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Immigrant family, attorney react to Pres. Obama's announcement

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video In a prime-time address Thursday, President Barack Obama announced through an Executive Order changes to immigration policy in the United States. The changes could make it easier to get a work permit to live in the country legally, as long as that person fits a certain criteria. Full story...
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Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq

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video President Barack Obama is authorizing the US military to deploy up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq as part of the mission to combat the Islamic State group. Obama is also asking Congress for more than $5 billion to help fund the fight. Full story...
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Trevon Brown out for next game, Wil Baumann leads ACC in punting, MJ calls Obama hack golfer

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videoTrevon Brown won't be suiting up this weekend for the East Carolina Pirates. The freshman wide receiver isn't ready to go after hurting his left knee last week. Trevon Brown is a New Hanover grad. Former Hoggard Viking Wil Baumann continues to lead the ACC in punting. Michael Jordan Full story...
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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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