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Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Both GOP senators voted against legislation expanding benefits for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals in service. That includes NC vets exposed to toxic burn pits. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Aid Military — Without Tillis and Burr’s Support

North Carolina’s senators were two of only 14 members of the U.S. Senate to vote against advancing a measure aimed at helping members of the military exposed to toxic fumes.

America's central bank approved an historic interest rate hike Wednesday. But what does that mean for your groceries? (Shutterstock)
Here’s What the Historic Interest Rate Hike Has To Do With Your Groceries

 It’s the biggest single rate increase since Bill Clinton was president. But will it help? 

People attend a protest near Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, sponsored by Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, as gun violence survivors and hundreds of gun safety supporters demand that Congress act on gun safety issues. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A Sliver of Hope on Gun Reform? Here’s What’s in the Bipartisan Gun Bill.

Gun reform has a long way to go before it’s passed. But 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans, including NC’s Burr and Tillis, are working on it behind the scenes.

Cheri Beasley sits at a table in a restaurant with potential supporters in Durham, NC.
Cheri Beasley Just Landed an Endorsement from the Largest Youth Voting Group in the US 

Youth voters were a key demographic in Joe Biden’s 2020 win over Donald Trump.

Former President Donald Trump in 2020. Testimony in the second day of the Jan. 6 hearings indicates the president knew his claims of a stolen election were false, but his team used the lies anyway to raise $250 million.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A $250 Million Trump Con: Six Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing No. 2

The Trump campaign used the Big Lie to ask supporters for money that wasn’t even used to contest the 2020 election results.

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‘I Was Slipping in People’s Blood’: 6 Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing No. 1

Aware of the Jan. 6 mob’s chants to ‘Hang Mike Pence,’ former President Trump responded: “Maybe our supporters had the right idea."

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Voters Are Worried About More Political Violence From Trump Republicans

As the Jan. 6 hearings begin, new polling shows 65% percent of voters support the House investigation, while only 28% oppose it, according to a new Courier Newsroom/Data for Progress poll.