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NC, 44 states settle with GlaxoSmithKline

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North Carolina's attorney general says GlaxoSmithKline is paying 45 states $105 million to settle allegations that the company unlawfully marketed drugs. Full story...
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Environmental groups want NC coal ash moved

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A coalition of environmental groups and people who live near Duke Energy power plants are pressing North Carolina lawmakers to require the company to move all of its leaky coal ash dumps away from rivers, lakes and homes. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking bill

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Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that clears the way for permits to be issued for fracking in North Carolina as soon as next spring. Full story...
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McCrory administration official alleges bullying

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration and a key House leader are fighting over a three-member commission that serves as the final benefits arbiter within North Carolina's unemployment insurance office. Full story...
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NC Veterans Affairs office opens hotline to improve services

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videoThe North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs has started a tip hotline to help improve services at the state's medical facilities for veterans. Full story...
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Ex-Charlotte mayor to plead in corruption case

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Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is expected to plead guilty in federal court Tuesday on a public corruption charge related to his March arrest. Full story...
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Seymour Johnson Air Force Base changes command

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The Air Force's first female commander of a combat fighter wing is leaving Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for a prestigious Pentagon slot. Full story...
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Fort Bragg paratrooper dies in training accident

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A Fort Bragg paratrooper from New York has died during a training accident. The 82nd Airborne Division says 21-year-old Sgt. Shaina B. Schmigel of Medina, New York, was killed during an airborne operation using a parachute on Friday. Full story...
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FBI investigating hacked NCDOT digital road signs

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the FBI is looking into a group that hacked into at least five digital road signs yesterday, including one in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Hagan, Tillis start to discuss NC Senate debates

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Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis say they want multiple debates in their North Carolina race. Exactly how many they'll appear in is uncertain this early in the campaign. Full story...
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NC Senate Republicans defend budget choices

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North Carolina Senate Republicans are defending cuts proposed in their state government budget proposal to pay for teacher raises and for changes to Medicaid that reject Gov. Pat McCrory's reform plan. Full story...
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NC lawmakers give final OK to tax changes

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The North Carolina legislature has quickly moved a wide-ranging tax bill to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk, one that sets a levy on electronic cigarettes and a hard expiration date for some municipal privilege taxes. Full story...
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Opponents rally against NC fracking bill

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Opponents are rallying against a bill to allow fracking next year, even as the North Carolina House prepares to vote on the idea. Full story...
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Byrd appointed new director of NC state crime lab

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John A. Byrd has been named the new director of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Byrd's appointment on Wednesday. Full story...
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NC Senate initially approves omnibus tax bill

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The North Carolina Senate's version of an omnibus tax bill has remained intact after Democratic amendments were defeated, including one that would have lifted the scheduled repeal of certain municipal business taxes next summer. Full story...
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