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NC AG says refusal of Medicaid expansion was wrong

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says he can't see any reason why the North Carolina legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory refused to expand Medicaid coverage except for a political one. Full story...
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NC regulators uphold Duke Energy rate hike

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North Carolina regulators are again approving a 7 percent rate increase for Duke Energy Carolinas customers. Full story...
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Spaulding says Cooper inconsistent on NC lawsuits

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A Durham attorney running for governor in 2016 says it's logically inconsistent for expected gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper to oppose election and marriage laws while defending them in court as North Carolina's attorney general. Full story...
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High-demand NC food banks getting funds

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North Carolina food banks faced with increased demand because of high unemployment and government assistance delays are getting nearly $3 million. Full story...
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NC AG Cooper supports gay marriage

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says he supports gay marriage but argues his personal views aren't preventing him from vigorously defending North Carolina's constitutional amendment affirming its prohibition from a lawsuit. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: McCrory: Cooper could be witness against NC in voter ID suit

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says Attorney General Roy Cooper could wind up a witness against the state of North Carolina in a lawsuit the US Department of Justice filed against the state's new voter ID law. Full story...
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McCrory adviser questions Cooper's professionalism

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Gov. Pat McCrory's top legal adviser is questioning whether North Carolina's attorney general has compromised his ability to defend the state from a federal lawsuit alleging new Republican-backed voting changes are intended to suppress minority voter turnout. Full story...
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AG wins orders against loan mod scams in Charlotte and Wilmington

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videoTwo companies that charged homeowners illegal fees for help lowering mortgage payments and avoiding foreclosure are now barred from those practices and must pay refunds, Attorney General Roy Cooper said today. Full story...
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AG vows to fight for law keeping sex offenders from parks, schools

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videoNorth Carolina's attorney general says he will fight a federal lawsuit against him and the state to protect children from sex offenders. The lawsuit challenges a state law that makes it illegal for sex offenders to be close to places intended for children. Full story...
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Brian Berger releases statement on his return to the New Hanover County Commission

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video Brian Berger statement regarding Judge Gale issued Order, dated September 5, 2013: "I'm grateful to have been reinstated to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners I was elected to and continuing to fulfill the public service and civic obligation that compelled me to sacrifice so much for the greater good. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court blocks sex offenders from social media

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videoThe North Carolina Supreme Court has granted a stay requested by Attorney General Roy Cooper that will keep registered sex offenders from using social media websites. Full story...
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Cooper defends speaking against NC elections bill

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Republican Gov. Pat McCrory is unhappy how Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke against an elections overhaul bill he signed into law this week, as Cooper could have to defend it in court on North Carolina's behalf. Full story...
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McCrory quietly signs sweeping NC elections bill

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has quietly signed into law a Republican-supported measure that makes sweeping changes in how and when people can cast their ballots in North Carolina. Full story...
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AG Cooper says new laws could cost taxpayers millions

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videoAttorney General Roy Cooper says several potential new laws could cost taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fights. Full story...
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McCrory levels criticism after NC Senate passes abortion rules

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Critics are crying foul after they say Republicans pushed a bill through the state Senate last night and this morning that opponents say restricts abortions in North Carolina. Full story...
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