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Government isn’t ensuring safe housing for N.C. military families — watchdog report

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is failing to ensure that all military families have access to safe, quality housing, according to a new government watchdog report. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) oversees private-sector developers who build, renovate, manage and maintain military housing. 

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N.C. official calls for urgent improvements to disaster relief programs

WASHINGTON — A North Carolina state official urged federal lawmakers on Tuesday to take bold measures to improve the nation’s federal response to natural disasters.

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N.C. Republicans focus on impeachment process, not Trump’s behavior

North Carolina Republicans are using procedural arguments to dismiss the relevance of the U.S. House impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump.

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What you need to know about the big abortion and LGBT cases at the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a high-profile case that could have major implications for abortion rights in states across the country. The justices announced that they will hear an appeal in a case over a Louisiana law that requires any physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, which critics warn would severely hamper access to those services.

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NC’s Mark Meadows out as head of Freedom Caucus

Future of once-powerful congressional group in question as "Trump whisperer" takes his leave WASHINGTON – Once called the “most powerful man in the House,” North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows is stepping down from his perch atop the conservative U.S. House Freedom Caucus after nearly three years as its chairman.

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Activists to Congress: N.C. residents living ‘on bottled water and fear’

WASHINGTON -- What did leading chemical corporations know about the health risks of PFAS, and when did they know it?  Members of Congress sought an answer to that question this week at a hearing on widespread public exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a dangerous class of chemicals that’s ubiquitous in North Carolina and other states. One lawmaker described PFAS as “the DDT of our era.”

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Tillis touts his efforts to help Trump ‘remake the federal judiciary’

WASHINGTON – North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis declared his opposition last week to one of President Trump’s judicial nominees – a rare defection from a freshman Republican who touts his leadership of his party’s efforts to reshape the federal judiciary. Yet North Carolina Democrats are nonetheless gearing up to hit the senator, who is up for reelection next year, on his near-perfect record in support of the president’s lower-level judicial nominees – an issue that typically flies under the political radar.

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