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RALEIGH, N.C. —A project that would give an early warning for threats of a bioterror attack or other public safety threats in North Carolina has landed $3 million in additional federal funding.
By Hayes Brown
More than a quarter of the U.S. House of Representatives has signed onto a letter to President Obama urging greater engagement with Iran over issuing further threats over the country's nuclear program.
By Max Fishers
Since President Obama took office in 2009, his administration has been remarkably tough on Iran, imposing crippling sanctions beyond the Bush administration's, securing global support to contain Iran's economy and repeatedly stating his willingness to use military force against an Iranian nuclear program. But Congress has often found a way to be even tougher.
For years North Carolina has been rated one of the best places in the country to live, work and do business. Gov. Pat McCrory and General Assembly Republicans nonetheless ran promising to "fix" the business climate. Sure enough, we're seeing the state's "brand" change, but in ways that promise lasting damage.
By Eric W. Dolan
A proposal to ban the sale of firearms to individuals on the FBI's terrorist watch list was defeated by House Republicans on Wednesday.
By Robert Naiman
If you've been worn down by too much bad news into thinking that nothing good can ever happen in Washington, here's proof that it ain't so: "the biggest ever pro-Iran diplomacy letter from the Hill."
By Gurnal Scott
Some North Carolina members of the U.S. House are taking sides as their chamber gets ready to take up immigration reform this week. Many House Republicans on Capitol Hill disagree with the comprehensive reform plan passed by the Senate.
By Jemila Elder
RALEIGH, N.C. — The decision of North Carolina lawmakers to cut the amount and length of state unemployment benefits took effect Sunday, stripping federally funded checks from the state's 71,000 long-term jobless.
The U.S. Labor Department says another 100,000 will be cut off in the coming months.
From staff reports
DURHAM — The Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department is getting a $192,328 federal grant to buy equipment for first responders.
By Jonathan Martin
The Deep South was, quite literally, a black and white world in 1965, when Congress approved the Voting Rights Act, sweeping away barriers that kept African-Americans from the polls.