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Battle over unemployment benefits latest example of political polarization

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videoA battle over unemployment benefits has become another partisan battle in the Tar Heel State, and in Washington, renewing unemployment benefits is stuck in negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. Full story...
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NC councilman resigns in Klingon

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Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before. On Thursday, David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation from the Indian Trail Town Council. Full story...
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NC Senate hopeful is sorry web material was copied

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North Carolina US Senate candidate Greg Brannon says he's sorry his website contains material that appears copied from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's former campaign website. But he added he agrees with every word. Full story...
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Rand Paul endorses Brannon in US Senate race in NC

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Kentucky US Sen. Rand Paul has endorsed Cary obstetrician Greg Brannon in the US Senate race in North Carolina. Brannon announced support from the national Tea Party favorite Wednesday. Full story...
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McIntyre says government needs to stay open, save health care debate for later

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videoWith a government shutdown looming federal workers at Sunny Point in Brunswick County say they will hit the picket line if forced off the job tomorrow. In the meantime, negotiations continue in Washington. Full story...
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Berger won't join crowded US Senate primary in NC

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North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger will not run for the U.S. Senate next year, saying it's not the right time to take on a statewide campaign. Full story...
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Burr co-hosting event for Tillis Senate bid in DC

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US Sen. Richard Burr's political committee says his involvement in a campaign fundraiser for North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis next week should not be seen as an official endorsement of Tillis' own Senate bid. Full story...
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Rep. Foxx will not enter US Senate race

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A US House member from western North Carolina says she will not seek the Republican nomination for the Senate seat currently held by Democrat Kay Hagan. Full story...
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Rep. Ellmers says she isn't running for US Senate in NC

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North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers won't run for U.S. Senate next year. Full story...
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Berry won't run for US Senate against Hagan

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North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry says she will pass on a chance to run for Kay Hagan's US Senate seat next year because she does not want to leave the state and loves her current job. Full story...
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Hagan talks Farm Bill, White House controversies

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videoIt's growing season on farms in the Tar Heel State. Meanwhile in Washington questions continue to grow about how the White House has handled several high-profile controversies. Full story...
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NC Baptist chief Harris looking at US Senate bid

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The pastor of a large Charlotte church who is also president of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention says he's prayerfully considering a 2014 bid for the US Senate seat held by Democrat Kay Hagan. Full story...
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Hagan says VA claims backlog 'unacceptable'

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video Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) has been helping push for changes in the VA. Among her efforts, she has joined 66 of her Senate colleagues in asking President Obama to end a backlog of hundreds of thousands of VA disability claims. Full story...
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McIntyre, Hagan, Burr to attend VA clinic opening; Hagan joins push to end VA backlog

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videoTomorrow's ribbon cutting for Wilmington's VA Super Clinic is bringing out some big names. The facility, which opened this spring at Wilmington International Airport, will provide veterans services including day surgery, mental health, cardiology, women's health and MRIs. Full story...
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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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