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House considers concealed handguns at schools holding church

The ability to carry a concealed handgun on public school property while attending church services there is being considered in the North Carolina House.
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NC Senate committee recommends Susi Hamilton cabinet nomination

Former N.C. Rep. Susi Hamilton, D-New Hanover, appears headed to swift confirmation to serve as secretary of the state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources after a Senate committee on Thursday voted 11-3 to recommend her approval.
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House GOP leaders postpone health care vote

House Republican leaders have postponed a vote on their health care bill in a setback for President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan.
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Feds: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease

The federal agency overseeing Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington has ruled his election as president doesn't violate the terms of his agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property.
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VA urges ‘hiring surge’ to reduce veterans’ appeals backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to appeal decisions involving disability benefits. It says it will need much more staff even as money remains in question due to a tightening Trump administration budget.
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NC lawmakers override Gov. Cooper’s veto on judicial elections

The Republican-controlled General Assembly has officially cancelled Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's first veto, meaning elections for local trial judges will become officially partisan again starting next year.
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White House distances Trump from Manafort after AP report

The White House is distancing itself from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, saying his secret work for a Russian billionaire detailed in an Associated Press report happened during "the last decade."
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House votes to override Cooper’s first veto

One chamber of the North Carolina legislature has agreed to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's first veto of a Republican measure that makes local trial court elections officially partisan again.