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NC House Republicans have choice of 6 for speaker

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Republican candidates to succeed Thom Tillis as North Carolina House speaker are walking the fine line between praising his four years leading the chamber and critiquing his tenure to promote their independence. There are six announced candidates heading into Saturday's meeting of the House Republican Caucus in Asheboro. The lawmaker they choose will almost certainly become speaker when the full House meets in January for the formal elections. That's because the GOP holds 74 of the chamber's 120 seats. Full story...
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McCrory sues legislators over coal ash commission

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video Gov. Pat McCrory and two of his predecessors have sued Republican leaders at the North Carolina Legislature over the makeup of the state's new Coal Ash Management Commission. Full story...
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NAACP holds post-election news conference, urges emergency Medicaid meeting

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video Rev. Dr. William Barber and other NAACP officials held a news conference in Wilmington this morning, urging Governor Pat McCrory and Senator-elect Thom Tillis to meet about Medicaid expansion. Full story...
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Top NC GOP lawmakers appeal ruling gay marriage OK

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video North Carolina legislative leaders are giving formal notice that their lawyers will appeal a Greensboro federal judge's ruling that legalized same-sex marriages in the state. Full story...
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GOP remains comfortably in charge at NC statehouse

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Several million dollars from independent groups on top of an expensive US Senate race that negatively portrayed the Republican agenda in Raleigh helped Democrats knock off a few GOP incumbents at the North Carolina legislature on Election Day. Full story...
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Tillis sensed victory over Hagan about 2 weeks ago

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North Carolina Sen.-elect Thom Tillis says his victory over incumbent Kay Hagan came as no surprise because projections taken about two weeks ago suggested he would win. Full story...
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Tillis defeats Hagan for Senate seat

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videoRepublican state House Speaker Thom Tillis has defeated Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan after a lengthy, expensive race in North Carolina. Full story...
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Tillis, Hagan focus on ground game on last day

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videoThe top candidates in North Carolina's $100 million Senate race who flooded televisions with messages for months are now emphasizing individual contact as the deciding factor on Election Day. Full story...
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Spending, mudslinging up in US Senate race

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videoIt's the most expensive race in US Senate history, and the airwaves have been flooded with mudslinging from both sides. Thom Tillis and Sen. Kay Hagan are battling it out in the Tar Heel State for your vote. Full story...
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Hagan, Tillis to visit Wilmington today

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With time running out before Election Day, the two major party candidates for US Senate will both be in Wilmington today. Full story...
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