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NC Senate candidates largely back more airstrikes

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Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis are largely supportive of the direction of President Barack Obama's plan to expand military airstrikes and help forces fight the Islamic State militant group. But both North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates are seeking to assert their independence. Full story...
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Media outlets plan NC Senate debate without Hagan

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A television news outlet and North Carolina's two largest newspapers will hold a debate next month in the U.S. Senate race even if Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan doesn't participate. Time Warner Cable News North Carolina says it will air a live debate Oct. 21. The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer of Raleigh also are producing the debate. The cable channel says Republican Thom Tillis and Libertarian Sean Haugh have agreed to participate if they meet criteria. Full story...
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Hagan, Tillis spar in first debate

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videoOn the debate stage there were no shortage of fireworks as Sen. Kay Hagan and NC House Speaker Thom Tillis went head to head. The first of three debates in the race for Hagan's US Senate seat saw the incumbent Democrat and her Republican challenger come out prepared. Both candidates wanted to talk about numbers. Full story...
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Tillis, Hagan gear up for 1st NC Senate debate

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videoNorth Carolina's leading U.S. Senate candidates are finally meeting in person to trade accusations and present their case to voters on live television. Full story...
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Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

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Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis. Tillis campaign spokesman Daniel Keylin said in an email that Romney was headlining the private event in Charlotte on Tuesday night. Full story...
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Kay Hagan rallies supporters in Wilmington

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videoUS Senator Kay Hagan rallied supporters in Wilmington Saturday. The Democrat spoke with supporters about her opponent, NC House Speaker Thom Tillis, and his impact on education in North Carolina. Full story...
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Candidate who submitted resignation in Klingon gets enough support for Senate run

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A third candidate appears to have met qualifications for an official write-in candidate for North Carolina's US Senate seat in November. Full story...
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Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad

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An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers. Full story...
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Bill would help victims in Camp Lejeune, Asheville

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Two North Carolina congressional leaders have introduced legislation they say will help people exposed to contaminated water near a closed Asheville factory and a Marines Corp base. Full story...
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Hagan, Tillis start to discuss NC Senate debates

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Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis say they want multiple debates in their North Carolina race. Exactly how many they'll appear in is uncertain this early in the campaign. Full story...
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Hagan seeks to help historically black colleges

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US Sen. Kay Hagan is introducing a bill to strengthen the nation's historically black colleges and universities. The measure would create a program of competitive grants that would help fund innovative programs addressing the specific needs of students at black colleges. Full story...
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Tillis wins NC Senate GOP primary, faces Hagan

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Thom Tillis has won North Carolina's Republican Senate primary and will take on Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November. The state House speaker and favorite of national Republican leaders beat seven other candidates Tuesday. Full story...
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Hagan wins NC Democratic primary for US Senate

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Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan has won her primary for U.S. Senate over two lesser-known opponents. Full story...
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Senators seek cancer study of Lejeune water

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North Carolina's two U.S. senators say a federal health agency should conduct a cancer incidence study for the groundwater contamination at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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ELON POLL: Hagan's approval ratings continue to slide

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videoOnly one-third of North Carolina registered voters approve of Sen. Kay Hagan's job performance, her lowest rating in a year, according to the latest Elon University Poll. Full story...
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