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Tony Blair tells Greensboro audience America needs to stop self-doubt

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The British leader who led his country to war in Iraq and peace in Northern Ireland has told a North Carolina audience that the United States is experiencing self-doubt, not decline. Full story...
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Tea Partiers help to "Picket Across America"

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When Tina Sims, a 47-year-old unemployed woman from Hattiesburg, Mississippi left a post online asking Americans of any party affiliation to step outside on the morning of September 17 holding a sign asking "Can You Hear Us Now?" a group at the intersection of College and Oleander answered the call. Full story...
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Bill to cap legislative terms may have to wait until November

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The North Carolina General Assembly is cleaning up several laws approved this year before leaving town Wednesday, but a measure to let voters decide whether to cap time served by legislative leaders may have to wait. Full story...
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Bill puts limit on House Speaker and Senate Leader terms

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The House speaker and Senate leader in the North Carolina General Assembly would be limited to serving at most eight consecutive years in their top posts in legislation approved by the state Senate. Full story...
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Conservative group running ads in support of amendment to prohibit gay marriage in NC

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The legislative arm of a conservative Christian group is running radio ads urging listeners to ask certain state lawmakers to support a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage in North Carolina. Full story...
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Federal judge blocks state from cutting funding to Planned Parenthood

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A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of North Carolina from cutting funding to the group Planned Parenthood. Full story...
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NC government losses push jobless rate to 10 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate topped 10 percent in July as layoffs by school districts and other government employers outweighed private sector gains. Full story...
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NC Legal Aid closes 3 offices as funding falls

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Government funding cuts are forcing the group that provides legal help for the poor to close three offices that help North Carolina's rural communities. Full story...
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NC counties and cities report good credit, outlook not so good

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A bond rating agency has told five of North Carolina's biggest counties and two of its larger cities that they retained their good credit rating but their outlook is negative. Full story...
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