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Court blocks parts of new NC voting law

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video A federal appeals court panel is ordering parts of North Carolina's strict new voting law set aside for next month's elections because it is likely to disenfranchise black voters. Full story...
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Closing arguments set in hearing on NC voting laws

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Final arguments are underway at a hearing over whether sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting laws will be put on hold until after the November election. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City Manager explains why Department of Justice came to Port City and issues at WPD

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videoIn the last several months the Wilmington Police Department has seen low morale, problems in the K9 unit, and several SBI investigations. Despite these issues, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham says crime rates have gone down virtually every year for the last 10 years. Full story...
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GE Hitachi to pay $2.7M to settle false claims suit

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videoThe US Justice Department says GE Hitachi has agreed to pay $2.7 million for allegedly giving false information to federal regulators. Despite the settlement a company spokesman says GE Hitachi "vigorously denies" the allegations. Full story...
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Judge: No quick trial on NC voting law changes

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A federal judge in Winston-Salem says there will be no trial on North Carolina's voting law changes until after the 2014 elections. Full story...
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DOJ agrees to allow US Airways-American merger

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videoThe Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. The agreement requires the airlines to scale back the size of the merger at key airports in Washington and other big cities. Full story...
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US DOJ to sue North Carolina over voter law

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video US Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will sue the state for alleged racial discrimination in a new, stricter voting law. Holder says by restricting access and ease of voter participation, this new law would shrink, rather then expand access to voting. Full story...
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Justice Department, 6 states challenge proposed airline merger

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videoThe Justice Department and a number of state attorneys general are challenging the proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp. Full story...
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AG removed himself from decision to subpoena AP

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videoThe Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder removed himself from a decision to subpoena phone records of The Associated Press. Full story...
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Pain clinic agrees to settle HIV complaint

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The US Justice Department is settling a claim against a North Carolina pain clinic that refused to treat a woman because she has AIDS. Full story...
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Caremerica CEO, CFO sentenced for tax fraud

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video Ronald E. Burrell, former chief executive officer (CEO) of Caremerica Inc., and Michael R. Elliott, former chief financial officer (CFO) of Caremerica Inc., were sentenced today in Wilmington, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. Full story...
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Lumbees concerned about rule on eagle feathers

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Members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are upset over a new federal rule making it illegal for tribe members to carry eagle feathers. Full story...
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NC, feds agree on adult care homes

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North Carolina health officials and federal attorneys have reached an agreement that could move thousands of residents in adult care homes with serious mental illness into community housing. Full story...
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Federal grant to help law enforcement in Columbus County

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A federal grant will help law enforcement in Columbus County get on the same page. The county has received a Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) of $14,683 to increase communications and information sharing among law enforcement agencies in the county. Full story...
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City's urban arborist arrested on child sex abuse charges

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The city of Wilmington's urban arborist was arrested Thursday on a fugitive warrant stemming from charges of sexual abuse of a child under 12, according to the US Department of Justice. Full story...
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