on NCAA HB2 decision

Roy Cooper talks about why he wants to be governor 2:10

Roy Cooper talks about why he wants to be governor