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Documents: Blackwater guards were out of control

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A newly disclosed memo reveals a warning by a State Department investigator that contractors for Blackwater Worldwide saw themselves as above the law and that the contractors, rather than department officials, were in command. Full story...
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NAACP seeks to extend deadline for eugenics claims

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North Carolina's NAACP is sending an open letter to the governor, speaker of the House and state Senate leaders seeking a yearlong deadline extension for victims of the state's eugenics program. Full story...
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Marine accused of desertion returned to US unit

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A Marine Corps spokesman says a corporal who disappeared in Iraq a decade ago and was later declared a deserter is in custody at a North Carolina brig. Full story...
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Pilot killed in small plane crash near Halifax airport

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A single-engine plane crashed near the Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport Friday, killing the pilot. Pictures from Chopper 11 HD showed the Cessna 182Q upside down in a field. Full story...
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Authorities: 4-decade fugitive from NC used dead boys' IDs

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Investigators in Iowa are crediting facial recognition technology with helping them capture an armed robber who escaped from a North Carolina prison in 1973. Full story...
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NC Criminal justice changes could mean more prisoner penalties

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North Carolina lawmakers have given preliminary approval to legislation that would prevent prisoners from using cellphones and make it easier for state crime laboratory workers to testify. Full story...
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NC House gives unanimous OK to new spending bill

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The North Carolina House has passed unanimously a trimmed-down spending bill that contains teacher and state employee raises already included in the chamber's state budget proposal two weeks ago. Full story...
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