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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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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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