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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

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The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. Full story...
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CFCC reacts to president's free college proposal

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videoLast night President Barack Obama announced his proposal to offer two years of free community college to students who qualify. The proposal is a grant program, and as such students will need to meet a variety of state and institutional requirements. Full story...
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Obama delivers State of the Union address

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President Barack Obama says after years of war and recession, "The shadow of crisis has passed." Full story...
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McCrory joins other governors for DC meeting with Obama

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says President Barack Obama was receptive to ideas about Medicaid reform and other issues during a discussion between the president, himself and three other governors. That's McCrory take from Tuesday's White House meeting with Obama and members of the National Governors Association's Executive Committee. McCrory joined the panel last summer. Full story...
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Obama: US ending outdated approach to Cuba

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President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. Full story...
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Cooper responds over NC absence in Obama lawsuit

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Attorney General Roy Cooper is responding to complaints about why North Carolina isn't among the states challenging President Barack Obama over his executive order on immigration. Gov. Pat McCrory joined the lawsuit filed this week and spearheaded by the Texas attorney general accusing Obama of overstepping his constitutional authority. McCrory is a plaintiff, but Cooper is not involved. Full story...
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NC governor enters immigration order lawsuit

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he joined a lawsuit brought by the Texas attorney general challenging President Barack Obama's executive order last month on immigration because the president exceeded his powers laid out in the U.S. Constitution. McCrory made North Carolina one of the 17 states involved in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court over Obama's order designed to keep as many as five million people living illegally in the United States from being deported. Full story...
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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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