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‘Moral Monday’ protesters arrested during sit-in at NC House Speaker’s office

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) – Fourteen protesters were arrested on Wednesday morning after staging a 10-hour sit-in at the office of one of the leaders of North Carolina’s Republican majority. The arrests at the offices of the state house speaker were the first this year involving the so-called…

Establishment Republican Thom Tillis beats tea party challengers in North Carolina Senate primary

A North Carolina Republican backed by the party establishment fought off Tea Party and Christian conservative rivals on Tuesday to win the nomination to take on vulnerable Democratic Senator Kay Hagan in November. State House Speaker Thom Tillis was projected to capture more than 40 percent of the vote, surpassing…