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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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  • As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

    As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:22:41 GMT
    Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.
    Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.
  • Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:22:38 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a...
  • AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

    AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:22:35 GMT
    The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.
    The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.
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