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Soldier wanted in NC arrested in Fla. Keys

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A US Army soldier suspected in the shooting death of a North Carolina man was arrested in the Florida keys. Full story...
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Kaine, Foxx to see 2012 Democratic convention site

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine says Charlotte and North Carolina have a good economic story to tell, and he will join the city's mayor in looking at the site where the story will be told. Full story...
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NC Senate panel to debate charter school cap bill

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A bill seeking elimination of North Carolina's 100-school limit on charter schools is getting its first debate in the General Assembly. Full story...
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NC lawmakers to vote on health overhaul challenge

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The first legislation to get a full vote in this year's session of the North Carolina General Assembly would attack a key provision of the federal health care overhaul law. Full story...
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Report: Perdue paid $140K to law firm in 6 months

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Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign paid more than $140,000 in the second half of 2010 to a law firm that represented her committee before the State Board of Elections on the issue of campaign flights. Full story...
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Dems pick Charlotte for 2012 convention

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video A Democratic official says the party will hold its 2012 presidential convention in Charlotte. Full story...
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NC Republicans starting work on tort reforms

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Republican lawmakers now in the majority at the North Carolina General Assembly say the changes they want in medical malpractice and lawsuit reforms would help bring down costs of operating a business. Full story...
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NC GOP gives mixed message on Dems' Charlotte plan

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The new North Carolina Republican Party chairman says he welcomes Democrats to Charlotte for their national convention next year. Full story...
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New law to collect DNA from suspects

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video Beginning tomorrow, law enforcement in North Carolina can collect DNA from suspects in certain violent felony and misdemeanor arrests. Opponents say it violates privacy rights. Full story...
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Dozens of police break up brawl at church

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A dispute over leadership at a Henderson County church has turned from angry words to fist fights. About 30 police officers from five agencies were called to break up fights Sunday at Greater New Zion Baptist Church in Fletcher. Full story...
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Hit-and-run kills horse, injures riders

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A hit-and-run driver has killed a horse and injured its riders in a collision near Cherryville. Full story...
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Duke, UNC hospitals aim for greater transparency

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Hospitals at Duke University and the University of North Carolina are trying to make the relationship between drug companies and health providers more transparent. Full story...
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Asheville lowers fluoride levels because of concerns

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Asheville has lowered the amount of fluoride in its water system in response to concerns about how excess levels of the substance can affect people's teeth. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the city has reduced the fluoride in its system by 30 percent. Full story...
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Fort Bragg soldier shot; gunman is at large

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A Fort Bragg spokesman says a soldier was shot and wounded, and authorities are working to find the gunman. Full story...
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GOP legislators addressing voter ID concerns

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The newly installed Republican majority at the North Carolina Legislature is resolute this year on expanding identification requirements before voters enter a polling booth. Full story...
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