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More Severe Storms Possible

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Eastern Carolina will have yet another chance for severe storms today. Like the last few days, damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes will all be possible.

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05/07/09 Is "Odd Day"

Updated: 05/07/2009 - This one is for all you math buffs out there, today's date, 5/7/09, is one of only six this century that will feature three consecutive odd digits.

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National Day Of Prayer

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Several towns across Eastern Carolina will mark the occasion, including Marines aboard Camp Lejeune.

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Bristol Palin Says Abstinence Best Path For Teens

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Bristol Palin, arguably the nation's best-known unwed teen mother, embarked on a media tour Wednesday to argue that abstinence is a realistic way for teens to avoid unwanted pregnancy — a view not shared by the father of her infant son.

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World Stocks Rise As Fears Over US Bank Tests Wane

Posted: 05/07/2009 - World stocks extended gains Thursday as early reports about the U.S. government's tests of banking health helped to reassure many investors that a global economic recovery is on the horizon.

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US Troops In Afghanistan Won't Be Sent To Pakistan

Posted: 05/07/2009 - There are no plans to deploy U.S. ground troops to Pakistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday, despite concerns over increasing violence between Pakistani troops and Taliban militants.

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'Tough' Toddler Found Alive After 2 Days In Woods

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Thirsty, dirty and tired after spending two days and nights barely clothed in the wet, chilly woods of Mark Twain National Forest, 3-year-old Joshua Childers was ready to go home.

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NH Gov. Promises 'Best Decision' On Gay Marriage

Posted: 05/07/2009 - The legalization of gay marriage in New Hampshire hinges on the next move of Gov. John Lynch, who remains uncommitted but has said he believes the word "marriage" should be reserved for the union of a man and a woman.

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Wildfire Burns Homes In Coastal Calif. Enclave

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Fierce winds blew a wildfire into Southern California homes Wednesday, forcing thousands of people to flee as columns of smoke rose from a scenic coastal enclave.

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Obama Applauds Afghan And Pakistan Cooperation

Posted: 05/07/2009 - President Barack Obama is applauding Pakistan and Afghanistan for their commitment to helping the U.S. fight terrorists holed up in their territory, but he also is cautioning that the path to success is slow and unsure.

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Bank Stress Tests Show Some Banks Need More Funds

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Some of the nation's largest banks will be scrambling to demonstrate that they can raise capital after results of government stress tests leaked out, showing many need more funds. The Treasury Department will officially release results later Thursday.

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AP Sources: Obama Seeks Hikes In Domestic Spending

Posted: 05/07/2009 - In twin strokes, President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to reward generous budget increases to domestic programs while proposing relatively modest cuts to wasteful or obsolete programs that just won't seem to die.

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Gunman In Wig Kills Conn. Student At Bookstore

Posted: 05/07/2009 - A disguised gunman fatally shot a Wesleyan University student while she worked at a popular bookstore near campus Wednesday before fleeing into the bustling downtown area, leaving his wig behind.

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Summer Temperatures To Return

Posted: 05/06/2009 - Showers and thunderstorms have dotted the area most of the week but higher temperatures will take control on Friday and Saturday.

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NCHSAA Board Encourages Cost-Cutting Measures

Posted: 05/06/2009 - The governing body of high school sports in North Carolina wants school systems to consider reducing the number of games in various sports to cut down on costs due to the economic slowdown.

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Hawaii Lawmakers Back The Creation Of "Islam Day"

Posted: 05/06/2009 - Hawaii's state Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill to celebrate "Islam Day" -- over the objections of a few lawmakers who said they didn't want to honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001.

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NC House Panel Endorses Voluntary Furloughs

Posted: 05/06/2009 - A House committee says it doesn't want to force state employees to take unpaid leave to help narrow future budget gaps because there may be enough volunteers willing to accept the furloughs.

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Swine Flu Update

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The state health department says there are no new confirmed cases of the swine flu in our state since Tuesday.

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