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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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Triangle to get new area code

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North Carolina's booming population and the proliferation of cell phones mean people calling numbers in the Research Triangle region are going to have to get used to some new digits. Full story...
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Jury finds Cary man guilty in wife's 2008 death

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A Wake County jury has found a Cary man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 strangulation of his wife. Full story...
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Driver's Ed fees may go up

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North Carolina residents could pay for their teenager's driver education and more for foreclosure proceedings as part of $100 million in new or higher fees proposed in the House budget. Full story...
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State Republicans want to know why Gov. Perdue was at a horse race while storms devastated state

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Given the inconsistencies and many unanswered questions from Governor Perdue and her staff regarding the events of Saturday, April 16, 2011, the North Carolina Republican Party has officially requested all documents concerning, referencing, or pertaining to travel by Governor Perdue from the Office of the Governor. Full story...
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THE RANT: Perdue's spokespeople still don't agree on where Governor was Saturday during storm

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Where was Gov. Bev Perdue Saturday while storms were pounding her state? Folks in her communications office, who's job it is to "communicate," can't even get THEIR story straight. Full story...
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Raleigh mobile home park still closed to residents

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Authorities are still preventing residents from accessing a mobile home park in Raleigh where three children were killed by a falling tree. Full story...
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NC voter ID requirement back in House committee

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The chairman of a House committee says Republicans are moving forward with their original voter identification bill because Democrats wouldn't commit to supporting the legislation if it offered more ID options without photos. Full story...
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NC State turns to Gottfried as next coach

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video Former Alabama coach Mark Gottfried is the new men's basketball coach at North Carolina State. Gottfried took center stage at Tuesday's news conference, but Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams was a hot topic of discussion as well. Click the video to see what Wolfpack A.D. Debbie Yow thinks about Gary Williams. Full story...
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