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Students create T-shirts to save iconic bird

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University of North Carolina student Andrew Bauer says he had to act fast when he heard that Big Bird's job was in jeopardy. During last week's presidential debate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he would cut funding to PBS, which would essentially fire Big Bird. So Bauer decided to take action to save the Sesame Street character. His first step was snapping up the domain name: FireBigBird.com. Full story...
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House speaker, 2 senators working in NC for Romney

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Republican congressional heavyweights are coming to North Carolina this week to campaign for Mitt Romney. Romney's campaign said Monday that Arizona Sen. John McCain and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will attend veteran-themed events Tuesday in Cary and Fayetteville. Graham will hold a similar event Tuesday evening in Wilmington. Full story...
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Romney planning campaign visit Thursday to NC

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Mitt Romney is coming to battleground North Carolina for the first time in almost two months. The Republican presidential nominee's campaign said Monday that Romney will visit Asheville on Thursday. Full story...
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US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low

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The US unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election. Full story...
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Romney barrels out of first debate on offense

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Mitt Romney is barreling out of the first presidential debate energized by a solid performance that showed his determination to take it to President Barack Obama with gusto. Full story...
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First debate sets up moment of high-risk theater

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President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time in this presidential campaign Wednesday for a nationally televised debate that will give millions of Americans a chance to size up two fierce competitors in a moment of high-risk theater. Full story...
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Rubio, Tagg Romney in NC to work for Mitt Romney

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Mitt Romney is getting help with his presidential bid in North Carolina from two close allies - his oldest son and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Full story...
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CIVITAS POLL: Obama, Biden lead Romney, Ryan in NC

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A new poll from the Civitas Institute found that the Democratic ticket of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden is 4 percentage points ahead of the Republican slate — presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. Full story...
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Romney's tax returns

It's been a hot topic in the campaign before, Mitt Romney's taxes. Now the candidate has released another year of returns.

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Poll: Obama job approval rising, race still tight

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A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Americans are feeling markedly better about the country's future and about Barack Obama's job performance. That said, the president's re-election race against Republican Mitt Romney remains a neck-and-neck proposition. Full story...
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