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Forget pizza, students watch ’50 Shades’ as a reward

Part of the erotic movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" was shown in a West Virginia high school classroom this week after students convinced their teacher to let them watch it as a reward for good work.

Perry announcing June 4 if he’ll run again for president

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will say next month whether he's running for president.

Blues legend B.B. King dead at 89

Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says.

NC lawmakers approve bill targeting group-home abuse

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- The General Assembly has agreed to put new rules in place targeting people who harm group-home residents and increasing responsibilities...

Brady appeals suspension in ‘Deflategate’

Tom Brady has appealed his four-game suspension for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game.

D’oh! Is ‘The Simpsons’ parting company with Harry Shearer?

An escalating contract dispute suggests that Harry Shearer may exit "The Simpsons," where he has voiced several of its characters since the Fox cartoon series debuted in 1989.

Former UN ambassador John Bolton won’t run for president

One of the GOP's most well-known national security hawks won't be running for president.

Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. chosen for Madden cover

Fans often compare Odell Beckham's one-handed grabs to plays only possible in video games. Now they're handing the Giants receiver the cover of football's biggest console franchise.

Hardee’s tops burger with hot dog and chips

Hardee's is cramming a summer cookout into one burger.

Dozens protest student having to remove American flag from pickup

Dozens of students and parents are upset that a South Carolina high school student was ordered to remove the America flag flying from the back of his pickup truck.

Bill to add trash trucks to NC ‘move over’ law gets final OK

The General Assembly has agreed to add garbage trucks to the list of parked or standing vehicles that motorists must change lanes or slow down for under North Carolina's "move over" law.

Duke pleads guilty in court to environmental crimes, agrees to pay $102 million in penalties

Duke Energy has pleaded guilty in federal court to environmental crimes and has agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.

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Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

Amy Coney Barrett is headed to to the Supreme Court.

North Carolina to get nearly 3.2M BinaxNOW virus tests

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says it’s sending nearly 3.2 million rapid coronavirus tests to North Carolina.

Large Biden/Harris campaign sign knocked over, ‘racist’ spray painted over it

A Brunswick County man says he's put up several Biden/Harris signs along the road, many ending up gone and a large one in Ocean Isle Beach has been vandalized.

PCSO: Two convenience stores cited for selling alcohol to teens

Two convenience stores have been cited for reportedly selling alcohol to teens.