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FACT CHECK: Stumbles in latest presidential debate

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In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style presidential debate, the facts took something of a beating Tuesday night. Mitt Romney wrongly claimed that it took 14 days for President Barack Obama to brand the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya a terrorist act. Obama yet again claimed that ending the Afghanistan and Iraq wars makes money available to "rebuild America," even though it doesn't. Full story...
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Graham site deletes post calling Mormonism a cult

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The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has removed language from its website referring to Mormonism as a cult following a visit by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to the minister's home. Full story...
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With one debate left, Obama, Romney circle back to who's best on economy

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Both campaign teams are calling last night's presidential debate a win for their candidate. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in a pushy, interruption-filled encounter, making charges and countercharges that the other guy wasn't telling the truth. Full story...
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McCrory keeps to campaign script in NC gov's race

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Democrat Walter Dalton is running out of time to dismantle Republican Pat McCrory's perceived front-runner status on the eve of early voting in the North Carolina governor's race. Full story...
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Dalton and McCrory debate in NC Governor race

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video The two men vying to be the next governor of North Carolina squared off Tuesday evening in Research Triangle Park. Much of the conversation focused on the taxes in North Carolina and how the candidates would reduce unemployment. Full story...
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Mrs. Obama urges NC college students to vote early

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Michelle Obama wants North Carolina college students to work hard for her husband, making sure they and their friends cast ballots as the battleground state prepares for early voting. Full story...
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PPP POLL: McCrory leads Dalton by 10 points, Lt. Gov. race a dead heat

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PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds Pat McCrory's lead in the Governor's race holding steady. He's at 47% to 37% for Walter Dalton with Libertarian Barbara Howe at 5%. Those numbers are exactly identical to what they were two weeks ago. Full story...
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RASMUSSEN POLL: McCrory up 14 points

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The latest Rasmussen Reports poll of Likely North Carolina Voters shows McCrory holding a 14-point lead over his Democratic opponent, Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton. It's McCrory 52%, Dalton 38%. Ten percent (10%) of voters remain undecided. Full story...
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Clinton, Ryan continue campaign effort as Obama, Romney prepare for debate

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As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for tonight's debate, the Obama campaign is turning to Bill Clinton to make the case against what it says is Romney's $5 trillion tax cut plan. Full story...
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NC voters exercise choice for major agency heads

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North Carolina's tradition of public empowerment means voters again are electing not only a governor and lieutenant governor but eight department heads responsible for important tasks that some other states allow the governor to choose. Full story...
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GOP-leaning group plans new $11 million ad blitz

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A Republican-leaning independent group supporting GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is set to launch a major new television advertising blitz targeting women. Full story...
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Obama out to seize momentum from Romney in debate

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The pressure is on President Barack Obama to deliver a Goldilocks performance in the second debate: Not too cool, as he was in his first, listless encounter with Mitt Romney. And not too hot, as some critics styled Vice President Joe Biden in his faceoff with Paul Ryan. Full story...
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Democrats begin bus tour in western NC

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North Carolina politicians are joining national Democrats aboard a familiar political campaign vehicle - the charter bus. Full story...
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Camera footage shows anti-ballpark sign being stolen from man's property

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video A Wilmington man thought he was safe displaying an anti-ballpark campaign sign on his property, but was surprised to find the sign missing over the weekend. Bill Buck says he did not expect his "vote no stadium tax" sign to be stolen. He also did not expect to catch the crime on tape. Full story...
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Obama, first lady plan to vote early for Nov. 6

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama say they both plan to vote early. The first lady says on Twitter that she dropped her absentee ballot in the mail Monday, telling her followers: "I couldn't wait for Election Day." Full story...
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