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Ashcroft joins company once known as Blackwater

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Former US Attorney General John Ashcroft is joining the security firm once known as Blackwater. Full story...
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Durham to appeal ruling on Duke lacrosse lawsuits

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Lawyers for the city of Durham will appeal a judge's ruling allowing members of Duke University's men's lacrosse team to seek civil damages from the city. Full story...
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Indigent defense pay cuts rile lawyers

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More than a dozen defense attorneys have resigned from Alamance County's court-appointed counsel list after the state said it could no longer pay $75 per hour for defense of poor clients. Full story...
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FEMA says loss of roof is 'minor damage' in Dunn

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Federal officials have rejected a Dunn man's request for aid to rebuild his home after he lost most of his roof in the April 16 tornados. Full story...
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House agrees on Republican penned budget

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The House has tentatively agreed to a $19 billion plus budget bill for next year, penned by Republicans, that would let expire a pair of temporary tax increases and received some Democratic support. Full story...
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Commission approves giant wind farm in eastern NC

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A state panel has approved a 300-megawatt wind farm in eastern North Carolina, but the project still needs numerous other permits before turbines can start producing green energy. Full story...
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Pender shelter looking to foster dogs during renovations

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The Pender County Animal Shelter needs your help. The shelter is undergoing renovations, which will displace 30 dogs currently in kennels. Shelter workers say if the dogs are not adopted or fostered by Thursday, they will be put down. Full story...
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City, county working on working together

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video Like a marriage, for better or worse, the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County are joined for life. Today, leaders from both sides met to discuss their ideas and opinions. Full story...
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County budget cuts could clip CFCC

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One thing County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield said will be cut is money to Cape Fear Community College. Barfield says CFCC asked the county for $1.4 million, but the county has allocated only $300,000. Full story...
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US holds photos of slain bin Laden, weighs release

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Osama bin Laden was unarmed when he was confronted by US commandos at his Pakistani hideout, the White House said Tuesday as new details emerged about the audacious raid that killed the world's most wanted terrorist. The White House said it was considering whether to release photos of bin Laden after he was killed but that the photos were "gruesome" and could be inflammatory. Full story...
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