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NC could encourage history class lessons

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The Department of Public Instruction may encourage North Carolina high school teachers to use material from an institute funded by the conservative Koch family. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Virginia-based Bill of Rights Institute has a $100,000 contract with North Carolina to help develop materials for teachers in a course on the nation's founding principles. Full story...
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NC might encourage history material funded by Koch brothers

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The Department of Public Instruction may encourage North Carolina high school teachers to use material from an institute funded by the conservative Koch family. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Virginia-based Bill of Rights Institute has a $100,000 contract with North Carolina to help develop materials for teachers in a course on the nation's founding principles. Full story...
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NC health officials: Two adults died from flu

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State health officials say two adults have died from the flu in North Carolina, raising the state death toll during the flu season to four. The state Department of Health and Human Services reports the latest deaths involved one adult between the ages of 25 and 49, and another adult aged 65 and older. Full story...
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NC State sending crafted coin to space aboard Orion craft

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A titanium alloy coin that North Carolina State University engineers assembled from a 3-D printer is flying into space. The coin displaying the NC State Bell Tower is slated to be aboard an unmanned test flight of the Orion spacecraft launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today. Full story...
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UNC-CH pharmacy school receives $100 million gift

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $100 million for its pharmacy school, which is the largest individual gift in the school's history and among the top 10 donations to a college nationally in 2014. UNC announced the gift from Fred Eshelman on Wednesday. Eshelman graduated from UNC in 1972 and is the founder and former chief executive officer of Pharmaceutical Product Development. UNC-Chapel Hill's previous largest gift was $50 million. Full story...
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NC governor enters immigration order lawsuit

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he joined a lawsuit brought by the Texas attorney general challenging President Barack Obama's executive order last month on immigration because the president exceeded his powers laid out in the U.S. Constitution. McCrory made North Carolina one of the 17 states involved in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court over Obama's order designed to keep as many as five million people living illegally in the United States from being deported. Full story...
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Wilmington company gets state innovation grant

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A Wilmington company is one of 13 across North Carolina to win a state innovation grant. Full story...
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