Veterans Affairs
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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.
2 hours ago
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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.
Paul Manafort Russian Connection
22 hours ago
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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."
23 hours ago
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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.
Donald Trump wiretap
1 day ago
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GOP lawmaker: Trump communications may have been ‘monitored’

The chairman of the House intelligence committee says President Donald Trump's communications may have been "monitored" during the transition period as part of an "incidental collection."
Michael Flynn
1 day ago
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Lawmakers want details on Flynn’s foreign contacts, payments

A House committee wants the White House and Trump administration officials to detail all the payments and contacts that former national security adviser Michael Flynn had with foreign government representatives spanning the past three years.
Donald Trump Arnold Schwarzenegger
1 day ago
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Schwarzenegger on Trump approval ratings: ‘You got swamped’

Arnold Schwarzenegger is turning the table on Donald Trump by taking to social media to criticize the president's own approval ratings.
2 days ago
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Brunswick, New Hanover school board members among highest paid in state

When it comes to the people you elect to make decisions for your children's education, do you know how much they are compensated for the job?