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Stories with person: Richard Burr
  • Burr already scuttling new Obama court nomination 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 7:35 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - President Barack Obama's latest pick Thursday to fill a longstanding vacancy in eastern North Carolina's federal courts already appears scuttled by Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who blames the president for not acting in good faith.

  • Republican senators concerned over colleague's Sept. 11 bill story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 12:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Key Senate Republicans are divided over a GOP colleague's bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.

  • Sept. 11 families upset by White House effort to derail bill story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-16 4:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they are "greatly distressed" that the Obama administration is working to derail legislation giving them the right to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role that elements of the Saudi government may have played in the attack.

  • Manhattan DA, law officials push for encryption legislation 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 7:20 pm

    NEW YORK - Calling it an issue of victims' rights, the Manhattan district attorney urged Congress to pass legislation that would require tech companies to give law enforcement a way to access information on encrypted phones and other devices.

  • Senate bill draft would prohibit unbreakable encryption 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 3:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - A draft version of a Senate bill would effectively prohibit unbreakable encryption and require companies to help the government access data on a computer or mobile device with a warrant.

  • North Carolina court upholds civil liability for B 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 10:15 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A state Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday let stand a jury decision finding congressional candidate Greg Brannon liable for making false and misleading statements while urging two people to invest in a now-defunct technology company.