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AG Cooper visits school, talks to students about drug abuse

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video State officials say prescription drugs kill more people a year than illegal drugs, so Attorney General Roy Cooper says he's trying to teach North Carolina youth how to change that. Full story...
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NC to get $21M as states, feds settle S&P ratings complaints

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North Carolina officials say the state will collect $21 million from credit rating agency Standard & Poor's in a nationwide settlement over practices that have been blamed for triggering the country's financial crisis. Full story...
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Cooper tells NC Democrats it's not early to think about 2016

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says he'll keep speaking out against Republican policies during the new North Carolina legislative session that convenes Wednesday. Cooper also told about 300 Democratic activists at a Tuesday luncheon that he would back efforts to raise teacher pay across the board and to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of additional residents. Full story...
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NC to appeal ultrasound law decision

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North Carolina's attorney general plans to ask the US Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that the state's ultrasound law is unconstitutional. Full story...
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AG Cooper to appeal decision on NC utility rates

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videoAttorney General Roy Cooper will appeal a decision by the North Carolina Utilities Commission allowing energy companies to profit from corporate tax cuts without passing those savings on to consumers. Full story...
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Cooper responds over NC absence in Obama lawsuit

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Attorney General Roy Cooper is responding to complaints about why North Carolina isn't among the states challenging President Barack Obama over his executive order on immigration. Gov. Pat McCrory joined the lawsuit filed this week and spearheaded by the Texas attorney general accusing Obama of overstepping his constitutional authority. McCrory is a plaintiff, but Cooper is not involved. Full story...
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Cooper wants more NC schools to get bus cameras

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A panel of lawmakers, safety advocates and health professionals back North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper's proposal to install more cameras on school buses. Cooper says the cameras will deter drivers from skirting around them as they pick up or unload students. Full story...
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Republican leaders try to stop NC gay weddings

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Lawyers for North Carolina Republican leaders have filed a legal brief urging a federal judge to allow them to intervene in a pair of cases seeking to overturn the state's gay marriage ban. Full story...
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Leader changes at State Bureau of Investigation

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Some leadership changes are being made in the State Bureau of Investigation, after the Department of Public Safety took over control of the agency. Full story...
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JUST IN: Judge in NC gay marriage case denies delay

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videoA federal judge overseeing a pair of challenges to North Carolina's gay marriage ban has denied a motion from lawyers for Republican legislative leaders seeking more than a weeklong delay in the case. Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen Jr. in Greensboro issued a ruling late Thursday denying a request from House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger that they be given until Oct. 17 to prepare arguments supporting their motion to intervene in the case. Instead, Osteen gave them until noon Friday. Full story...
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