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Cree employee, Obama 'friend' facing drug charges
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 2:22pm.

A manager at Cree Inc., who once introduced then-presidential candidate Sen. Barrack Obama during a 2008 visit to the Durham-based company, is facing drug trafficking charges.

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Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 7:50am.

Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the secretary for Health and Human Services, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.

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Obama to visit Mooresville school for NC stop
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 9:41pm.

President Obama's trip to North Carolina has him scheduled to visit a middle school north of Charlotte.

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NC man gets prison time for tweeting Obama threats
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:40pm.

A North Carolina man is headed to prison for threatening President Barack Obama through Twitter during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

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Congress measures Charlotte's Foxx for Cabinet job
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 7:12am.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has an interview for promotion to a national job. He will be questioned Wednesday afternoon by a Senate committee in his first public step toward expected confirmation.

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Hagan says VA claims backlog 'unacceptable'
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 3:56pm.

video Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) has been helping push for changes in the VA. Among her efforts, she has joined 66 of her Senate colleagues in asking President Obama to end a backlog of hundreds of thousands of VA disability claims.

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Charlotte Mayor Foxx gets seat on Obama's Cabinet
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 3:27pm.

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.

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McIntyre, Hagan, Burr to attend VA clinic opening; Hagan joins push to end VA backlog
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 1:30pm.

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.

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Obama signs order to begin spending cuts
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 9:18pm.

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.

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Obama pushes for higher minimum wage on plant tour
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 1:27pm.

videoPresident Barack Obama is pushing for a higher minimum wage because he says Americans who work full time should not be in poverty.

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