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    Three people were killed and three Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies were injured in a shooting just outside Fayetteville. Three people were killed and three Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies were injured in a shooting just outside Fayetteville.

    Man, grandson dead after more than 90 shots fired at home Video included

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    Three people were killed, including the suspected gunman, when a man fired more than 90 rounds at a home just outside of Fayetteville. More>>

    Lovette found not guilty in Duke student's death Video included

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    A man convicted of killed UNC student body president Eve Carson was acquitted Wednesday in the murder of a Duke graduate student in 2008.
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    Rain, humidity returning to NC for the start of August

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    Higher humidity and rain will return to the forecast for central North Carolina this weekend. More>>

    Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire." More>>

    Powell might not have been told early on about CIA techniques

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    A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and... More>>

    Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

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    A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said. More>>

    Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

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    Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival... More>>

    Lawmakers hope rules ease concerns about fracking in NC Video included

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    Protesters and environmental groups have taken a stand against fracking, while the General Assembly has worked to get the ball rolling in North Carolina. More>>

    Willingham files petition to move case against UNC to federal court

    Mary Willingham said her research of 183 football or basketball players from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels. Mary Willingham said her research of 183 football or basketball players from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels.
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    A former academic specialist at UNC is asking that her lawsuit against the university be moved to federal court. More>>

    Vigil held to remember UNC professor killed near campus Video included

    Liu focused on cancer research during his time at UNC. Liu focused on cancer research during his time at UNC.
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    As many as a dozen organizations in the Chapel Hill Chinese community played a role in a vigil Wednesday night for a slain UNC professor. More>>

    Hundreds of teens have died playing this old, but popular game Video included

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    It's troubling and alarming an old trend is resurfacing, teens across the country are passing out to get high, and the consequences could be deadly. More>>

    Lawmakers in last-minute moves over NC budget Video included

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    Legislative budget-writers are toiling to finalize an annual spending plan for North Carolina government four days after announcing a deal and a day after leading lawmakers described its main points.Senate budget-writer Sen. Harry Brown says a finalized document won't be done until late Wednesday.
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    Sheriff's office: shooting on Ray Road in Harnett Co.

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    The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it has responded to a shooting in the 3000 block of Ray Road. More>>

    Jamie Parsons on parents' arrest: 'Momma knew they were coming' Video included

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    Federal agents picked up the couple around 6 a.m. and drove them to a federal courthouse in Winston-Salem where they will face fraud charges.
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    House approves VA health care overhaul

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    The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. More>>

    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

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    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other... More>>

    US judge slaps $1.3B fine on Bank of America

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    A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments. More>>

    NC weighs giving upfront money for promised jobs

    North Carolina lawmakers are considering breaking with a generation of state job-hunting efforts and giving corporations upfront money to move. More>>

    Ex-sailor pleads guilty to sex trafficking child

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    A former Navy sailor has pleaded guilty to crossing state lines for sex trafficking of a child. More>>

    NC Senate signs off on farm bill

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    The Senate voted Wednesday to agree to a bill that would shield DENR from disclosing complaints and investigations on farms. More>>

    Son of American Ebola patient says mom is 'fighting through,' dad remains healthy

    David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org) David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)
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    The son of a Charlotte missionary who is fighting the Ebola virus said she continues to improve in her battle against the deadly disease. More>>

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

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    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. More>>

    Starbucks making good on pledge to hire veterans Video included

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    Starbucks is now the latest major corporation stepping up and showing their appreciation to the troops. More>>

    Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

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    Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives... More>>

    Judge: School vouchers can go out ahead of ruling

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    A North Carolina judge won't block a state agency from distributing taxpayer money to cover private school tuition. More>>

    State officials: Patient at Charlotte hospital did not have Ebola Video included

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    According to officials, a patient arrived at Carolinas Medical Center Emergency Department on Tuesday evening after visiting a country known for high risk of infectious diseases.
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    Grant Hill to donate $1.25M to Duke

    Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, are giving $1.25 million to the school. (Contributed) Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, are giving $1.25 million to the school. (Contributed)
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    Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife are giving $1.25 million to the school.
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    Durham assistant police chief sues city over racial discrimination

    Assistant Police Chief Winslow Forbes says Chief Jose Lopez overlooked black officers for promotions based on race. Assistant Police Chief Winslow Forbes says Chief Jose Lopez overlooked black officers for promotions based on race.
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    The attorney for an assistant chief of police in Durham has filed a lawsuit against the City of Durham, Chief Jose Lopez and City Manager Tom Bonfield. More>>

    Man in military uniform shot and killed in Fayetteville

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    ?The Fayetteville Police Department said Wednesday that an man in a military uniform was shot and killed late Wednesday morning in the 800 block of Tamarack Drive. More>>

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    Passenger dies on flight from Hawaii to Phoenix

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    The woman, who was in her 50s, was unconscious and had no pulse when the plane landed in Phoenix on Wednesday morning. More>>

    Durham police find missing woman, 4-year-old

    An off-duty police officer found Ashli Nicole Green and Rashad Tylee Eaborn  at the bus station located at 515 Petteigrew Street. An off-duty police officer found Ashli Nicole Green and Rashad Tylee Eaborn at the bus station located at 515 Petteigrew Street.
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    Durham Police said Wednesday that a missing 4-year-old boy and a 27-year-old woman were located at a bus station in Durham. More>>

    Dr. Campbell: New gene therapy may replace pacemaker implants Video included

    A new technology that allows genes to be injected into hearts with damaged electrical systems may replace the need for pacemaker implants in humans in the future.  A new technology that allows genes to be injected into hearts with damaged electrical systems may replace the need for pacemaker implants in humans in the future.
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    A new technology that allows genes to be injected into hearts with damaged electrical systems may replace the need for pacemaker implants in humans in the future. More>>

    Jail escapees from Avery County caught in GA

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    According to the Gordon County Sheriff's Office, Calvin and Phillip Metcalf are being held as fugitives in Georgia.
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    Coast Guard: Drownings up from NJ to NC coast

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    The U.S. Coast Guard 5th District is emphasizing safety on the water following 40 drownings that occurred from northern New Jersey to southern North Carolina this summer. More>>

    NC elections board sets special judicial filing

    The State Board of Elections today set a special filing period for three North Carolina judicial seats. More>>

    NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detectives say they have made an arrest in a 20-year-old sexual assault case. More>>

    8-year-old dies after being hit by car in Raleigh Video included

    Jahlen Williams, 8, was transported to WakeMed after being hit by a car on Rock Quarry Road near Crosslink Road. Jahlen Williams, 8, was transported to WakeMed after being hit by a car on Rock Quarry Road near Crosslink Road.
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    An 8-year-old who police said darted into traffic and was hit by a car Monday died Wednesday around 1:40 a.m., according WakeMed. More>>

    Amtrak services delayed in Morrisville due to freight train derailment Video included

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    Amtrak services are delayed in Morrisville due to a freight trail derailment, authorities said.


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    Former sex slave: I was chained in basement and sold Video included

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    Law enforcement and rescuers of sex slaves report that because of a saturation of human trafficking in the deep South, more human traffickers are bringing young girls to Middle Tennessee. More>>

    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

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    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. More>>

    Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia

    Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse cares for a patient at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. (Samaritan's Purse) Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse cares for a patient at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. (Samaritan's Purse)
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    Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola. More>>

    Durham police searching for missing woman, 4-year-old boy

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    Durham police are asking for assistance in locating a missing 4-year-old boy and a 27-year-old woman last seen July 18 at the bus station on Pettigrew Street. More>>

    US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

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    Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks.... More>>

    NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case

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    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detective say they have arrested a man for his part in a 20-year-old sexual assault case. More>>

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

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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>>

    NC military who were victims of scheme will have debts forgiven Video included

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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>>

    Gay marriage supporters push for quick NC ruling Video included

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    Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional. More>>

    Worker files complaint with Dept. of Labor after being let go Video included

    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>>

    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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    'Puppy mill' regulations removed from proposed state budget Video included

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    Senate leaders say they did not consider language regulating dog breeders in the state budget because of "unethical" actions of lobbyists for the bill. More>>

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    • Lawmakers in last-minute moves over NC budget

      Lawmakers in last-minute moves over NC budget

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:27:50 GMT
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      Legislative budget-writers are toiling to finalize an annual spending plan for North Carolina government four days after announcing a deal and a day after leading lawmakers described its main points.Senate budget-writer Sen. Harry Brown says a finalized document won't be done until late Wednesday.
      Legislative budget-writers are toiling to finalize an annual spending plan for North Carolina government four days after announcing a deal and a day after leading lawmakers described its main points.Senate budget-writer Sen. Harry Brown says a finalized document won't be done until late Wednesday.
    • NC weighs giving upfront money for promised jobs

      NC weighs giving upfront money for promised jobs

      North Carolina lawmakers are considering breaking with a generation of state job-hunting efforts and giving corporations upfront money to move.
      North Carolina lawmakers are considering breaking with a generation of state job-hunting efforts and giving corporations upfront money to move.
    • NC Senate signs off on farm bill

      NC Senate signs off on farm bill

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:54:19 GMT
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      The Senate voted Wednesday to agree to a bill that would shield DENR from disclosing complaints and investigations on farms.
      The Senate voted Wednesday to agree to a bill that would shield DENR from disclosing complaints and investigations on farms.
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