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AG Cooper to counties: Get ready for gay marriage

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North Carolina's top lawyer has advised local officials to prepare for an influx of same-sex couples seeking marriage certificates following a federal judge's ruling expected within days. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday that county registers of deeds should expect a ruling from the federal judge striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages "relatively soon." Full story...
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NC SAT scores slightly higher, below national rate

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Average scores for public school seniors taking the SAT rose two points in 2014, but their overall scores were slightly below the national average. A statement from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday said the state's critical reading score of 499 surpassed the nation's reading score of 497. Full story...
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NC says it's making plans to comply with law

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North Carolina's deputy senior attorney general says the state is putting together plans to comply with an appeals court ruling that restores same-day registration and counting out-of-precinct ballots for the fall election. Alexander Peters told U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder on Tuesday the state will handle parts of same-day registration by hand instead of computer. Full story...
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Abortion, schools featured in new NC Senate ads

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Close to $2 million is being spent by outside groups on new television advertisements in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race - one from anti-abortion forces and another from the nation's largest teachers union. Full story...
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NC officials report 3 more cases of enterovirus

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videoState health officials report three more cases of enterovirus D68, raising the total number of cases in North Carolina to nine since late September. Full story...
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Tillis, Hagan meet for 2nd NC Senate debate

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Democrat Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis face off again tonight in their race for Hagan's seat in the US Senate. Full story...
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Free flu shots offered at Camp Lejeune, New River

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The Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune is offering free flu vaccinations for active-duty service members, retirees, veterans and their family members. Full story...
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Jacksonville woman gets 75 days in jail for toddler's drowning death

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videoA Jacksonville woman has been sentenced to more than two months in jail for the drowning death of her toddler daughter. Full story...
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Soldier pleads guilty to stealing $400K in fuel

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Prosecutors say a Fort Bragg soldier has pleaded guilty to his part in a scheme to steal more than $400,000 worth of fuel from a base in Afghanistan. Authorities said in a news release that 25-year-old Alexander Swim would escort a foreign driver to the fuel depot at Forward Operating Base Sharana, let him fill up a tanker with American fuel and drive off. Full story...
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Drugmaker provides experimental drug for Ebola use

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A North Carolina drugmaker says it is providing an experimental antiviral drug for patients with Ebola, an emergency step authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. Chimerix Inc. says physicians sought federal permission to use company's drug, called brincidofovir, which is in late-stage testing for other types of viruses. The company did not identify the physicians making the request. Full story...
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