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WRAL Capital Political News

Environmentalism, anti-immigration views…

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Legislative Democrats take big checks from a wealthy N.C. philanthropist, even if his immigration views make them cringe.

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Campaign donation crops up from Chemours…

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Jeff Fritz says there's no connection between his contribution to a PAC one day before the PAC gave to House Speaker Tim Moore.

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Republicans back GenX bills, but lawyers…

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Legislation allows the state to shut down Chemours, but environmental attorneys say regulators already have this power and the bill muddies it.

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Thursday Wrap: Transformative ain't what…

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Turns out a company might not have to be as "transformative" to get incentives to set up shop or expand in North Carolina.

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With Apple on hook, legislative leaders …

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Lawmakers want to sweeten job incentives for projects in the range of what Apple could bring to the state, but the program would be available across business sectors.

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[email protected]: Bite of Apple?

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Here's what's happening in the General Assembly on Thursday, May 17.

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Teachers playing long game with rally

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"Remember, remember, we vote in November," waves of teachers roared Wednesday as they descended on the Legislative Building to press state lawmakers for more education spending.

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Wednesday Wrap: Red wave

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With all the talk about a possible blue wave in the November elections, on Wednesday it was a red wave - make that several waves - that washed over the...

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North Carolina, Apple negotiating deal o…

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Officials say Apple may invest $1.5 billion to $2 billion, creating jobs that pay an average of $130,000 a year.

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Beyond protests, what to expect from thi…

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A budget, no tax increase, an actually short session and perhaps some constitutional amendments.

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[email protected]: Let's get it started

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What's happening in the General Assembly on May 16.

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Protest tactics leave bitter taste for s…

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Some people disagree with the method of the mass teacher rally at the legislature Wednesday and the way organizers from the North Carolina Association of Educators have targeted Republican legislators.

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Teacher rally to test new Legislative Bu…

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The thousands of teachers expected to lobby lawmakers for more education spending and rally outside the Legislative Building on Wednesday are going to need a lot of patience.

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Deal struck on Wake, Harnett, Chatham li…

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Confusion over just where the borders run between Wake, Chatham and Harnett counties should be put to rest this legislative session.

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Democratic lawmakers already eyeing Nove…

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The 2018 legislative session isn't even underway yet, but House and Senate Democrats on Monday released their agenda for the 2019 session and beyond, should voters decide to hand Democrats...

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Blue Cross pushed to cut state medical c…

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The State Health Plan has ordered Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina to cut the rates paid to medical providers by at least 15 percent to save taxpayers and...

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Weekly Wrap: They're a comin'

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Lawmakers return to session next Wednesday, and thousands of teachers are expected to be there to greet them.

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Documents detail Russian ads targeted at…

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The Russian troll farm implicated in an elaborate plot to sow political discord in the United States specifically targeted North Carolina social media users, documents released by Democrats on the...

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Cooper calls for freezing some tax cuts …

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Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday called for freezing tax cuts supposed to take effect next year for businesses and wealthy individuals to free up money to give every public school...

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Little money included for lawmakers' sch…

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A state legislative committee formed in the wake of a high school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people on Thursday forwarded to the full House a series of proposals...

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Ancestry chair, Cooper frat brother, big…

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A quick rundown of the top spenders in NC politics so far this year.

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Wake vote results delayed, but things we…

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Wake County's vote-counting process involving dropoffs and trucks replaced electronic transmissions this year.

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Chemours plans $100M in upgrades, pushes…

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Chemours told state regulators late last month that it will spend $100 million over the next two years to upgrade its Bladen County facility to stop the airborne release of...

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Two incumbents lose in tight Wake County…

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Two incumbents in the Wake County commissioner race lost their bid for reelection Tuesday night after waiting several hours for the votes to be totaled.

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Charlotte Observer Political News

Defiant new Catalan leader wants jailed …

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Catalonia's newly elected president is showing no sign of backing down from the region's political standoff with Spanish authorities, insisting he wants jailed former lawmakers to join his pro-independence Catalan...

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Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' tra…

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International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a "brutal" trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption. The appeal...

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Russian billionaire Abramovich runs into…

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Many wondered why Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich wasn't in the stands to see his Chelsea soccer club win England's FA Cup this weekend, and an associate confirmed Monday that his...

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Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, aft…

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Paraguay opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala. President Horacio Cartes dedicated the embassy, making Paraguay the third country...

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10 Things to Know for Today

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP 'DEMANDS' DOJ INVESTIGATE FBI In response, the Justice Department asks its...

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China says it can't guarantee no more tr…

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China's government says it cannot guarantee renewed trade tension with Washington can be avoided after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a spiraling dispute was "on hold." A foreign ministry...

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Poland's Walesa visits disabled proteste…

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Former Polish president and anti-communist leader Lech Walesa met Monday with disabled people and their parents who have been staging a sit-in in the parliament for over a month, offering...

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Texas mom marched after Parkland, then h…

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She stood at her bedroom door for five minutes Saturday morning trying to work up the courage to turn the knob and re-enter a world she worried would never feel...

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Recent developments surrounding the Sout…

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A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for...

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Despite fatwa, transgender people in Ira…

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Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother's balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can bring harassment...

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Syrian government resumes anti-IS offens…

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Syrian government forces on Monday resumed their offensive against the Islamic State group in the south of Damascus, after evacuating a group of civilians from the area, Syrian state TV...

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Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI in…

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President Donald Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said...

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Rauners moving back to Illinois governor…

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Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, say they're moving back into the Illinois Governor's Mansion as renovations wrap up on the historic home. The Rauners are scheduled to speak...

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Illinois governor gets hearing on reinst…

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An Illinois House committee will take up Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to reinstate the death penalty in certain cases. The House Judiciary-Criminal Committee meets Monday for testimony on Rauner's proposals...

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From airlines to pizza parlors, EU busin…

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Lisa Meyer's hair salon is a cozy place where her mother serves homemade macaroons, children climb on chairs and customers chat above the whirr of hairdryers. Most of the time...

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Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament le…

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming. The evening meeting...

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Europe wary as Italy moves toward populi…

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Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the president convened the leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League in what could be a final consultations...

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4 years after coup, Thailand wearies of …

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Four years after seizing power, Thailand's junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with the thin-skinned rule of the generals...

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Police question Thai politicians who cri…

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Supporters of eight prominent Thai politicians who criticized the country's ruling junta shouted "Fight, fight" as the group arrived Monday at a Bangkok police station for questioning. Police are investigating...

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Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA's 1st…

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President Donald Trump is attending the swearing-in of the CIA's first female director. The ceremony for Gina Haspel is taking place Monday morning at agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Haspel...

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UNC board's new approach is all business…

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UNC Board of Governors members have brought their business backgrounds to the negotiating table at UNC campuses — advocating for new financial mechanisms, real estate deals and partnerships with private...

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Charlotte leaders make pitch for the RNC…

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The Republican National Committee's site selection committee is heading home after a three-day visit in Charlotte, where Democrats and Republicans tried to convince the group to bring their 2020 convention...

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Scooters are returning to Charlotte — an…

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Were you disappointed when the new scooters vanished last week from Charlotte’s sidewalks after a brief debut? They will be back next week — and there will be more of...

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NC public schools would have to post 'In…

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North Carolina public schools could soon become a little more religious, if the General Assembly passes a new bill that would force schools to display signs saying "In God We...

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