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Obama: US ending outdated approach to Cuba
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:13pm.

President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.

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Cooper responds over NC absence in Obama lawsuit
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:39pm.

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.

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NC governor enters immigration order lawsuit
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:44pm.

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.

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Immigrant family, attorney react to Pres. Obama's announcement
Submitted by Helen Holt on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:36pm.

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.

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Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:22pm.

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.

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Trevon Brown out for next game, Wil Baumann leads ACC in punting, MJ calls Obama hack golfer
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:56pm.

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

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NC Senate candidates largely back more airstrikes
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:52pm.

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.

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President pledges to 'degrade and ultimately destroy' ISIS in address to nation
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:16pm.

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.

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White House honor comes as vet's business totters
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:44pm.

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.

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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:37pm.

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.

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