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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie brought a jolt of star power to the Port City on Tuesday, meeting senate candidate Thom Tillis at a local café where the governor attracted fans and the NC House speaker attracted supporters and protesters angry at the state legislature for cutting film tax incentives this year.

The front lines in a new war in the Middle East have become the latest battle lines in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race.

Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill on Monday aimed at pressuring employers to pay women the same as men, a vote Democrats knew they would lose but scheduled in hopes of attracting support from female voters in November's elections.

The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday awarded $10.2 million to nearly two dozen states to beef up enforcement of a labor scheme that companies employ to evade their tax obligations.

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