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Health mandate coverage clouds NC session opening

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North Carolina lawmakers returning to Raleigh have reached an early impasse on disputed legislation surrounding autism insurance coverage as the first gavel on this year's session fell. Full story...
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Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

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An international rights group says children as young as 7 are working long hours in US fields harvesting tobacco under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions. The Human Rights Watch report released Wednesday details findings from interviews with more than 140 children working on farms in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. Full story...
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Durham VA Medical Center workers placed on leave

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Two employees at the Durham VA Medical Center are on administrative leave for what officials call inappropriate scheduling practices. Full story...
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NC to consider new e-cigarette tax

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The Republican-dominated North Carolina General Assembly will consider a new tax on electronic cigarettes. A panel that studies tax matters recommended Tuesday that the proposal be introduced during the legislative session that starts Wednesday. Support is coming from an unlikely source in tobacco giant Reynolds American, based in Winston-Salem. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Topsail High student in competition for new handicap van

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videoIt's mobility awareness month, and to celebrate the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is giving away five brand new wheelchair accessible vehicles. One Topsail High School student is hoping to be a lucky winner! Full story...
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