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Three NC Appeals Court judges had numerous questions about Tracey Cline’s challenge of her 2012 ouster as Durham’s district attorney. They touched on free-speech issues and constitutional rights,

Modified: 02/14/13 05:36:01 AM

Candidates have until Feb. 22 to apply to fill the District 9 vacancy on the Wake County school board created by Debra Goldman’s resignation earlier this month.

Modified: 02/11/13 06:25:14 PM

A bill began moving through the General Assembly on Tuesday that would sweep out the members of several important state boards and commissions so that they could be replaced by appointments by the governor and the GOP-controlled General Assembly.

Modified: 02/06/13 08:54:03 AM
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The state Senate gave final approval to a health care bill laden with politics Tuesday, even as Gov. Pat McCrory renewed his objections saying the measure could cost state taxpayers millions of dollars. The legislation now goes to the House, where Republican leaders plan to take a slower approach than the Senate.

Modified: 02/06/13 08:54:03 AM
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Bill would give McCrory, legislature control of some state boards
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A controversial bill that calls for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the state's unemployment system, including a major cut in benefits to jobless workers, is taking center stage in the Senate after receiving final approval from the House on Tuesday

Modified: 02/06/13 08:54:03 AM
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Under the Dome:  U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan says that after talking with him, she will support Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense. The senator from Greensboro is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Modified: 02/06/13 12:32:16 AM
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President Barack Obama is asking Congress for a short-term deficit reduction package of spending cuts and tax revenue that will delay the effective date of steeper automatic cuts now scheduled to kick in on March 1. Obama said the looming cuts would be economically damaging and must be avoided.

Modified: 02/05/13 02:32:59 PM

Uncomfortable with the Obama administration's use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America's authority to kill suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens. The Democratic-led outcry was emboldened by the revelation in a newly surfaced Justice Department memo that shows drones can strike against a wider range of threats, with less evidence, than previously believed.

Modified: 02/06/13 02:02:20 AM

A group of gun-rights activists rallied Tuesday in support of making it legal for North Carolina's school principals and teachers to carry concealed firearms into the classroom.

Modified: 02/05/13 06:50:19 PM
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N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit against ratings agency Standard & Poor's, joining more than a dozen of his peers in alleging that the company inflated the ratings on risky investments. Cooper's suit, filed in Wake County, alleges wrongdoing starting in 2001, becoming more common between 2004 and 2007, and lasting until 2011.

Modified: 02/06/13 02:01:55 AM

Despite objections from Gov. Pat McCrory, the Republican-led state Senate pushed through legislation Monday evening that will prevent nearly 650,000 residents from getting health insurance and block the state from establishing a health care exchange.

Modified: 02/05/13 04:30:24 AM
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The state House on Monday night tentatively approved an overhaul of the state's unemployment system along partisan lines after voting down a series of amendments offered by Democrats.

Modified: 02/05/13 04:30:24 AM
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