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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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    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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    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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    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>>

    US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

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    The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday... 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>>

    PLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for Hamas Video included

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    .A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas. 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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    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>>

    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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    • PLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for Hamas

      PLO offers 24-hour truce, says it speaks for Hamas

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:46:56 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.
      .A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas.
    • Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

      Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:28:32 GMT
      Local authorities in eastern Ukraine say at least 22 civilians have been killed in one day by shelling.
      Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and multiple homes, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday.
    • GM and Chevy pickups tops in recalls this year

      GM and Chevy pickups tops in recalls this year

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:08 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:08:00 GMT

      The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GM Sierra have been recalled six times already this year, more than any other vehicle sold in the U.S. 

      The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GM Sierra have been recalled six times already this year, more than any other vehicle sold in the U.S. 

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