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Wake County News

President Obama to promote jobs bill in NC

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The White House said Friday in a news release that Obama will visit the Raleigh-Durham area Wednesday to talk about the $447 billion program of tax cuts and new spending he unveiled Thursday before a joint session of Congress. Full story...
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Catholic Diocese of Raleigh plans new cathedral

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The campus would include a 2,000 seat cathedral estimated to cost $75-90 million. The new facility will be called Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. It will replace Sacred Heart Cathedral built in 1924, which the diocese says is the smallest cathedral in the continental United States. Full story...
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Week # 3 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number three of the high school football season is complete. All four high schools in Columbus County lost. All four high schools in New Hanover County won. Laney remains undefeated. Hoggard remains undefeated. Ashley gets their first win while New Hanover knocks off Wallace-Rose Hill. The Bulldog loss snaps a 30 game winning streak. It was the longest active streak in the state until Friday. Full story...
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SC man charged with killing NC woman at her home

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Authorities accuse a South Carolina man of shooting his ex-girlfriend in the head at her North Carolina home as her 16-year-old daughter watched. Full story...
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Police remove 69 animals from Raleigh house

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Animal control officers have removed 69 animals from a house in Raleigh. Full story...
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N&O Editorial: Trooper conduct is a roadside test for Gov. Perdue

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You know how Gina Tessener blew a 0.00? Well, Gubna, you're blowing it, too. Readers are incensed that, despite Perdue's vow of "zero tolerance" for trooper misconduct, Senior Trooper Edward Wyrick is back riding herd over state roads and Trooper Andrew Smith has been suspended but will likely be back in the saddle, too. Full story...
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NC lawmakers back in session Wednesday to tackle redistricting & veto overrides

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State lawmakers who rushed out of Raleigh last month after completing the state budget and most of their work gradually are returning this week to tackle redistricting and to try to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's vetoes. Full story...
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Wake schools on the lookout for minority educators

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Wake County schools are looking for minority teachers Full story...
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John Edwards testimony in sex tape case delayed

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John Edwards will not have to testify in a case involving a purported sex tape with his mistress until after criminal charges against him are resolved. Full story...
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Edwards says he did wrong, did not break law; Actual indictments included

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Former North Carolina senator and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards says he has done wrong but did not break the law. He is charged with soliciting and spending more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby from the public at the height of his 2008 White House campaign. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue signs Executive Order to restore federal unemployment benefits for 47,000

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Gov. Bev Perdue is bypassing state lawmakers and clearing the way for the extension of federal unemployment benefits to some 47,000 North Carolinians who were caught in a tug-of-war between the governor and legislators. Full story...
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NC Senate gives tentative OK to budget bill

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The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a state government spending plan for next year that Democrats claim will harm public education and health care programs for the poor. Full story...
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National NAACP decries arrest of NC state president and six other activists

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“The courage of Reverend Dr. Barber and the other leaders who were arrested shows the unyielding resolve that we must all exhibit to protect America’s promise for hard working North Carolina families.” - NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous Full story...
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John Edwards: US green-lights prosecution for alleged campaign law violations tied to affair cover-up

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The United States Department of Justice has green-lighted the prosecution of former presidential candidate John Edwards for alleged violations of campaign laws while he tried to cover up an extra-marital affair, ABC News has learned. Full story...
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Feds probe NC company over planned overseas deal

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Federal investigators think a Raleigh company was trying to illegally sell surveillance equipment to a company in North Africa. Full story...
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