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Missouri police response raises questions about militarizing law enforcement

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videoThere's been a lot of attention this week on the use of military-grade equipment to deal with protests in Ferguson, MO. The protests bring some serious questions to light: Why does law enforcement have this kind of gear, and do they really need it? Full story...
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Burr concerned about radical Islamic group's threat to US

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videoUS Senator Richard Burr made some stops in the port city today. The two-term senator said 10 years ago, when he was on the House Intelligence Committee, there were about three things we would worry about before he went to bed at night. Full story...
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Burr introduces bill to put Brunswick County back into Wilmington MSA

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videoThe fight over the federal government lumping Brunswick County into the Myrtle Beach metro area is apparently not over. 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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Senators Hagan and Burr respond to President Obama's State of the Union

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Both senators sound off and share their perception on Tuesday night's State of the Union Address. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected

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Members of the state's congressional delegation want the federal tobacco program protected from expected budget cuts. Full story...
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Obama signs bill, government back open after 16-day shutdown

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videoThe government reopens its doors today after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure last night to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring federal default. Full story...
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Burr closes district offices as government shutdown begins

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With a federal government shutdown underway, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) has closed his district offices, including here in Wilmington. Burr has also closed his offices in Winston-Salem, Asheville, Gastonia and Rocky Mount. Full story...
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Municipal leaders fight looming flood insurance rate increase

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videoJust like the tide the cost of flood insurance is on the rise. The Biggert-Waters Act is set to go into effect Tuesday and town leaders are asking for help to keep their town afloat. Full story...
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Burr co-hosting event for Tillis Senate bid in DC

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US Sen. Richard Burr's political committee says his involvement in a campaign fundraiser for North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis next week should not be seen as an official endorsement of Tillis' own Senate bid. Full story...
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Wilmington Peace Group protests US involvement in Syria

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videoAs the President prepares to seek approval from congress before taking action in Syria, people around the world are weighing in, and that includes right here in the port city. The Wilmington Peace Group held a rally today in protest of U.S. involvement in Syria. Full story...
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McIntyre, Hagan, Burr to attend VA clinic opening; Hagan joins push to end VA backlog

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videoTomorrow's ribbon cutting for Wilmington's VA Super Clinic is bringing out some big names. The facility, which opened this spring at Wilmington International Airport, will provide veterans services including day surgery, mental health, cardiology, women's health and MRIs. Full story...
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New report reveals Lejeune water contamination began earlier

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videoMarines at Camp Lejeune put their lives on the line for our country, but a study released today shows many of them and their families were being poisoned by water on base even longer than thought. Full story...
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Burr bill extends coverage for Lejeune toxic water

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videoA US senator from North Carolina has filed a bill to make more Marines and their families eligible for health care for illnesses suffered because of toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune. 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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