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    Republican leaders: NC budget raises teacher pay $3,500

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    Republican Leaders announced Tuesday they have reached a budget deal, one that includes 7 percent raises for teachers and preserves teacher assistants. More>>

    Duke expert: NC ban on gay marriage won't stand

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    A Duke professor says North Carolina's ban on gay marriage won't hold up after Monday's federal court ruling in Virginia. More>>

    Pleasant temps return to central North Carolina

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    Unseasonably cool air has moved into North Carolina, and below normal temperatures will stay with us through the next week.

    With high pressure bringing in a light northerly flow, today will be filled with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with cooler temperatures. 
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    Debate over seismic testing off NC coast on the horizon Video included

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    A plan by the federal government could change the landscape of the North Carolina coast. While millions of people flock to our beaches each year, the Obama administration has approved the use of seismic testing to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, including here in North Carolina.From
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    Raleigh mother accused of biting, breaking ribs of 16-week-old baby

    Mary Peele is facing child abus charges after police said she bit her 16-week-old baby. Mary Peele is facing child abus charges after police said she bit her 16-week-old baby.
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    A Raleigh mother is facing child abuse charges after police said she bit and broke her 16-week-old’s ribs. More>>

    Friends say Charlotte woman infected with Ebola 'very weak and tired'

    David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org) David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)
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    A Charlotte woman who volunteered to save the lives of Ebola patient in Liberia is now fighting the disease herself.
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    Worker files complaint with Dept. of Labor after being let go

    Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck him for more than six weeks of work. Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck him for more than six weeks of work.
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    A Durham man who says he was let go by his employer after finally getting a paycheck that he waited weeks to get, has filed a complaint with the North Carolina Department of Labor’s Employment Discrimination Bureau. More>>

    Capped enrollment at Wake schools affecting where families choose to live Video included

    Wake County School Board Chairwoman Christine Kushner Wake County School Board Chairwoman Christine Kushner
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    Wake County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina, but that population boom is causing some unexpected problems for the real estate market. More>>

    Millions in debt forgiven for military members caught in financing scheme

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    More than 1,300 military service members in North Carolina will have their debts to an electronics company forgiven More>>

    Sources: EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia

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    Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic... More>>

    NC military who were victims of scheme will have debts forgiven

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    North Carolina military service members who were victims of a financing scheme will have their debts forgiven and their credit cleared. More>>

    3 injured in Harnett Co. shooting

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    Three people were injured in a shooting a Kangaroo store in Harnett County Monday afternoon. More>>

    Jury deliberating in Lovette murder trial

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    Jury deliberations resumed Tuesday in the trial of Laurence Lovette, a Durham man accused of killing a Duke graduate student. More>>

    Wilmington man advances to American Ninja Warrior finals

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    A Wilmington chef advances to the finals of NBC's competition series American Ninja Warrior after completing the challenging course in Monday's episode. More>>

    Greenville police say dog shot over parking space

    Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space. More>>

    The Clueless Chick: Back to school check list Video included

    Back to school ideas from The Clueless Chick. Back to school ideas from The Clueless Chick.
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    August is just around the corner and many of you are getting ready to send your kids back to school which means shopping for school supplies, planning lunches and coordinating after school activities.
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    Winston-Salem State to host teacher program

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    Winston-Salem State University preparing to establish the next generation of black male teachers. More>>

    NC Senate leaders hint at budget details Video included

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    North Carolina's Senate leader said Monday that he hopes to have a final budget to vote on this week. More>>

    Belhaven mayor wraps march to DC to save hospital Video included

    Mayor Adam O'Neal (left) walked from Belhaven to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of how the desire for profit is costing rural healthcare centers and the services they provide. Mayor Adam O'Neal (left) walked from Belhaven to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of how the desire for profit is costing rural healthcare centers and the services they provide.
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    A North Carolina mayor fighting to reopen a hospital in his rural North Carolina town finished his protest march to the nation's capital. More>>

    Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Fayetteville

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    A pedestrian who was hit Monday on Raeford Road in Fayetteville has died as a result of his injuries.
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    1 shot on New Bern Ave. in Raleigh

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    Police say a man was shot Monday near a convenience store on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh. More>>

    Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

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    An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus felt a deep calling to work in Liberia and was exhausted after months of treating patients with the deadly disease. More>>

    Lawmakers announce major reform plan for VA health care Video included

    Lawmakers say a $17 billion plan will help veterans get quicker VA help. Lawmakers say a $17 billion plan will help veterans get quicker VA help.
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    The U.S. House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees announced a plan Monday to reform the Veterans Affairs health care system.   

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    Pretrial programs cut down on overcrowding; but are they worth it? Video included

    Troy Arrington Jr., 27, and Derick Davis II, 23 Troy Arrington Jr., 27, and Derick Davis II, 23
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    The two men of the men accused of beating a UNC professor to death had both been released from jail less than a month before the murder. More>>

    Dollar Tree buying Charlotte-based Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. More>>

    Father killed, daughter injured when plane hits them on beach

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    A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said. More>>

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    • Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

      Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:28:31 GMT
      Local authorities in eastern Ukraine say at least 22 civilians have been killed in one day by shelling.
      Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an...
    • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

      Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:56:42 GMT
      Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.
      Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the...
    • 10 things to know for Tuesday

      10 things to know for Tuesday

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:32:13 GMT
      Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
      Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
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