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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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Mentally ill get support from feds

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The US Justice Department says North Carolina must find homes for the mentally ill in communities and stop housing them in adult care homes where residents describe their lives as regimented and boring. Full story...
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Wilmington bakery among business targeted in TTY scam

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A Wilmington bakery was targeted in a statewide phone scam. Hot Pink Cake Stand on Front Street reported receiving several phone calls Wednesday from a TTY operator. TTY is a service used to aid hearing impaired people when using the phone. Full story...
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SBI investigation of Sen. R.C. Soles - Day 687

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It's been 687 days since the SBI began investigating former State Sen. R.C. Soles for sexual misconduct. The investigation began in August 2009 when Stacey Scott alleged that Soles had molested him. This past weekend, a local newspaper published an in-depth report that claims Soles has molested at least five men. Full story...
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Scam paver no-show at contempt hearing

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A paver banned from working in North Carolina was a no-show this morning in Wake County Court. Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for the NC Department of Justice says a lawyer for Tommy Clack, who got his start in Wilmington, did attend the criminal contempt hearing. Full story...
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John Edwards: US green-lights prosecution for alleged campaign law violations tied to affair cover-up

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The United States Department of Justice has green-lighted the prosecution of former presidential candidate John Edwards for alleged violations of campaign laws while he tried to cover up an extra-marital affair, ABC News has learned. Full story...
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NC groups file complaint over court interpreters

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Groups who represent people who don't speak or understand English well enough to work in the judicial system have filed a federal complaint over North Carolina's failure to provide interpreters in civil courts. Full story...
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