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Judge sets $500,000 bond for Duke lacrosse accuser

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A judge has set a $500,000 bond for Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum in her first-degree murder case. 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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Thunderstorms bring hail, power outages to NC

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Thunderstorms brought high winds and hail to parts of North Carolina, leaving thousands without electric service. Full story...
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Senate moves forward with energy exploration measure

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The North Carolina Senate is pushing ahead with the idea of allowing energy exploration off the state's coast.The Senate voted 38-12 on Tuesday to back a measure supporterssay would help the state cash in on energy royalties and possibly create thousands of long-term jobs. Full story...
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Civil rights group files complaint of discriminaton at Durham county schools

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A national civil rights group has filed a federal complaint against Durham County schools, alleging a pattern of discrimination against Latino students. Full story...
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NC panel gives first OK to health insurance market

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North Carolina lawmakers are moving ahead with legislation to create a marketplace of private health plans for people who now have the hardest time finding coverage. Full story...
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Another NC state employee health plan change OK'd

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The General Assembly has finalized a substitute plan to close a funding gap for the health insurance plan for North Carolina employees, retirees and their dependents that still could face a veto from Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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