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Edwards adds sex tape case lawyers to defense team

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Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards has added two Greensboro lawyers who recently represented his mistress in a legal fight over the couple's sex tape to the defense team for his upcoming criminal trial. Full story...
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GOP presidential candidates facing unexpected headwinds

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It's not a happy time for Republicans seeking the White House. Ahead of Super Tuesday contests, they're being thrown on the defensive over birth control and comments by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and tripped up by subjects bearing little relation to Americans' everyday concerns. All the while, President Obama's ratings are climbing. Full story...
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Former Perdue staffer pleads not guilty to charges

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A former aide to Gov. Bev Perdue has pleaded not guilty to charges over secret salary payments received while working on the Democrat's campaign. Full story...
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Etheridge at home to begin NC governor campaign

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One of the leading Democratic candidates for North Carolina governor is staying home to begin his campaign in earnest. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Lambeth drops out of House race because of health issues, backs Davis

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videoThere will not be a Republican primary for the 19th District state House seat after all. Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth says he is dropping out of the race because of health reasons. Full story...
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Group against gay marriage ban ends cross-state trip in Wilmington

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videoA North Carolina woman has run hundreds of miles in the past few weeks to raise awareness about a proposed Constitutional amendment banning same sex marriages in North Carolina. Full story...
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Obama to address economy in politically important NC

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President Barack Obama will travel to Charlotte Wednesday to speak about the economy. The trip keeps up Obama's weekly visits to politically important states, drawing attention to the economic recovery and steps aimed at sustaining it. Full story...
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Santorum, McCrory, Etheridge lead NC polling

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With the candidate filing period closed, we now know who's on the ballot for the May 8 primary elections. Early polling shows who leads in the biggest races. Full story...
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Wash. caucuses last GOP stop before Super Tuesday

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The last test for Republican presidential contenders before Super Tuesday next week is Washington, a solidly Democratic state known for its mountain ranges, good coffee and independent-minded voters. Full story...
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NC early-ed panel pulls back on recommendations

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A North Carolina legislative committee has scaled back recommendations for changing the state's prekindergarten program, but not before the debate shifted to the scope of poverty in the state. Full story...
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Judge sets April trial date in John Edwards case

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The federal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards is now scheduled to begin in April. Full story...
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Close friend of Perdue pleads not guilty

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A close friend of Gov. Beverly Perdue has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to unreported flights on private planes he provided. Full story...
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House immigration panel hears from employers

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North Carolina lawmakers considering the state's response to illegal immigration are hearing from representatives of businesses that have often hired cheap labor. Full story...
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Thompson changes course, will run for re-election

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Jason Thompson is not done running for office after all. The first-term New Hanover County Commissioner changed his mind this morning and announced he will run for re-election despite saying earlier that he would not run. Full story...
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NC House forming task force aimed at unemployment fraud

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The North Carolina House is forming a task force to see what it can do to discourage people from attempting to bilk the state unemployment insurance system of benefits. Full story...
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