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Senate rejects expanded gun background checks

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The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Full story...
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Republican launches 2014 US Senate run in Wilmington

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We're still more than a year and a half away from the mid-term elections, but a challenger threw his hat in the ring to run for US Senate. Wilmington was the first stop on Greg Brannon's campaign tour this morning. The Tea Party conservative wants to unseat Democrat Kay Hagan. Full story...
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Republican kicks off 2014 Senate run in Wilmington tomorrow

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videoThe next election for US Senate in North Carolina is still more than 20 months away, but a challenger officially joins that race tomorrow in Wilmington. Full story...
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Burr to vote against Hagel as Defense Secretary

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videoChuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary Defense apparently has solid support from Senate Democrats, but he will not get the vote of a North Carolina Republican. Full story...
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Hagan introduces bill to reduce unnecessary regulations on farmers

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Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced legislation yesterday that would eliminate a costly and redundant EPA regulation on pesticides. Full story...
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Perdue, defense firms warn of $1 trillion in cuts

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The building drumbeat of companies seeking to protect their Pentagon revenues is building at a North Carolina event opposing more than $1 trillion in budget cuts slashing both domestic and defense programs. Full story...
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Hagan hosts 'conversations' with constituents in Brunswick Co. next week

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Sen. Kay Hagan will host "Conversations with Kay" in Brunswick County next week. Full story...
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Hagan says amendment will help farmers get info they need

US Senator Kay Hagan is back to work in Washington today after passage of her amendment to the Farm Bill yesterday. She spoke to WWAY via satellite. Her "Plain Language" amendment will help farmers get information they need.

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Hagan pushes to stop colleges using tax money for recruiting, marketing

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If one US Senator has her way, North Carolina colleges and universities will soon have to pay out of pocket for marketing and recruiting. As a proponent of President Obama's push to extend lower federal student loan interest rates, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) wants to take it one step farther. Full story...
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US Senate panel hears about Camp Lejeune water

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A US Senate committee is hearing about the military's attempt to delete information from a report about contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Senate to hear about Lejeune's contaminated water

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A retired Marine who has led the fight to hold the military accountable for contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune will testify before a US Senate committee about efforts to block information. Full story...
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Burr one of two votes against Congressional insider trading bill

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North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr was one of two votes Monday against a bill that would make it clear that insider trading laws apply to lawmakers. Full story...
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Sen. Burr says he'll seek No. 2 GOP Senate post

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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he will run for the No. 2 position in the Republican leadership in the US Senate after the 2012 elections. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sen. Burr answers viewer questions about economy, Washington

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videoAfter the lengthy debt ceiling debate, continued unemployment and now the downgrading of America's credit rating, many of you have a lot of questions, as well as growing frustrations, about what's going on in Washington. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) stopped by our studio to answer questions about what's going on with the economy and the political system that has a big factor on it. Full story...
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Obama: Debt deal is only a first step

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The Senate has approved an emergency bill to avert a first-ever government default with just hours to spare. Full story...
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