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Dems battle Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over student loan forgiveness

WASHINGTON — A long-simmering feud between U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and congressional Democrats over student loan forgiveness is heating up as hundreds of thousands of borrowers continue to wait for help on loans they claim were fraudulent. DeVos narrowly avoided a congressional subpoena earlier this month after a lengthy fight with the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor.

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Biden surges in N.C. cash race among 2020 Dems

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden surged ahead in fundraising in North Carolina over the last three months, far outpacing the other Democrats who are vying for the presidential nomination. Biden’s campaign made significant gains in fundraising from July through September in North Carolina. In that three-month span, the campaign raised $263,687 from North Carolina donors, twice what they had previously brought in from the state. 

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Burr, Tillis keep quiet as volume rises in gun control debate

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are angling to put gun control at the center of the debate when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill next week, but so far, North Carolina’s senators have stayed relatively quiet on the issue. After a summer marked by multiple mass shootings across the United States, gun control is gaining more traction in Congress, even among some traditionally reluctant Republicans.

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Buttigieg leads Dem 2020 hopefuls in N.C. fundraising

WASHINGTON – Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has raised more money in North Carolina than any other Democratic candidate, outpacing his rivals in fundraising even while he lags in national polls. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has raised $157,402 for his campaign from North Carolina contributor...

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Congress urged to make ‘Apollo-type’ investment to combat climate crisis

WASHINGTON -- Climate change could cost Americans billions of dollars, destroy coastal communities and put agriculture, healthcare and military facilities at risk unless the government acts swiftly, experts warned Congress Wednesday.

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More Black mothers are dying. This N.C. congresswoman wants it to stop.

WASHINGTON -- Black mothers are dying in childbirth at alarming rates in the United States, and a North Carolina congresswoman wants the federal government to do more about it. Rep. Alma Adams (D) is gathering allies and pushing legislation...

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