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Study: Young Black & Hispanic men likely to end up jobless, imprisoned or dead

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Fifty-one percent of Hispanic male high school graduates ages 15-24 and 45 percent of African-American males in that category will end up unemployed, incarcerated or dead, according to a study issued this week by the College Board’s Advocacy & Policy Center. Full story...
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Tough safety standards for cribs going into effect

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Beginning Tuesday, the government is prohibiting the manufacture, sale or even re-sale of drop-side baby cribs, which have been blamed in the deaths of dozens of children. Full story...
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1,000 acres still burning in Dare County refuge fire

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Dare County officials say the fire in the Alligator River Nature Preserve fire is 97 percent contained. Full story...
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Special Olympics camp kicks off

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Some special kids around the Cape Fear are getting a special treat this week Their week is full of soccer, kickball and all sorts of games, and it's all put on by the Special Olympics. Full story...
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Hearing may be end of road for breast cancer drug

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The best-selling cancer drug in the world comes under federal scrutiny once again this week, as drugmaker Roche makes a last-ditch effort to keep its drug Avastin approved for breast cancer, despite evidence that it is ineffective against the disease. Full story...
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Driver dines on donuts as truck overturns

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Authorities say the driver of an 18-wheeler was distracted by doughnuts when he overturned his big rig in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Panel looks to better middle school scores in South

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and other southern officials are discussing how improving middle school achievement will get students ready for high school. Full story...
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Scam paver no-show at contempt hearing

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A paver banned from working in North Carolina was a no-show this morning in Wake County Court. Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for the NC Department of Justice says a lawyer for Tommy Clack, who got his start in Wilmington, did attend the criminal contempt hearing. Full story...
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High Country wineries form Boone Area Wine Trail

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The mountains of northwestern North Carolina hope to become the Southeast's next hot destination for wine lovers. Full story...
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FDA to independently review of menthol cig studies

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video The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes. Full story...
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