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NC Senate candidates largely back more airstrikes

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Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis are largely supportive of the direction of President Barack Obama's plan to expand military airstrikes and help forces fight the Islamic State militant group. But both North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates are seeking to assert their independence. Full story...
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President pledges to 'degrade and ultimately destroy' ISIS in address to nation

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In an address to the nation tonight, President Obama laid out his most detailed plan yet to confront the vexing problem of ISIS, the militant group that executed American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria and terrorized civilians in Syria and neighboring Iraq. Full story...
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White House honor comes as vet's business totters

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A former Marine Corps sniper in Iraq who started a coffee shop that employs fellow veterans is to be honored at a White House event Wednesday even as he solicits online donations to stay open. Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits owner Matt Victoriano admitted Tuesday it's ironic to be honored as an example of the successful veteran-turned-entrepreneur when he may have to shut down in less than two weeks. Full story...
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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

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For Robert McCauley, the scandal at Veterans Affairs medical centers has touched a nerve. The 67-year-old retired sergeant says he's heard complaints from friends about the long wait to see doctors. Full story...
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Obama to address American Legion in Charlotte

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President Barack Obama is coming to North Carolina to address the American Legion convention. A statement released from the White House Press Office on Friday said Obama will address the convention on Tuesday. Full story...
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Obama administration opens East Coast to oil, gas search

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A decision by the Obama administration is going to be welcomed by the oil industry, but not by environmentalists. Full story...
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Obama lawyers seek end to Lejeune toxic water case

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videoObama administration attorneys are asking a federal appeals court to rule against families who blame contaminated tap water at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base for birth defects, childhood cancers and other illnesses. Full story...
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Shinseki resigns amid veterans' health care issues

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videoVeterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned amid widespread troubles in the VA health care system. President Barack Obama says he accepted the resignation with "considerable regret." Full story...
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Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished

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videoPresident Barack Obama says if there's misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, it will be punished. Obama says if the allegations of misconduct prove to be true, it is dishonorable and disgraceful. Full story...
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NC health insurance sign-ups higher than predicted

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The Obama administration says North Carolina's marketplace for subsidized health insurance continues to enroll buyers for private coverage at a steady clip. Full story...
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McCrory going back to DC, meeting US energy chief

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is returning to Washington to attend a workforce development meeting and talk about natural gas and oil exploration with a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. Full story...
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President ready to sign long-awaited Farm Bill

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videoAfter two years of bickering, our leaders on Capitol Hill have worked out a deal that could affect you the next time you go to the grocery store. Full story...
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Senators Hagan and Burr respond to President Obama's State of the Union

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Both senators sound off and share their perception on Tuesday night's State of the Union Address. Full story...
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McCrory says he talked energy with Obama

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Gov. Pat McCrory says President Obama's visit to North Carolina this week gave him the opportunity to talk about energy exploration and clear the air about case backlogs within the state's food stamp program. Full story...
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McIntyre joins Obama on visit to NC

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videoWhen President Barack Obama arrived in Raleigh today, a familiar face was on board Air Force One. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) stepped off the plane with the Commander in Chief. Full story...
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