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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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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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