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    Wake Co. school officials to discuss overcrowding Tuesday Video included

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    The Wake County Board of Education will meet Tuesday night to make some key decisions on a plan to deal with classroom overcrowding. More>>

    NC WEATHER: Warm today, rain returns Wednesday

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    Another cold front is heading for North Carolina with rain and cooler temperatures, but before it arrives, we'll have temperatures in the low to mid 80s today. More>>

    Hwy 55 in Cary closed due to crash involving dump truck, SUV

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    Highway 55 at McCrimmon Pkwy. in Cary is closed due to an accident involving a dump truck and an SUV. More>>

    Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

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    A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S.... More>>

    NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed

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    Some North Carolina political conservatives want state lawmakers to consider whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole due to recently vacated murder cases. More>>

    Report: NC among states most tied to income tax

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    The income gap that's been growing for years increasingly is undermining public treasuries in North Carolina and other states, a new report by the investment rating agency Standard Poor's says. More>>

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

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    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local... More>>

    Duke study: Water contamination tied to wells, not fracking Video included

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    A new study by scientist from multiple schools, including Duke University, says problems with the wells and not hydraulic fracturing itself, was the primary cause of drinking water contamination issues in parts of Pennsylvania and Texas. More>>

    New questions over abortion coverage in health law

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    A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. More>>

    Letter found with body of App State student, police say Video included

    The body of Anna Smith was discovered in a heavily wooded area in Boone. The body of Anna Smith was discovered in a heavily wooded area in Boone.
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    The Boone Police Department said a letter was discovered with the body of an Appalachian State University student, indicating her death may have been a suicide. More>>

    Wife of exonerated NC man files restraining order Video included

    Darryl Hunt was freed from prison in 2004, thanks to DNA evidence and the confession of another suspect to the 1984 murder of Deborah Sykes. Darryl Hunt was freed from prison in 2004, thanks to DNA evidence and the confession of another suspect to the 1984 murder of Deborah Sykes.
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    Court records indicate the wife of Darryl Hunt, who was exonerated in the 1984 murder of a Winston-Salem newspaper editor, has filed a domestic violence restraining order against him. More>>

    Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

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    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a... More>>

    Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

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    Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. More>>

    The Clueless Chick: Fun with Play-Doh Video included

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    Tuesday is National Play-Doh Day, and whether it has been 20 years since you've touched a tub of Play-Doh or your little ones play with it every day, our expert party planner Jennifer Durbin has some easy Play-Doh ideas to share. More>>

    UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

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    As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government... More>>

    Kinston father charged with killing 1-month-old son

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    Police have arrested a Kinston man in the death of his 1-month-old son earlier this year. More>>

    NC farmers urged to test corn to prevent contamination

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    N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging farmers to have their corn tested for aflatoxin to prevent contamination of feeds and food. More>>

    Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

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    A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. More>>

    CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message

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    (RNN) – A sponsorship between cosmetic giant CoverGirl and the NFL is being tested during the league's nightmarish week of bad publicity in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.CoverGirl, whose sponsorship tagline is the “official beauty sponsor of the NFL,” launched a campaign that targets beauty looks for all 32 NFL franchises. The campaign has been promoted with the tagline “get your #game face on.”On Sept. 11, Adele Stan, senior digital editor for The American Prospect, mad... More>>

    $84K budgeted for 15 new navigational signs in Cary Video included

    The town budgeted for the signs in 2012 with a Florida company winning the job from a pool of 16 bidders. The town budgeted for the signs in 2012 with a Florida company winning the job from a pool of 16 bidders.
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    Navigating through certain parts of Cary is about to get easier. The Town of Cary will install 15 new signs to help people get to places like WakeMed Soccer Park, Booth Amphitheatre and Bond Park. More>>

    Panthers unsure if Hardy will play vs. Steelers

    Greg Hardy (right) arrives at court with attorney Drew Rosenhaus. (Associated Press) Greg Hardy (right) arrives at court with attorney Drew Rosenhaus. (Associated Press)
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    ?Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he isn't sure if Greg Hardy will play Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. More>>

    Young heart patient's family to donate 'extra money' to others on transplant list Video included

    Hudson Bond''s father and mother check on the 2-month-old at Duke Children's Hospital. (Hudson's Heart) Hudson Bond''s father and mother check on the 2-month-old at Duke Children's Hospital. (Hudson's Heart)
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    A Durham family has surpassed their fundraising goal to help pay for medical bills for their 2-month-old son in need of a new heart. More>>

    1 shot along Fayetteville St. near NCCU

    Police respond to a shooting on Fayetteville Street in Durham. Police respond to a shooting on Fayetteville Street in Durham.
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    Police are investigating a shooting Monday on Fayetteville Street near North Carolina Central University. More>>

    Urban Outfitters faces backlash for controversial sweatshirt

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    The website of clothing outlet Urban Outfitters featured a controversial, one-of-a-kind shirt briefly Monday morning before it sold, but not before causing a stir on the Internet. More>>

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    • NC survey shows Hagan with narrow US Senate lead

      NC survey shows Hagan with narrow US Senate lead

      Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)
      A survey of North Carolina likely voters shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holding a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis roughly two months from Election Day.
      A survey of North Carolina likely voters shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holding a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis roughly two months from Election Day.
    • NAACP planning voting rights rally in Wilmington

      NAACP planning voting rights rally in Wilmington

      Monday, September 15 2014 6:59 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:59:45 GMT
      The North Carolina NAACP is planning a rally in Wilmington to call attention to voting rights
      The North Carolina NAACP is planning a rally in Wilmington to call attention to voting rights
    • GOP presidential prospects tout faith in the national anthem

      GOP presidential prospects tout faith in the national anthem

      Sunday, September 14 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:40:08 GMT
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      Two possible Republican presidential candidates are touting the nation's religious heritage as part of a webcast marking the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.
      Two possible Republican presidential candidates are touting the nation's religious heritage as part of a webcast marking the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.
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    • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

      US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:52:50 GMT
      The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...
      The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...
    • CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message

      CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:29:37 GMT
      (RNN) – A sponsorship between cosmetic giant CoverGirl and the NFL is being tested during the league's nightmarish week of bad publicity in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.CoverGirl, whose sponsorship tagline is the “official beauty sponsor of the NFL,” launched a campaign that targets beauty looks for all 32 NFL franchises. The campaign has been promoted with the tagline “get your #game face on.”On Sept. 11, Adele Stan, senior digital editor for The American Prospect, mad...
      (RNN) – A sponsorship between cosmetic giant CoverGirl and the NFL is being tested during the league's nightmarish week of bad publicity in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.CoverGirl, whose sponsorship tagline is the “official beauty sponsor of the NFL,” launched a campaign that targets beauty looks for all 32 NFL franchises. The campaign has been promoted with the tagline “get your #game face on.”On Sept. 11, Adele Stan, senior digital editor for The American Prospect, mad...
    • First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

      First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

      Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:31:45 GMT
      U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by...
      U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy...
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    • Activists alter CoverGirl model to protest NFL

      Activists alter CoverGirl model to protest NFL

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:40:50 GMT
      CoverGirl responded Monday to images circulated on social media over the weekend of a model sporting NFL-inspired makeup and a black eye — a charged reference to the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy.CoverGirl responded Monday to images circulated on social media over the weekend of a model sporting NFL-inspired makeup and a black eye — a charged reference to the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy.
      CoverGirl responded Monday to images circulated on social media over the weekend of a model sporting NFL-inspired makeup and a black eye — a charged reference to the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy.
      CoverGirl responded Monday to images circulated on social media over the weekend of a model sporting NFL-inspired makeup and a black eye — a charged reference to the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy.
    • Australia: Pet goldfish has brain surgery

      Australia: Pet goldfish has brain surgery

      Monday, September 15 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:22:59 GMT

      A pet goldfish is off-the-hook and alive after a micro-surgery removes a tumor from his brain.

      A pet goldfish is off-the-hook and alive after a micro-surgery removes a tumor from his brain.

    • Urban Outfitters faces backlash for controversial sweatshirt

      Urban Outfitters faces backlash for controversial sweatshirt

      Monday, September 15 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:43:43 GMT
      The website of clothing outlet Urban Outfitters featured a controversial, one-of-a-kind shirt briefly Monday morning before it sold, but not before causing a stir on the Internet.
      The website of clothing outlet Urban Outfitters featured a controversial, one-of-a-kind shirt briefly Monday morning before it sold, but not before causing a stir on the Internet.
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    • Letter found with body of App State student, police say

      Letter found with body of App State student, police say

      Monday, September 15 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:16:12 GMT
      The body of Anna Smith was discovered in a heavily wooded area in Boone.The body of Anna Smith was discovered in a heavily wooded area in Boone.
      The Boone Police Department said a letter was discovered with the body of an Appalachian State University student, indicating her death may have been a suicide.
      The Boone Police Department said a letter was discovered with the body of an Appalachian State University student, indicating her death may have been a suicide.
    • 'Party mansion' owner convicted of tax and healthcare fraud

      'Party mansion' owner convicted of tax and healthcare fraud

      Friday, September 12 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:38:35 GMT
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      A former Raleigh resident, known for the wild parties held at his “party mansion” in North Raleigh, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering crimes, according to a United States Department of Justice release.
      A former Raleigh resident, known for the wild parties held at his “party mansion” in North Raleigh, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering crimes, according to a United States Department of Justice release.
    • Urban Outfitters faces backlash for controversial sweatshirt

      Urban Outfitters faces backlash for controversial sweatshirt

      Monday, September 15 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:43:43 GMT
      The website of clothing outlet Urban Outfitters featured a controversial, one-of-a-kind shirt briefly Monday morning before it sold, but not before causing a stir on the Internet.
      The website of clothing outlet Urban Outfitters featured a controversial, one-of-a-kind shirt briefly Monday morning before it sold, but not before causing a stir on the Internet.
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