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Protesters interrupt speech by Wells Fargo CEO

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Protesters in North Carolina disrupted a speech by the head of one of America's biggest banks, and at least a dozen were escorted from the talk. Full story...
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Grand jury indicts three with ties to Perdue campaign

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A Wake County grand jury has indicted former campaign workers and a donor of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue as part of an investigation into previously undisclosed flights leading up to her 2008 election victory. Full story...
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Landowners in path of Wake Expressway sue NCDOT

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Property owners whose land and homes lie in the path of the long-planned Southern Wake Expressway have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state, alleging their property rights are being violated. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Rembrandt in Raleigh

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video When you think of great art, you probably think of museums in places like New York, Paris or even Chicago. But for the next couple of months a trip up I-40 gives you a chance to experience the works of Rembrandt, one of the art world's most recognized name for centuries. Full story...
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NC leaders concerned about slow progress in expanding gambling at Indian casino

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North Carolina's top legislative leaders say they're concerned about what they call the slow pace of negotiations to let the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians expand gambling at its casino, but are ready to consider needed changes to state law when there's a deal. Full story...
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Health officials investigating several E. Coli cases in Wake county

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State and local health officials are investigating seven E. coli cases in Wake County that sent four people to the hospital and sickened at least three others. Full story...
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Case over turkey remains in public sewer sent back to NC court

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The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting a North Carolina poultry company's attempt to throw out federal criminal charges over turkey remains released into a public sewer plant. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue suggests ignoring constitution and letting Congress skip elections; Updated with audio

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"I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them - whatever decisions they make - to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. Full story...
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AG tells Grand Furniture Gallery to stop taking orders

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Cary-based Grand Furniture Gallery is under court order not to take any new online orders or payments until it fulfills existing orders or provides refunds, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday. Full story...
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Perdue campaign investigation nearing end

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The state investigation into Bev Perdue's campaign for governor is nearing an end, and the man in charge of that investigation said it would likely end with new charges being filed. Full story...
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Duke, Progress want limits on NC's merger hearings

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy are asking North Carolina regulators to skip consideration of the economy in deciding whether to approve the companies' merger into the country's largest electric utility. Full story...
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Obama touts jobs bill benefits for small business during NC visit

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video President Barack Obama is touting the benefits of his new jobs bill for small businesses, which he says have not rebounded from the recession as well as large corporations. Full story...
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Raleigh museum to exhibit Rembrandts next month

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The North Carolina Museum of Art will show an exhibit of Rembrandts that curators say has the most authentic works from the artist's American collections that have ever been assembled. Full story...
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Hundreds camping out in Raleigh for tickets to Obama visit

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Hundreds of people camped out overnight Tuesday for a chance to be some of the first people in line to get tickets to see President Barack Obama. The President will be in the Triangle Wednesday to talk about American Jobs Act he presented to Congress last week. Full story...
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Obama to visit Apex, NC State University

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President Obama will visit a small business in Apex and speak at North Carolina State University in his latest trip to the state. Full story...
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