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    NC WEATHER: Even hotter today before cooler weekend

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    The hottest day of the week is here in central North Carolina, but cooler weather arrives this weekend.

    Today will be hot and humid again with highs in the lower to middle 90s.
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    'Active shooter' drill to take place at Ligon Middle in Raleigh Video included

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    The Wake County Sheriff's Office will hold an “active shooter” training exercise at Ligon GT Magnet School Friday morning. More>>

    DURHAM: Free dental exams provided to low-income children

    Free dental exams provided to low-income children in Durham

    The Durham County Department of Public Health and local dental professionals hosted a free back to school event for children of low-income families in need of dental care. The Durham County Department of Public Health and local dental professionals hosted a free back to school event for children of low-income families in need of dental care.
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    The Durham County Department of Public Health and local dental professionals hosted a free back to school event for children of low-income families in need of dental care. More>>

    Public meeting on fracking to be held in Sanford

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    Residents in Sanford will get a chance to voice their opinions on hydraulic fracturing drilling at a public meeting that is the second of four such gatherings planned by the state Mining and Energy Commission. More>>

    UNC police defend delay in dorm room burglary alert Video included

    Police said two rooms in the Ehringhaus Residence Hall were burglarized while students were sleeping. Police said two rooms in the Ehringhaus Residence Hall were burglarized while students were sleeping.
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    UNC police said they waited more than 24 hours to alert students  about two burglaries so that their investigation would not be jeopardized. More>>

    Cam Newton surprises injured HS QB at Charlotte hospital

    Cam Newton visits Jaylend Ratliffe at a Charlotte hospital. (TMZ.com) Cam Newton visits Jaylend Ratliffe at a Charlotte hospital. (TMZ.com)
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    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made a surprise hospital visit to a high school quarterback recovering from a brain injury. More>>

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

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    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch. More>>

    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

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    The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. More>>

    American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive' Video included

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    A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk. More>>

    Durham police recommendations meeting draws large crowd Video included

    The meeting was moved to a larger space due to the overflowing crowd. The meeting was moved to a larger space due to the overflowing crowd.
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    A crowd filled Durham City Hall Thursday to discuss the city manager's new report recommending changes to the police department. More>>

    Ukraine: Russia's convoy a set-up for provocation

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    Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a... More>>

    Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

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    Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings came in response to Israel's... More>>

    NC has stiff penalties for passing stopped school bus

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    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and many of them may not even realize they are breaking the law. It's an issue that has received intense attention in North Carolina, with 13 children being hit, and killed, at bus stops since 1999. One survey on March 26 of this year recorded 429 times where a driver roared past a stopped school bus in Wake County alone. In Durham County, there were 89 violations that same day and Cumberland County had a whopping 210. Johnston Coun... More>>

    Survey on NC coast to study continental drift

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    Researchers plan to study the ocean floor off North Carolina using sonic blasts to learn how the continents broke apart. More>>

    UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

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    The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. More>>

    American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    Dr. Kent Brantly (Samaritan's Purse / EPA file) Dr. Kent Brantly (Samaritan's Purse / EPA file)
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    An American doctor who was released from an Atlanta hospital after surviving the Ebola virus says he's glad for any attention his situation brought to African countries fighting an epidemic. More>>

    Camp Lejeune ceremony to honor 1st black Marines

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    Camp Lejeune is honoring the first black Marines in a ceremony marking Montford Point Marine Day. More>>

    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

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    The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history. More>>

    NC Zoo gets polar bear from Chicago temporarily

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    The North Carolina Zoo is getting another polar bear that will relocate temporarily from Chicago. More>>

    Private school vouchers unconstitutional, NC judge rules Video included

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    More than $720,000 is in limbo after a judge ruled that using taxpayer money to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional.
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    • NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

      NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:36:33 GMT
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      North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
      North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
    • State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

      State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:56:13 GMT
      People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.
      Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process.
      Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process.
    • Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

      Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:44:30 GMT
      Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.
      Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice.
      Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice.
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    • National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

      National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

      Friday, August 22 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:44:33 GMT
      The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...
      The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
    • UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

      UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

      Friday, August 22 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:34:39 GMT
      The death toll from Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014, the United Nations reported Friday.
      The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.
    • American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

      American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

      Friday, August 22 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-08-22 08:57:31 GMT
      Dr. Kent Brantly (Samaritan's Purse / EPA file)Dr. Kent Brantly (Samaritan's Purse / EPA file)
      An American doctor who was released from an Atlanta hospital after surviving the Ebola virus says he's glad for any attention his situation brought to African countries fighting an epidemic.
      An American doctor who was released from an Atlanta hospital after surviving the Ebola virus says he's glad for any attention his situation brought to African countries fighting an epidemic.
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    • Microsoft donates $700k to local charities at Durham store grand opening

      Microsoft donates $700k to local charities at Durham store grand opening

      Thursday, August 21 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:05:26 GMT
      Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities at a ribbon cutting for its new store in Durham.Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities at a ribbon cutting for its new store in Durham.
      Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities Thursday during a ribbon cutting event for the software giant's new store in Durham.
      Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities Thursday during a ribbon cutting event for the software giant's new store in Durham.
    • Durham Rescue Mission giving away backpacks, supplies to kids

      Durham Rescue Mission giving away backpacks, supplies to kids

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:54:50 GMT
      The Durham Rescue Mission, with the help of GSK, is giving away backpacks to needy children.The Durham Rescue Mission, with the help of GSK, is giving away backpacks to needy children.
      The Durham Rescue Mission is making sure all kids get the supplies they need for the upcoming school year.
      The Durham Rescue Mission is making sure all kids get the supplies they need for the upcoming school year.
    • How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

      How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

      Thursday, August 21 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:16:42 GMT
      Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and you can do something about it.The North Carolina Highway Patrol has a form for people who see a motorist pass a stopped school bus.Highway Patrol form to report drivers who pass school busesUnder North Carolina law, G.S. 20-217, drivers going either direction must stop when a school bus is stopped to let children off. Drivers are not supposed to continue until the bus has completed dropping the children off and begun to move agai...
      Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and you can do something about it.The North Carolina Highway Patrol has a form for people who see a motorist pass a stopped school bus.Highway Patrol form to report drivers who pass school busesUnder North Carolina law, G.S. 20-217, drivers going either direction must stop when a school bus is stopped to let children off. Drivers are not supposed to continue until the bus has completed dropping the children off and begun to move agai...
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