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NC survey shows Hagan with narrow US Senate lead

A survey of North Carolina likely voters shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holding a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis roughly two months from Election Day. More>>

NAACP planning voting rights rally in Wilmington

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The North Carolina NAACP is planning a rally in Wilmington to call attention to voting rights More>>

GOP presidential prospects tout faith in the national anthem

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Two possible Republican presidential candidates are touting the nation's religious heritage as part of a webcast marking the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.
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Groups aiming to help NC legislative Democrats

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Groups in the shadow of traditional campaigns are poised to once again attempt to influence N.C. General Assembly races through ads and mailers bought with millions of dollars largely from companies and politically-minded organizations. More>>

NC courts sort voucher law, students stay in class

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A North Carolina appeals court could rule as early as this week whether nearly $11 million in taxpayer money should pay tuition for hundreds of low-income children to enroll in private schools. More>>

McCrory says he won't call NC special session Video included

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he won't ask North Carolina legislators to return to Raleigh to consider legislation left behind by this year's General Assembly session. More>>

AG Roy Cooper calls Republicans 'extremists'

Attorney General Roy Cooper is seeking the Democratic nomination to run in 2016 against McCrory, a pro-business Republican who worked at Duke for more than 28 years. Attorney General Roy Cooper is seeking the Democratic nomination to run in 2016 against McCrory, a pro-business Republican who worked at Duke for more than 28 years.
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Attorney General Roy Cooper says the next gubernatorial election will be a time for Democrats to take the state back from what he called "extremists." More>>

Hagan, Tillis support US airstrikes

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Sen. Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis largely support the plan President Barack Obama outlined to expand military airstrikes and help forces fight the Islamic State militant group. More>>

Hagan, Aiken to speak at state AFL-CIO convention

Clay Aiken files for Congress on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Clay Aiken files for Congress on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
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Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and congressional candidate Clay Aiken are among the scheduled speakers at the annual convention of the state AFL-CIO in Raleigh. More>>

Media outlets plan NC Senate debate without Hagan

Hagan's campaign has confirmed she doesn't plan to participate. Hagan's campaign has confirmed she doesn't plan to participate.
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A television news outlet and North Carolina's two largest newspapers will hold a debate next month in the U.S. Senate race even if Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan doesn't participate. More>>

NC health officials highlight Medicaid finances

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North Carolina health officials are celebrating a positive cash balance within the state Medicaid agency for the most recent fiscal year. 
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Appeals court sets quick date on NC voting law

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A federal appeals court decided Tuesday to hasten arguments in a case challenging a tough, new North Carolina voting law that critics say will suppress minority voter turnout in November. More>>

Hagan, Tillis race could hinge on women Video included

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Both Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis are trying to appeal to women in their North Carolina Senate race. More>>

Hagan, Tillis test new lines in debate

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Hagan and Tillis are locked in a close race for a North Carolina Senate seat. More>>

Race between Aiken, Ellmers for 2nd District heating up Video included

The race between "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and GOP imcumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers for the 2nd Congressional District is heating up. The race between "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and GOP imcumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers for the 2nd Congressional District is heating up.
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The race between "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and GOP incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers for the 2nd District is heating up. More>>

Business owner opposes raising minimum wage Video included

“This is my dream,” said Ronnie Massey. “This is my dream,” said Ronnie Massey.
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A Clayton business owner says raising the minimum wage would make him think twice about hiring. More>>

Tillis, Hagan clash in opening Senate debate Video included

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Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina is accusing Republican challenger Thom Tillis of taking the state backward by supporting tax cuts over help for students and women.
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Tillis, Hagan gear up for 1st NC Senate debate

Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)
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North Carolina's leading U.S. Senate candidates finally meet in person to trade barbs live on statewide television. More>>

Raleigh political ad producer says negative ads work Video included

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The Senate race between Sen. Kay Hagan and House Speaker Thom Tillis has its share of negative ads produced by third parties. More>>

Hagan, Tillis tied in Senate race, new data shows

Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)
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As Sen. Kay Hagan and House Speaker Thom Tillis prepare to debate Wednesday night, new data shows the race is tight. More>>

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  • NC survey shows Hagan with narrow US Senate lead

    NC survey shows Hagan with narrow US Senate lead

    Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)
    A survey of North Carolina likely voters shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holding a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis roughly two months from Election Day.
    A survey of North Carolina likely voters shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holding a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis roughly two months from Election Day.
  • NAACP planning voting rights rally in Wilmington

    NAACP planning voting rights rally in Wilmington

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:59 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:59:45 GMT
    The North Carolina NAACP is planning a rally in Wilmington to call attention to voting rights
    The North Carolina NAACP is planning a rally in Wilmington to call attention to voting rights
  • Groups aiming to help NC legislative Democrats

    Groups aiming to help NC legislative Democrats

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:52:20 GMT
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    Groups in the shadow of traditional campaigns are poised to once again attempt to influence N.C. General Assembly races through ads and mailers bought with millions of dollars largely from companies and politically-minded organizations.
    Groups in the shadow of traditional campaigns are poised to once again attempt to influence N.C. General Assembly races through ads and mailers bought with millions of dollars largely from companies and politically-minded organizations.
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  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:32 GMT
    This week offers Congress its best chance to get answers about President Barack Obama's new Mideast counterterror strategy.
    Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President...
  • White House backs use of body cameras by police

    White House backs use of body cameras by police

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:01:20 GMT
    The White House says requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to the mistrust between police and their communities that fueled unrest last month in Ferguson, Missouri.
    Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of...
  • First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

    First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:31:49 GMT
    U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by...
    U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy...
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  • Mom, grandparents of 5 slain SC children are devastated; memorial service planned

    Mom, grandparents of 5 slain SC children are devastated; memorial service planned

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:15:09 GMT
    Authorities on Wednesday identified the 5 Lexington County children who authorities say were killed by their father and dumped in Alabama in garbage bags.The five, which are ages 1-8 are Elaine, Nathan, Gabriel, Eli, and Merah Jones and were last seen Aug. 28.
    Authorities on Wednesday identified the 5 Lexington County children who authorities say were killed by their father and dumped in Alabama in garbage bags.The five, which are ages 1-8 are Elaine, Nathan, Gabriel, Eli, and Merah Jones and were last seen Aug. 28.
  • 16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:29:36 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
  • Blowout Loss To Alabama Not Without Positives For Southern Miss

    Blowout Loss To Alabama Not Without Positives For Southern Miss

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:43:37 GMT
    Southern Miss Football Report…Sept. 14, 2014 Record 1-2, 0-0 C-USA Last Week L, 52-12, at No. 3 Alabama (Bryant-Denny Stadium/Tuscaloosa, Ala./101,821) This Week Sept. 20, Appalachian State, 6 p.m. CT (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss., 36,000/ASN, Dave Armstrong, Play-by-Play; Jim Donnan, Analysis; Sidelines, TBA) Player of the Week Nominations Special Teams Corey Acosta, PK, 6-0, 190, Memphis, Tenn. (Christian Brothers HS) Acosta registered a career-high tyin...
    Southern Miss Football Report…Sept. 14, 2014 Record 1-2, 0-0 C-USA Last Week L, 52-12, at No. 3 Alabama (Bryant-Denny Stadium/Tuscaloosa, Ala./101,821) This Week Sept. 20, Appalachian State, 6 p.m. CT (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss., 36,000/ASN, Dave Armstrong, Play-by-Play; Jim Donnan, Analysis; Sidelines, TBA) Player of the Week Nominations Special Teams Corey Acosta, PK, 6-0, 190, Memphis, Tenn. (Christian Brothers HS) Acosta registered a career-high tyin...
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