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Republican kicks off 2014 Senate run in Wilmington tomorrow

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videoThe next election for US Senate in North Carolina is still more than 20 months away, but a challenger officially joins that race tomorrow in Wilmington. Full story...
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Sequester could have big impact on Coast Guard, Diligence

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video We're just days away from major federal spending cuts going into effect if the White House and Congress cannot reach a compromise. The sequester is a series of automatic cuts that will affect most government agencies, as well as thousands of people in our area, including the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. Full story...
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Postal Service announces unilateral plan to end Saturday mail delivery

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video The US Postal Service isn't waiting any longer for permission from Congress to quit delivering mail on Saturdays. It says it's going ahead with plans to start five-day-a-week delivery in August. Full story...
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Effort building to change US pot laws

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From legalizing the industrial production of hemp to establishing a federal tax, an effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws. Full story...
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Burr to vote against Hagel as Defense Secretary

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videoChuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary Defense apparently has solid support from Senate Democrats, but he will not get the vote of a North Carolina Republican. Full story...
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McIntyre opens new office, talks big issues

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre opened a new district office in Leland today. He also stopped by our studio to discuss many big topics, including the fiscal cliff, the recent House vote to suspend the debt limit, proposed gun control, beach renourishment and the VA super clinic under construction at Wilmington International Airport. Full story...
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Hagan seeks approval of Violence Against Women Act

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US Sen. Kay Hagan says there's an urgent need for Congress to approve the bill that reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act. Full story...
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McIntyre supports 'balanced budget' plan

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video Rep. Mike McIntyre says he wants the country to stop spending money it does not have. He has co-sponsored the Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution. The amendment would require the federal government spend no more than it takes in. Full story...
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New Congress means moves for McIntyre

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video A new Congress has taken office in Washington, DC. Members of the 113th Congress were sworn in today. The new session of Congress means Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) moves up the ladder of seniority in the US House. Full story...
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McIntyre explains vote against fiscal cliff deal

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video While the Congress last night passed a bill to avoid the fiscal cliff for a couple more months, it did not get support from eastern North Carolina's representatives in the US House. Full story...
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