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N.C.

More trouble for Duke lacrosse rape accuser

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A man who police say was stabbed by a woman who falsely accused Duke lacrosse players of rape has died. Full story...
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Timing tight on NC showdown on jobless benefits

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A deadline is looming for about 37,000 jobless North Carolina workers within days of losing their unemployment checks as Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue fight over the cost of keeping the money flowing. Full story...
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Lawmakers hear from public on drawing legislative district boundaries

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North Carolina lawmakers have heard from the first batch of citizens who wanted to give them advice about how they should draw congressional and state legislative district boundaries for the next 10 years. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes health plan, student loan bills

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed two bills, including one that would have required monthly premiums for all active North Carolina state workers and teachers for health insurance. Full story...
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Senate agrees to posthumous pardon for NC governor

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The North Carolina Senate has agreed it wants to clear a former governor 140 years after the chamber removed him from his job when he called out the militia to quell an insurrection by the Ku Klux Klan. Full story...
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Dad arrested in death of son's alleged killer

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Authorities say a man wanted for gunning down his son's alleged killer in a discount store in the North Carolina mountains has turned himself in to sheriff's deputies. Full story...
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Bill would make NC 11th graders take national test

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The North Carolina Legislature this year took away several end-of-course standardized tests high schoolers must take. Now lawmakers are considering adding new ones that educators say will more accurately measure student performance. Full story...
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NC House meets in old chamber to recall 1776 push

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North Carolina House members are gathering in their old chamber to mark the day the state became the first to officially urge independence from Great Britain. Full story...
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Former state superintendent Craig Phillips dies at 88

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Former state education superintendent Craig Phillips died this morning in Wilmington. He was 88. Full story...
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Currituck Co. may limit visits to wild horse herds

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Complaints against tour operators in Currituck County may lead to tighter regulations on visitor access to the wild horses of Corolla on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Full story...
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Second home added to search for missing Durham boy

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The search for a missing woman and a 5-year-old boy has expanded with the search of a second house in Durham County. Full story...
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Zahra's dad wants to go back to Australia

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The father of a slain North Carolina girl hopes to be able to return to his native Australia once his legal problems are resolved. Full story...
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Senate to hear posthumous pardon for NC governor

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The North Carolina Senate is ready to consider whether to clear a Reconstruction-era governor 140 years after the chamber removed him from his job when he called out the militia to quell an insurrection by the Ku Klux Klan. Full story...
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NC fight brews over who benefits from health pool

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The North Carolina health insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses taking shape in the General Assembly is drawing howls from consumer advocates. Full story...
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NC considering paying students for good grades

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North Carolina legislators aiming to improve education are looking at whether to pay students for coming to class and earning good grades. Full story...
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