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Students happy about plan to lower student loan payments

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video As the economy sags many college grads find themselves burdened by student loan debt while struggling to find a job. Today President Obama announced a plan that could provide some relief through lower student payments. Full story...
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Military, families celebrate end of US troops in Iraq

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video The announcement that troops are coming home from Iraq by January 1 was great news for all Americans, especially those service members at North Carolina's National Guard. Full story...
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NC Reps. Coble, Foxx, McHenry endorse Romney

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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he's gained endorsements from three GOP House members in North Carolina, a state he says will be critical to efforts to unseat President Obama next year. Full story...
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Obama on NC, VA bus tour: 'I'm the president'

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President Barack Obama says he's touring Republican areas of North Carolina for a simple reason. "I'm the president," he says. Full story...
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Obama in North Carolina to push for action on jobs bill

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President Barack Obama has left the White House for a flight to North Carolina, where he'll begin a three-day bus tour aimed at pushing Congress to pass pieces of his jobs bill -- while also trying to build support for his re-election bid. Full story...
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Obama touts jobs bill benefits for small business during NC visit

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video President Barack Obama is touting the benefits of his new jobs bill for small businesses, which he says have not rebounded from the recession as well as large corporations. Full story...
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Hundreds camping out in Raleigh for tickets to Obama visit

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Hundreds of people camped out overnight Tuesday for a chance to be some of the first people in line to get tickets to see President Barack Obama. The President will be in the Triangle Wednesday to talk about American Jobs Act he presented to Congress last week. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Titan says Obama's overturn of controversial EPA regulation won't help or hurt

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video President Barack Obama scrapped his administration's controversial plans to tighten smog rules earlier this month, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders. "It neither complicates nor simplifies our permitting process – it has no impact," says Carolinas Cement Company President Bob Odom. Full story...
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Obama to visit Apex, NC State University

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President Obama will visit a small business in Apex and speak at North Carolina State University in his latest trip to the state. Full story...
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NC Gov requests 2 counties added to disaster list

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has asked that federal officials add two more counties to the disaster declaration request for individual assistance to help those recovering from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Obama approves disaster declaration for NC

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President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for North Carolina as the state recovers from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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President declares emergency for North Carolina

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FEMA announced that federal aid has been made available to North Carolina to supplement the state and local response efforts in the area due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing. Full story...
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Obama: Debt deal is only a first step

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The Senate has approved an emergency bill to avert a first-ever government default with just hours to spare. Full story...
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Votes could come this evening in House and Senate

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Leaders of the House and Senate say votes could come as early as this evening on the deficit-cutting plan that's expected to avert a government default on its debts. Full story...
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NC woman lobbies DC against Medicaid budget cuts

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A North Carolina woman is hoping to lobby President Obama and Congress away from considering cuts to the Medicaid program that pays health care costs for the poor and disabled. Full story...
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