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    North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said it is time to stop defending the state's amendment prohibiting gay marriage. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said it is time to stop defending the state's amendment prohibiting gay marriage.

    Va. ruling sets up contentious battle over gay marriage in NC Video included

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    Attorney General Roy Cooper said his office will no longer defend North Carolina's gay marriage ban.
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    Pleasant temps return to central North Carolina

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    A cold front, responsible for devastating storms from Tennessee to Massachusetts and even some severe storms here in North Carolina, will finally move off the coast tonight.  As it does, the hot and humid weather will move out and unseasonably cool temperatures will return. 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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    Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

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    Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward... More>>

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

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    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. More>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says Video included

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    Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave... 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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    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>>

    Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

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    Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. More>>

    Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

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    Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians... 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>>

    Duke Energy deal with ElectriCities could lower power bills

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    Duke announced its deal Monday with the North Carolina Municipal Power Agency, which includes 32 towns in the eastern part of the state.  More>>

    Federal court rules against Va. gay marriage ban

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    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage violate the U.S. Constitution.  More>>

    8-year-old hit by car in Raleigh Video included

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    An 8-year-old was taken to the hospital Monday after being hit by a car on Rock Quarry Road near Crosslink Road. More>>

    Duke professor who studied Southern women honored at White House

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    Former Duke professor Anne Firor Scott was honored Monday at the White House. More>>

    Pedestrian killed in Fayetteville accident identified

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    A pedestrian who was killed Sunday morning when he was hit by a vehicle on Morganton Road in Fayetteville was identified Monday as Fernando Rodriguez, 23, of Fort Bragg. More>>

    Fayetteville, Raleigh, Durham among U.S. cities flourishing after recession

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    A new ranking by the financial website WalletHub gives high marks to North Carolina cities, including Fayetteville, Raleigh and Durham, for their economic recovery since the Great Recession. More>>

    Durham man charged with murder in 18-year-old's death

    Lequan Wilson is charged with murder in the death of Marquise Mangum. Lequan Wilson is charged with murder in the death of Marquise Mangum.
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    Police arrested a Durham man Monday morning in connection with the July 3 shooting death of an 18-year-old.

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    Stolen dinosaur replica returned to Raleigh museum Video included

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    A model of a baby dinosaur that was stolen from the Museum of Natural Sciences has been returned to the museum, officials said at a news conference Monday. More>>

    Garner man killed attempting to cross US 70

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    A Garner man was killed after being struck by a car on U.S. 70 in Wake County Monday morning, according to authorities. More>>

    Surprising list of nations with alcohol problems focuses on E. Europe

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    The nations with the highest rates of alcohol consumption per person are located in Eastern Europe.
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    NC Senate to vote on Medicaid plan Monday Video included

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    North Carolina Senators are expected to take a final vote on a bill that would overhaul Medicaid in the state. More>>

    'Freedom for All' exhibit goes to NC plantation

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    A traveling exhibit about the Emancipation Proclamation is being displayed at a North Carolina plantation that relied on slave labor. More>>

    Wilson community holds vigil for slain 7-year-old boy Video included

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    Hundreds stood outside the Wilson County Courthouse on Sunday night to help a family grieve four days after 7-year-old Kamari Jones was shot and killed in his own home. More>>

    NC Legislative leaders say they have budget framework Video included

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    Republican legislative leaders said they have reached an agreement on the outline of a state budget. More>>

    Charlotte woman tests positive for Ebola in Liberia

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    A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works.
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    Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

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    Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. More>>

    Raleigh police look for leads regarding woman seen screaming in car

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    Police are looking for information concerning a woman who was seen and heard screaming while in the back seat of a car Sunday afternoon.
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    NC flags lowered to honor Korean War armistice

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    ?All North Carolina state flags are lowered to half-staff for Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. More>>

    Pedestrian hit, killed in Fayetteville

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    Police say a pedestrian was killed Sunday morning when he was hit by a vehicle on Morganton Road in Fayetteville. More>>

    Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

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    The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped. More>>

    Former firefighter uses comedy to cope with tragedy Video included

    Comedian Travis Howze turned to comedy as a way to cope after losing nine of his fellow firefighters in a fire in 2007. Comedian Travis Howze turned to comedy as a way to cope after losing nine of his fellow firefighters in a fire in 2007.
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    Comedian Travis Howze turned to comedy as a way to cope after losing nine of his fellow firefighters in a fire in 2007. More>>

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    • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

      New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

      Monday, July 28 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:35:28 GMT
      No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a plane in Liberia, had a layover in Togo and then arrived in Nigeria where authorities say he died days later...
      No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say...
    • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

      Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

      Monday, July 28 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:26:43 GMT
      Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.
      Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave...
    • Correction: California Wildfires story

      Correction: California Wildfires story

      Monday, July 28 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:35:38 GMT
      Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.
      In a story July 27 about California Wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the type of aircraft assisting firefighters battling a wildfire outside Yosemite National Park. They were fixed-wing airplanes...
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