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Eugenics

Eugenics victim says payoff can't fix what happened

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video The General Assembly is poised to vote on the proposed $21 billion state budget. This time around, the plan offers $10 million to compensate victims of the state's forced sterilization program. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory discusses jobs in our area, budget plan

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videoGov. Pat McCrory made his first visit to Wilmington since taking office. He discussed job development in the region and the budget plan he announced yesterday, including how it would impact the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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Local eugenics victim speaks out

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videoThey became unwilling victims after their home state deemed them unfit to reproduce. Now 39 years after the Eugenics program ended they are being given a voice inside of the state house. Full story...
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StarNews: Rep. Susi Hamilton sponsors bill to compensate eugenics victims

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video A local lawmaker is one of the primary sponsors of legislation in the N.C. House to compensate victims of the state's former eugenics program, which during parts of the last century sterilized residents deemed unfit to reproduce. Full story...
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Head of NC sterilization foundation takes new job

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The woman who has led the North Carolina foundation that developed a plan to compensate victims of forced sterilization is stepping down. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sterilization victim reacts to absent compensation bill in Senate budget

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video Elnora Mills was sterilized at age 16. She thinks it happened while in surgery to have her appendix removed. Two years later she found out. Though a bill passed through the state House last week, money for Mills and other eugenics victims is not in the Senate's budget. Full story...
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Eugenics compensation bill passed by house

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North Carolina moved closer to becoming the first U.S. state to compensate victims of a forced sterilization program when the state House approved legislation Tuesday to compensate living survivors $50,000 each. Full story...
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NC bill supports compensation for eugenics victims

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State legislators have filed a bill recommending that people forcibly sterilized decades ago in North Carolina get $50,000 each. Full story...
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Perdue asks sterilization victims to come forward

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Gov. Bev Perdue is asking victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program to come forward as she puts together a budget that includes compensation for them. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Author of book discussing NC forced sterilization talks about proposed compensation

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video Victims of involuntary sterilization in North Carolina may finally be compensated for what they went through. Earlier today a task force voted to pay each sterilization victim $50,000. The legislature must still approve that money, but this is the first time a state has approved paying victims of eugenics. Full story...
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NC panel: Sterilization victims should get $50K

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A task force is recommending that people who were sterilized against their will under an old North Carolina state program be paid $50,000 each in compensation. Full story...
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NC to recommend money for sterilization victims

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A task force is planning to recommend how much North Carolina should pay victims of forced sterilization, which would make it the only state in the country to offer compensation for eugenics program victims. Full story...
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NC House leader pressing for eugenics payments

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A top leader at the North Carolina General Assembly wants to form a committee to help figure out how to pay victims of a state program that forced thousands of people to undergo sterilizations. Full story...
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Panel recommends money for sterilization victims

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A task force investigating the forced sterilization of about 7,600 people in North Carolina says in a draft report that survivors should get some compensation but is not yet sure how much. Full story...
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NC sterilization victims seek payments from state

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Victims of a state-sponsored sterilization program and their family members are urging a governor-appointed task force to recommend financial compensation for the suffering they endured under North Carolina's discontinued eugenics program. Full story...
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