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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional. Attorney General Roy Cooper said yesterday that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling made it highly likely North Carolina's ban will be overturned.

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. One American aid worker in Liberia who is sich has ties to Samaritan's Purse with headquarters in Boone, North Carolina. The group's vice president says Dr. Kent Brantly recognized the symptoms of Ebola and sought speedy treatment.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Fourth Circuit is based in Richmond and has appellate jurisdiction over district courts in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Winston-Salem State University is preparing to establish the next generation of black male teachers. The historically black college is collaborating with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Wells Fargo to host a program.

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