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Nifong a no-show at hearing to consider his formal removal from office

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Disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong didn't show up in court today for a hearing to consider his immediate removal as Durham County district attorney. Full story...
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Closing arguments heard in rape case

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Closing arguments were heard today in Antonio McAllister's trial. McAllister is accused of raping and beating a 78-year-old Pender County woman. It's now up to the jury as to whether McAllister walks away a free man, or whether he's sent to prison. Full story...
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N.C. one step closer to one-stop voting

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One-stop voting may soon take just one stop. A bill just passed in the State Senate would allow someone to vote the same day they register. But some people are worried it could cause more problems than it's worth. The bill hasn't been signed into law yet. But already it has some people worried it could lead to more cases of voter fraud. Full story...
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Senate approves same-day voter registration bill

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The Senate has agreed to allow residents to register to vote and cast a ballot immediately before an election. Full story...
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House OKs bill to take pensions from corrupt officials

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The House today approved a bill inspired by the scandal surrounding the chamber's former leader. The bill would require corrupt officials to forfeit their pensions. Full story...
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Easley names Hardin to replace Nifong

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Governor Easley has named Jim Hardin to replace Mike Nifong as acting Durham County district attorney. Full story...
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Sheriff Hewett not at scheduled testimony

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videoToday is the day Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett was scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury in Raleigh, but the sheriff isn't there. Sheriff Hewett will not say why he isn't there -- only that he'll be working in Brunswick County the rest of the week. Hewett along with a number of other employees from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office were issued subpoenas June 7. Full story...
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House committee OKs bill for embryonic stem cell research

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A House committee today approved a bill to set aside $10 million for embryonic stem cell research in North Carolina. The measure passed despite the concerns of opponents about the protection of human life. Full story...
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House approves bill to remove disbarred DAs

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Lawmakers have unanimously approved legislation that allows Governor Easley to immediately remove Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong from office. Full story...
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Disbarred Duke lacrosse prosecutor faces troubled future

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It may not look like Mike Nifong can fall any further. His law license is lost and his reputation's in tatters. Full story...
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