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Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)

Hagan, Tillis tied in Senate race, new data shows

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As Sen. Kay Hagan and House Speaker Thom Tillis prepare to debate Wednesday night, new data shows the race is tight. More>>

Union, NAACP hold Labor Day rallies across NC Video included

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Union and civil rights leaders joined together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day. More>>

Libertarian candidate could have big impact on Senate race Video included

Sean Haugh, a Libertarian candidate, is on the same ballot as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and the Republican challenger, Thom Tillis. Sean Haugh, a Libertarian candidate, is on the same ballot as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and the Republican challenger, Thom Tillis.
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Sean Haugh, a Libertarian candidate, is on the same ballot as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and the Republican challenger, Thom Tillis. More>>

Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

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A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights. More>>

Tillis to highlight NC teacher raises in TV ad

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House Speaker Thom Tillis will highlight teacher pay raises approved by the North Carolina legislature this year in a television ad to first air on the eve of his first U.S. Senate debate with Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan. More>>

Radio ads praise NC lawmakers for fracking votes

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The energy industry is thanking several North Carolina lawmakers who supported fracking legislation with radio ads in their districts as elections approach. More>>

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues Video included

President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte. (WBTV) President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte. (WBTV)

Obama defended his administration's response to lapses that delayed health care for veterans, but conceded that more must be done to regain their trust. More>>

Brubaker ranked top NC lobbyist

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The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research said Republican Harold Brubaker ranked No. 1 on the list during the 2013 legislative session.  More>>

Head of NC counties leaving for national post

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David F. Thompson will become president and managing director of the national group's financial services office in November. More>>

Hagan tested by Obama's visit to her state

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President Barack Obama's visit to the American Legion this week is posing an uncomfortable test for embattled Sen. Kay Hagan. More>>

Koch brothers: Understanding the men with a major political impact

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The Koch brothers have a dominant impact on American politics, supporting Republicans and the Tea Party. More>>

Judge's ruling on school vouchers being appealed Video included

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A ruling by a Wake County superior court judge that a state program to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional is being appealed. More>>

NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash Video included

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North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. More>>

State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate Video included

People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking. People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.
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Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process. More>>

Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice. Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.
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Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice. More>>

NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure Video included

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House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps. More>>

Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill

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A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill. More>>

Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis is challenging Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan for her seat this fall. N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis is challenging Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan for her seat this fall.

Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis. More>>

Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad by in NC

Keeping the politically vulnerable Hagan in Washington is considered essential for Democrats to preserve their Senate majority. Keeping the politically vulnerable Hagan in Washington is considered essential for Democrats to preserve their Senate majority.
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Senate Democrats' campaign arm is spending more than $9 million on TV ads in North Carolina's tight Senate race. More>>

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  • Hagan, Tillis tied in Senate race, new data shows

    Hagan, Tillis tied in Senate race, new data shows

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:08:25 GMT
    Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)
    As Sen. Kay Hagan and House Speaker Thom Tillis prepare to debate Wednesday night, new data shows the race is tight.
    As Sen. Kay Hagan and House Speaker Thom Tillis prepare to debate Wednesday night, new data shows the race is tight.
  • Union, NAACP hold Labor Day rallies across NC

    Union, NAACP hold Labor Day rallies across NC

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:38:24 GMT
    Union and civil rights leaders joined together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day.
    Union and civil rights leaders joined together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day.
  • Libertarian candidate could have big impact on Senate race

    Libertarian candidate could have big impact on Senate race

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:41:44 GMT
    Sean Haugh, a Libertarian candidate, is on the same ballot as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and the Republican challenger, Thom Tillis.Sean Haugh, a Libertarian candidate, is on the same ballot as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and the Republican challenger, Thom Tillis.
    Sean Haugh, a Libertarian candidate, is on the same ballot as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and the Republican challenger, Thom Tillis.
    Sean Haugh, a Libertarian candidate, is on the same ballot as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and the Republican challenger, Thom Tillis.
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  • Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

    Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:22:51 GMT
    Pakistan's parliament has convened over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remain camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding the resignation of...
    Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.
  • Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

    Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:32:01 GMT
    Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.
    Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.
  • Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:31:53 GMT
    The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.
    The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.
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