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Civil rights group files complaint of discriminaton at Durham county schools

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A national civil rights group has filed a federal complaint against Durham County schools, alleging a pattern of discrimination against Latino students. Full story...
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NC panel gives first OK to health insurance market

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North Carolina lawmakers are moving ahead with legislation to create a marketplace of private health plans for people who now have the hardest time finding coverage. Full story...
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Another NC state employee health plan change OK'd

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The General Assembly has finalized a substitute plan to close a funding gap for the health insurance plan for North Carolina employees, retirees and their dependents that still could face a veto from Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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Jury mulling Bragg soldier's fate hears 911 call

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The Michigan soldier accused of murdering his brother-in-law inside a home on Fort Bragg told a 911 operator he awoke covered in blood in his car. Full story...
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NC Senate looking to spend more on UNC system

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The development of a North Carolina state budget is taking a slightly different path now that senators have started meeting in committees after the House approved its plan last week. Full story...
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NC education governance is shifted in House bill

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The debate over who should lead North Carolina's public education system has returned to the General Assembly in a bill that would shift authority to the statewide elected superintendent. Full story...
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Kidnap charges lodged against Charlotte student

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Two Charlotte students in two days have been found bringing guns on school buses. Full story...
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NC Senate head: Jobless funds standoff continues

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The leader of the North Carolina Senate says there's no change in the political faceoff with Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue over extending unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. Full story...
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Police: DNA results in murder case aren't alarming

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The lead detective in a 2000 murder case in which two imprisoned men are asserting their innocence is dismissing DNA results that excluded them. Full story...
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Attorney: Airlines should apologize to Imams

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A North Carolina attorney for several Muslim leaders says two airlines owe his clients an apology for kicking them off commercial flights. Imams in Memphis, Tenn., and New York were headed to a national conference in Charlotte over the weekend when they were asked to leave the planes without reason. Full story...
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NC prosecutor drops charges in rapper shooting

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A prosecutor in Charlotte is dropping charges against six men in a shootout at a store where rapper Waka Flocka Flame had been talking with fans. Full story...
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Former Charlotte counselor sentenced for assault

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A former counselor at a Charlotte school has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a boy he was baby-sitting. Full story...
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Kidnap charges lodged against Charlotte student

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A Charlotte middle school student has been charged with eight counts of kidnapping and two counts of weapons possession after pulling a gun on a bus driver dropping him off after school. Full story...
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Back-burn to protect Stumpy Point from NC wildfire

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Firefighters are preparing to set a backfire near Stumpy Point Bay to help contain a wildfire burning along the North Carolina coast in Dare County. Full story...
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FEMA already has OK'd $6.5M following NC tornadoes

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About $6.5 million in government assistance already has been approved for displaced or distressed residents and businesses after last month's deadly tornadoes, emergency officials told state lawmakers Monday but said they're trying to overcome obstacles to let people know about the help. Full story...
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