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Mecklenburg commissioners formally approved a $1.7 billion budget with a 2.35-cent tax rate increase Tuesday night. The board voted 5-4, mostly down party lines, to approve essentially the same budget unofficially approved during last week's straw vote.
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives passed legislation to enact stringent restrictions on abortion Tuesday, acting on an issue championed by social conservatives in the Republican majority and inviting a possible new challenge to constitutional ab
WASHINGTON -- Defense officials say four U.S. troops were killed Tuesday at or near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Officials say the four were killed by indirect fire, likely a mortar or rocket, but they had no other details. The officials spoke on cond
WASHINGTON -- Farm-state lawmakers are scrambling to win bipartisan support for a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill on the House floor this week. The legislation would cut $2 billion a year from food stamps while raising subsidies for several cro
1948 - Law passed making women a permanent part of the U.S. military services. 1975 - The Air Force puts the first woman on operational crew status. 1976 - The first group of women enters the U.S. military academies, as directed by legislation signed by
Michelle Obama appears to be enjoying Dublin, with or without her husband. The First Lady, along with her children Sasha and Malia, was spotted Tuesday afternoon dining with U2 frontman Bono and his wife Ali Hewson. Twitter Michelle Obama and daughters,
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan trio of key senators is demanding that President Barack Obama take more decisive action to stem the military advance by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces. Democratic Sens. Robert Menendez and Carl Levin and Republican John
WASHINGTON -- As the military looks to bring women into combat jobs closer to the front lines, including commando units, senior leaders are reviewing the physical and mental requirements that troops must meet in order to qualify for certain positions. Th
To stage last year's Democratic National Convention, the local host committee raised millions of dollars, much of it for computers, phones and other communication devices. Now it appears a sizeable amount of that equipment was lost, stolen...
WASHINGTON -- A Democratic congressman has released the full transcript of congressional investigators' interview with an Internal Revenue Service manager and self-described conservative Republican who said the close scrutiny of tea party groups' tax for
WASHINGTON -- Google is asking the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to lift its long-standing gag order on how often the company is asked to turn over data about its customers to the federal government. Claiming that it has a First Amend
WASHINGTON -- The director of the National Security Agency testified Tuesday that the government’s massive surveillance program helped thwart more than 50 terrorist “events” worldwide since Sept. 11, 2001, including a...
As of Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at least 2,103 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is two less than the Defense Departme
WASHINGTON -- A top general says cultural, social and behavioral concerns may be bigger hurdles than physical fitness requirements for women looking to move into the military's special operations units. Maj. Gen. Bennet Sacolick, director of force manage
WASHINGTON -- The U.S Army Corps of Engineers will not review the broader climate-change impacts of proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest, an agency official told Congress on Tuesday. The much-anticipated decision was a significant vict
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