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NC lawmakers examine rules for Uber, Lyft, Airbnb

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North Carolina lawmakers have heard presentations on digital services that allow people to sell car rides through a smart phone app or rent out rooms to travelers. Car services such as Uber and Lyft and short-term rental sites including Airbnb represent a new business model that legislators are studying ahead of the session that begins in January. Full story...
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Court allows gay marriage in South Carolina

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A federal court has cleared the way for gay couples to be married in South Carolina. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday denied state Attorney General Alan Wilson's request to block the marriages while it hears his appeal. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds video gaming convictions

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videoThe North Carolina Court of Appeals is upholding the convictions of two people for violating the state law banning internet sweepstakes games. Full story...
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NC Medicaid projects running in black this year

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North Carolina's Medicaid office is predicting a small budget surplus this fiscal year despite higher than expected spending in prescription drug use and continued enrollment growth for the state's health insurance program for poor people. Full story...
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Cooper wants more NC schools to get bus cameras

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A panel of lawmakers, safety advocates and health professionals back North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper's proposal to install more cameras on school buses. Cooper says the cameras will deter drivers from skirting around them as they pick up or unload students. Full story...
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26-year-old female polar bear dies at NC Zoo

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Officials at the North Carolina Zoo say Patches, its 26-year-old female polar bear, has died after several weeks of declining health. General curator Ken Reininger and senior veterinarian Dr. J.B. Minter said a necropsy, which is an animal autopsy, showed Patches had an extensive lung mass suggestive of lung cancer. Full story...
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Court orders NC school to allow teen to attend

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A judge says a North Carolina teenager barred from attending school over fears about Ebola can return to class. Full story...
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NC county election boards reviewing vote totals today

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Election workers are moving closer to making official the results of this month's North Carolina general election. Boards of election in all 100 counties were slated to meet Friday morning for what's called the canvass. Full story...
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McCrory sues legislators over coal ash commission

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video Gov. Pat McCrory and two of his predecessors have sued Republican leaders at the North Carolina Legislature over the makeup of the state's new Coal Ash Management Commission. Full story...
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One dead, 4 hurt in Raleigh pedestrian bridge collapse

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videoOne person was killed and four hurt when a pedestrian bridge under construction on Wake Tech's Northern Wake Campus collapsed Thursday morning. Full story...
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