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NC chief justice discusses overturned murder cases

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North Carolina's chief justice says the reversal of two convictions in a Robeson County murder illustrates the dangers of an underfunded criminal justice system. Full story...
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North Carolina considers changing grading scale

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North Carolina education leaders are considering changing the grading scale for high schools in the state. Full story...
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Changes in more than 20 NC laws begin Wednesday

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New North Carolina laws involving coal ash, specialty license plates and the regulation of alcoholic beverages are being implemented starting in October. All or portions of more than 20 pieces of legislation approved by the General Assembly take effect beginning Wednesday. Full story...
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Samaritan's Purse to provide Ebola relief supplies

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A North Carolina-based Christian relief organization is flying about 100 tons of supplies to west African nations struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, outlined the mission at a news conference Wednesday at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Full story...
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Rand Paul in NC to help Tillis

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says there are many libertarian values that North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis represents that should attract many like-minded people to vote for him over Democrat Kay Hagan this fall. Full story...
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Judge issues gag order in case of 5 slain SC kids

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A judge has issued a gag order in the case of a South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children. Local media outlets report Wednesday that Circuit Judge Thomas Russo approved the step in the case of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. Full story...
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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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Health officials say NC infant mortality rate down

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State health officials say North Carolina's infant mortality rate in 2013 matches the rate three years ago as the lowest ever. The Public Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday the rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births. Full story...
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UPDATE: Student shot twice; gunman turns himself in

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videoPolice in Albemarle said one student was shot at Albemarle High School Tuesday morning. Albemarle Police Chief William Halliburton said the suspected shooter is Jalen Russell. Halliburton said the shooting victim is 16-year-old Bernard Miller. Authorities corrected an earlier report that the victim was 17 years old. Full story...
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Authorities report death at Charlotte plant

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Emergency personnel in Charlotte say a worker at a recycling plant has died in an industrial accident. Multiple media outlets report the unidentified worker died around 1 p.m. Tuesday at Source Recycling. Full story...
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