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Timing tight on NC showdown on jobless benefits

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A deadline is looming for about 37,000 jobless North Carolina workers within days of losing their unemployment checks as Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue fight over the cost of keeping the money flowing. Full story...
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Lawmakers hear from public on drawing legislative district boundaries

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North Carolina lawmakers have heard from the first batch of citizens who wanted to give them advice about how they should draw congressional and state legislative district boundaries for the next 10 years. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes health plan, student loan bills

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed two bills, including one that would have required monthly premiums for all active North Carolina state workers and teachers for health insurance. Full story...
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Senate agrees to posthumous pardon for NC governor

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The North Carolina Senate has agreed it wants to clear a former governor 140 years after the chamber removed him from his job when he called out the militia to quell an insurrection by the Ku Klux Klan. Full story...
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Dad arrested in death of son's alleged killer

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Authorities say a man wanted for gunning down his son's alleged killer in a discount store in the North Carolina mountains has turned himself in to sheriff's deputies. Full story...
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Bill would make NC 11th graders take national test

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The North Carolina Legislature this year took away several end-of-course standardized tests high schoolers must take. Now lawmakers are considering adding new ones that educators say will more accurately measure student performance. Full story...
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NC House meets in old chamber to recall 1776 push

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North Carolina House members are gathering in their old chamber to mark the day the state became the first to officially urge independence from Great Britain. Full story...
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