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NC lawmakers won't act on part of US health reform

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North Carolina lawmakers have no plans to meet a deadline to create a new one-stop shop to help individuals and small businesses find affordable health insurance despite a landmark US Supreme Court ruling. Full story...
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NC legislators seek to comply with federal ruling

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North Carolina House members are trying to use the last days of the legislative session to comply with The US Supreme Court decision striking down automatic life sentences without parole for youths convicted of murder. Full story...
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Supreme Court upholds individual mandate in health care law

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video The individual mandate survives. The Supreme Court has upheld the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul -- ruling in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty. Full story...
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Locals react to Supreme Court ruling on Arizona immigration law

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video While throwing out a number of key provisions, the high court left in place the provision that requires police to check the immigration status of suspects stopped for other violations. We wanted to know what the local implications of the Supreme Court decision are. Full story...
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High court throws out FCC indecency policy

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The Supreme Court has thrown out fines and sanctions against broadcasters who violated the Federal Communications Commission policy regulating curse words and nudity on broadcast television. Full story...
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Supreme Court refuses to hear 'birther' argument again

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The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal challenging President Barack Obama's US citizenship and his eligibility to serve as commander in chief. Full story...
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US Supreme Court to hear NC native on healthcare

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The US Supreme Court is hearing from a Washington lawyer with North Carolina roots it picked as the devil's advocate on the first day of hearings on the health care reform law. Full story...
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Groups praise court's decision on NC prayer case

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Backers of a lawsuit over Christian prayers before Forsyth County commission meetings are praising a US Supreme Court decision not to hear an appeal of a judge's order prohibiting the practice. Full story...
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Supreme Court will hear health care case this term

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The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, setting up an election-year showdown over the White House's main domestic policy achievement. Full story...
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Case over turkey remains in public sewer sent back to NC court

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The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting a North Carolina poultry company's attempt to throw out federal criminal charges over turkey remains released into a public sewer plant. Full story...
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Forsyth to appeal prayer case to US Supreme Court

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A North Carolina county wants to make its case to the US Supreme Court that public meetings should be allowed to start with prayers singling out Jesus Christ for praise. Full story...
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Durham appeals ruling on lacrosse-player lawsuits

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Attorneys for the city of Durham have asked a federal appeals court to overturn a lower-court ruling allowing former Duke lacrosse players to seek damages from the city. Full story...
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Supreme Court limits Walmart sex bias case

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The Supreme Court has ruled for Walmart in its fight to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of women who work there. Full story...
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In NC case, US Supreme Court says age must be considered in interrogation

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The high court on Thursday ruled that police and school officials were wrong when they interviewed a 13-year-old special education student about a string of break-ins in Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Supreme Court: Career criminal won't get less prison time

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The Supreme Court says a career criminal cannot get his sentence reduced because of a change in drug-crime penalties in North Carolina. Full story...
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