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More legal battles continue over gay marriage

More legal battles continue over gay marriage

Minutes after a federal judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriages, Amy Cantrell and Lauren White rushed out of a county office with their newly printed…

Voters set to select opponent to Sen. Kay Hagan

Voters set to select opponent to Sen. Kay Hagan

North Carolina voters are about to decide who they believe can best challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November: a state politics insider backed by Mitt Romney or first-time candidates…

Citing ‘religious freedom’ to fight gay marriage bans

Citing ‘religious freedom’ to fight gay marriage bans

A coalition of clergy members is challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage with an unusual approach in a federal lawsuit: They say it violates their religious freedom. The…

Strip clubs, prostitutes don’t expect much of a business boon from Democratic convention

Strip clubs, prostitutes don’t expect much of a business boon from Democratic convention

While the sex and pornography business thrived in Tampa during last week’s Republican convention, strip clubs and escort services in Charlotte don’t expect much of an increase during the Democratic…

North Carolina voters reject same sex marriages

North Carolina voters reject same sex marriages

North Carolina voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected same sex unions by approving a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. At least 61 percent of the voters approved the amendment which says…

Blackwater founder worms his way back into mercenary company

Blackwater founder worms his way back into mercenary company

An investment group with ties to the founder of the company formerly known as Blackwater announced Friday that it has bought the security firm, which was heavily criticized for its…

The weather: Just a lot more bad news

The weather: Just a lot more bad news

Snow, sleet and freezing rain wreaked havoc across Mid-Atlantic and Southern states on Thursday, causing hundreds of accidents, four fatal. The nasty pre-winter mix also forced schools to start late,…

Blackwater created shell companies to fool government, public

Blackwater created shell companies to fool government, public

The security company Blackwater Worldwide formed a network of 30 shell companies and subsidiaries to try to get millions of dollars in government business after the company faced strong criticism…

Beck’s success means big problems for Democrats

Beck’s success means big problems for Democrats

If Democrats had doubts about the voter unrest that threatens to rob them of their majority in Congress, they needed only look from the Capitol this weekend to the opposite…

House to vote on unemployment benefits extension

House to vote on unemployment benefits extension

A House vote Thursday is expected to send President Barack Obama a long-sought measure to resume unemployment payments to millions of people whose benefits have lapsed. Obama is set to…

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