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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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Federal probe finds NC courts discriminate

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A federal investigation has determined the North Carolina court system routinely discriminates against those who do not speak English, resulting in harsher penalties and longer jail sentences. Full story...
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New mobile app shows sex offenders living nearby

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video Want to know if a sex offender lives in your neighborhood? There's an app for that. Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Monday the free app developed by the NC Department of Justice is available. It's a tool for parents, as well as tech-savvy kids. Full story...
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Court is next stop for NC's journey to redraw maps

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North Carolina's journey toward new district boundaries for the Legislature and Congress is about to detour into court, even though federal attorneys just announced they won't oppose the maps on certain racial discrimination grounds. Full story...
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