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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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NC elections board to consider McAllister complaint June 27

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The State Board of Elections will consider a campaign finance complaint against Representative Mary McAllister's campaign on June 27. Full story...
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Trial continues for Duke prosecutor

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An attorney says defense attorneys for three Duke lacrosse players accused of rape last year made repeated requests of prosecutor Mike Nifong for the full results of DNA testing in the case. Full story...
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Recording industry targets North Carolina universities for illegal downloads

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Federal lawsuits allege that 28 Duke University computer users illegally downloaded music on the school's computer system. Full story...
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Officer: prosecutor pressed Duke case

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Testimony resumed in Raleigh today in the ethics hearing for prosecutor Mike Nifong, who pressed a rape case against Duke University lacrosse players. Full story...
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