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Charlotte Mayor Foxx gets seat on Obama's Cabinet

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A rising star in the North Carolina Democratic Party is heading to Washington for a position in President Obama's Cabinet that may one day help Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx seek higher office back home. Full story...
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McIntyre, Hagan, Burr to attend VA clinic opening; Hagan joins push to end VA backlog

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videoTomorrow's ribbon cutting for Wilmington's VA Super Clinic is bringing out some big names. The facility, which opened this spring at Wilmington International Airport, will provide veterans services including day surgery, mental health, cardiology, women's health and MRIs. Full story...
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Obama signs order to begin spending cuts

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videoPresident Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board reductions that he opposed but failed to avert. Full story...
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Obama pushes for higher minimum wage on plant tour

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videoPresident Barack Obama is pushing for a higher minimum wage because he says Americans who work full time should not be in poverty. Full story...
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Fort Hood hero Munley says Obama 'betrayed' her, other victims

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videoThree years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. Full story...
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Local response to president's second term

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videoIn Wilmington thousands took to the streets to honor Dr. Martin Luther King. We asked members of the crowd what they hope for as the president's took the oath of office. Full story...
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Full text of Pres. Obama's second inaugural address

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President Obama's second inaugural address lasted about 19 minutes. Read the full text here. Full story...
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NC residents participate in King day, inauguration

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North Carolinians will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and public inauguration of President Barack Obama with observances, calls to service and celebrations. Full story...
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Obama speech sets stage for looming policy fights

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President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural address that broadly lays out his vision for the country's future while leaving the details of the policy fights over taxes, guns, immigration and other divisive issues for another day. Full story...
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Burr blasts president's gun control plan

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video President Obama's plan to increase gun control in the United States is meeting opposition from North Carolina's Republican senator. Full story...
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Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

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video President Barack Obama is announcing a $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence a month after a mass shooting in Connecticut killed 20 elementary school children. Full story...
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Secession petitions get response from Obama Administration

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videoIn November we told you about petitions on the White House's website that suggested citizens across the country aren't happy with the way things are going in Washington. The petition garnered the 25,000 signatures needed to warrant a response and the Obama Administration has done just that. Full story...
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Fort Bragg troops to march in inaugural parade

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Eighty-eight soldiers from Fort Bragg will be marching later this month in President Obama's second inaugural parade. Full story...
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House approves fiscal cliff bill

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video After months of drama and some tense last minute negotiating, Congress finally passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. Full story...
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McIntyre confident of fiscal cliff deal after Christmas

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video Hours after House Speaker John Boehner's so-called "Plan B" to solve the fiscal cliff fell apart last night, Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) says he's confident a deal will be reached soon. McIntyre spoke to WWAY by phone this morning shortly after arriving home in North Carolina after the House recessed for Christmas. Full story...
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