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House foe of health overhaul from N.C. still top GOP target (access required)

WASHINGTON  — Listen carefully when Republicans say they can blame almost every House Democrat for the flaws of the health care overhaul. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., is the exception. He’s never voted in favor of President Barack Obama’s signature health ...

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Pastor, doctor take on NC speaker in US Senate bid (access required)

RALEIGH — With Democrat Kay Hagan already targeted in hostile ads for supporting the federal health care overhaul, North Carolina Republicans face a choice: Do they opt for a powerful state legislator, a tea party champion or a staunch social conservative to challenge ...

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Cooper announces lawsuit against online lender (access required)

RALEIGH — Officials in North Carolina are suing an out-of-state online lender, its related companies and their owner for offering loans that in some cases charge borrowers up to 342 percent interest. N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of ...

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NC GOP asks lawmaker to apologize for Nazi tweet (access required)

CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina Republican Party chairman says GOP state Sen. Bob Rucho should apologize for a Twitter comment in which he compared the Affordable Care Act with Nazis and terrorists. Chairman Claude Pope in a statement Monday called Rucho’s tweet “highly ...

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McCrory says more diverse energy ahead for NC (access required)

DURHAM — North Carolina is poised for an economic boost thanks to laws authorizing fracking and by opening the door wider to more alternative energy production, Gov. Pat McCrory predicted Wednesday before state business leaders. Pushing ahead on his “all of the above” ...

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NCDOT closes Bonner Bridge over safety concerns (access required)

RALEIGH — State transportation officials closed the only bridge onto a 60-mile stretch of the Outer Banks on Tuesday after discovering the deteriorating span posed an immediate safety threat. The state Department of Transportation said it closed the Herbert C. ...

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Ex-CIA chief asks NC lawmakers to protect grid (access required)

RALEIGH — Some academics and a former CIA director are urging state lawmakers to require better protection of electricity transmission systems from solar flares and cyber and terrorist attacks. Tuesday’s comments from ex-director James Woolsey to a legislative oversight committee ...

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