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Thousands of North Carolina families who need welfare assistance have had their funds cut by the government shutdown. CNN's René Marsh reports on their hopes for a deal in Congress.
Washington no longer has a monopoly on bitter partisanship. Much of the nation's political rancor has spread to statehouses across the country. And the weekly demonstrations outside the North Carolina legislature, dubbed "Moral Mondays," are only the latest example.
As they have for three months, liberal activists rallied once again on Monday outside the GOP-dominated statehouse to protest what they see as an aggressive and fast-moving conservative agenda.FULL STORY