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General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

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Bill Says Teacher Layoffs Can’t Be Seniority-Based

Teachers’ seniority must be downplayed in layoff decisions during budget cuts under a bill advancing in the South Carolina Senate.

04/03/2014

Earl Ray Tomblin, governor of West Virginia.  (credit: Jim Stem/Getty Images)

W.Va. Gun Bill Heads To Gov; Mayor Critical

West Virginia lawmakers have passed a bill letting people with concealed-carry permits bring guns to city-owned recreational facilities, including swimming pools and after-school centers.

03/08/2014

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Democratic Incumbent Hagan Filing For Senate In NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is officially filing to run for a second six-year term. The Greensboro Democrat planned to turn in her candidacy papers Monday at the State Board of Elections […]

02/24/2014

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Americans Speaking Out On Gov’t Shutdown: ‘I Think Obama Is Being Kind Of Crappy’

The red-blue divide has become deeper and more ominous in recent weeks as the two parties have bickered their way closer to possible economic disaster.

10/10/2013

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Aide To NC Pastor Says He’s Running For Senate

A political consultant to the Rev. Mark Harris says the Charlotte pastor plans to run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate next year.

09/12/2013

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Unemployed Army Vet Who Captured 2010 SC Dem Senate Nomination Arrested

Alvin Greene, who as an unemployed Army veteran stunned the political world in 2010 by winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in South Carolina without campaigning or spending money, has been arrested on a trespassing charge in Myrtle Beach.

08/13/2013

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NC Abortion Education Bill Heads To House Floor

A bill requiring North carolina educators to teach that abortions are linked to later premature births is headed to the full House.

06/26/2013

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Compromise Could Provide $800M For S.C. Roads, But Not Raises

A panel of House and Senate members has approved a budget compromise that does not include a pay raise for state employees.

06/17/2013

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NC Senate Passes Gun Expansion, New Safeguards

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A measure adding more places to where people can carry or store concealed firearms in North Carolina and repealing a requirement to get a license to buy a handgun passed the North […]

06/14/2013

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