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Obama pressing for policy changes after shooting

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video President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Full story...
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President Obama is Time's 'Person of the Year'

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video President Barack Obama has been named Time's "Person of the Year" for 2012. The short list for the honor included Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head for advocating for girls' education. Full story...
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NC gives its 15 electoral votes to GOP's Romney

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video North Carolina is making its choices for president and vice president official. Fifteen Republicans meeting Monday in the old Capitol building in Raleigh picked as the state's presidential electors cast the state's 15 electoral votes for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Full story...
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UNCW professor, colleagues have solution for fiscal cliff

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videoWith the country heading closer to the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff, many Americans are hoping Congress will reach a compromise soon. One UNCW professor says she has come up with a plan that would satisfy both sides. Full story...
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$2 billion price tag for presidential election

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Campaign finance filings with the government now show that the cost of the 2012 U.S. presidential race has surpassed $2 billion, a new record. Full story...
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White House: Obama to meet Romney Thursday

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The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election. Obama promised in his victory speech on Nov. 6 to engage with Romney and consider his ideas. Full story...
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Secession petitions gather support in NC, across country

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video The United States are not so united tonight as rumors that history may repeat itself circulate. Petitions on the White House's website suggest that citizens across the country are not happy with the way things in Washington are going and want a major change. Full story...
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Obama holds off Romney to win second term

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At this hour, Barack Obama has won election as president. That's with 97 percent of the precincts reporting. Obama has won 307 electoral votes in 26 states and the District of Columbia. He is leading in 1 state for a total of 29 more electoral votes. Romney has won 216 electoral votes in 24 states. He is not currently leading in any state. Full story...
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NC goes red again for president with Romney

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Mitt Romney has turned North Carolina back to the Republicans. Romney won the state and its 15 electoral votes Tuesday, four years after President Barack Obama picked up a surprise win for the Democrats by 14,000 votes. The GOP had won every other presidential race in the state since 1980. Full story...
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Area kids pick Obama, Dalton

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Last week we told you about local students casting their own votes in the national Kids Voting program. Now the results are in. Full story...
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First Lady touts Obama campaign in NC on final day

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North Carolina gets a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama on her last day on the campaign trail. Mrs. Obama is scheduled to visit Charlotte with singer Mariah Carey and NBA Players Association president Derek Fisher to stir up supporters. Full story...
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POLL: Romney rises in favorability; Obama's pushback is intensity

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After lagging for months at historic lows, Mitt Romney's personal popularity has advanced in the final weekend to its highest of the 2012 campaign, rivaling Barack Obama's. But Obama pushes back with greater enthusiasm among his supporters – and the race itself remains a tie. Full story...
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Officials: Effigies parked at NC early voting site

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North Carolina election officials have asked prosecutors to investigate reports of a trailer parked at an early voting site that held effigies of former and current elected officials with nooses around their necks. Full story...
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POLL: Romney leads in confidence on recovery, but Obama escapes most economic blame

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More likely voters think the economy would improve under Mitt Romney than under Barack Obama – but they disproportionately blame Obama's predecessor for its troubles in the first place, an example of the mixed sentiments that undergird the deadlocked 2012 election. Full story...
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Michelle Obama to visit Charlotte next week

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Michelle Obama is returning to North Carolina. President Barack Obama's campaign announced Thursday the first lady will visit Charlotte on Monday, just one day before the election. Full story...
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