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Louisiana Will Be Last State To Outlaw Cockfights

Posted: 08/10/2008 - Cockfights have drawn crowds to small-time pits and full-blown arenas in towns around Louisiana for generations. By next week, they'll be against the law. Everywhere.

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3 Dead After Charter Bus Overturns

Updated: 08/10/2008 - Authorities in Mississippi say 3 people have died and several others have been injured after a casino bus overturned.

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Isaac Hayes Found Dead

Updated: 08/10/2008 - Isaac Hayes, the pioneering singer, songwriter and musician whose relentless "Theme From Shaft" won Academy and Grammy awards, died Sunday afternoon, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said. He was 65.

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Tobacco Sales Starting On NC Market

Updated: 08/10/2008 - Sales of tobacco are set to begin this week in Wilson, although the traditional leaf auctions are long gone and farmers sell directly to tobacco companies.

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Gas Prices Going Down!

Posted: 08/10/2008 - The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline at self-serve stations was $3.85 Friday, down almost 15 cents from two weeks ago.

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US "Redeem Team" Opens With 101-70 Rout Of China

Updated: 08/10/2008 - The United States opened its campaign for Olympic basketball redemption Sunday with a 101-70 rout of host China that had even the home crowd oohing and aahing.

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Was Venomous Snake Stolen From Texas Aquarium?

Posted: 08/10/2008 - Police are investigating the disappearance of a venomous snake from an aquarium in Galveston, Texas, and say they believe the reptile has been stolen.

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Bush Mixes Sports And Politics In Beijing

Posted: 08/10/2008 - President Bush pressed his Olympic hosts Sunday to permit greater political and religious freedom, warning Chinese leaders they can expect to hear similar blunt talk from his successor.

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Learn To Surf Fish

Posted: 08/10/2008 - A local aquarium is offering a workshop to teach you how to surf fish like a pro.

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Meeting Planned To Discuss Water And Drought

Posted: 08/10/2008 - While some of Eastern Carolina just listed as abnormally dry, other parts remain in moderate drought. Western North Carolina is in bad shape.

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DNA Testing Ruled Out By Edwards' Ex-Mistress

Posted: 08/09/2008 - Rielle Hunter's lawyer, Robert Gordon, says his client is a private individual who is not running for public office and that she wishes to maintain the privacy of her and her daughter.

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Olympic Opening Ceremony Beats Academy Awards & Idol Finale

Posted: 08/09/2008 - It was the biggest audience ever for an Olympic opening ceremony not held in the U.S., and even eclipsed this year's Academy Awards and finale of "American Idol," Nielsen Media Research said on Saturday.

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Women Who Cloned Puppies Is Fugitive In British "Sex Slave" Case

Posted: 08/09/2008 - A woman who made news around the world when she had five pups cloned from her beloved pit bull Booger is the same woman who 31 years earlier was accused of abducting a Mormon missionary in England, handcuffing him to a bed and making him her sex slave.

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Father Of Former US Olympian Fatally Stabbed In Beijing

Updated: 08/09/2008 - The fatal stabbing of the father-in-law of the US men's volleyball coach at a Beijing landmark cast a sad shadow over the first full day of Olympic competition Saturday, just hours after China's jubilant opening of the Summer Games.

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NC Man Threatens To Kill Barack Obama

Updated: 08/10/2008 - Authorities say a North Carolina man will undergo a psychiatric evaluation after being jailed on a charge of threatening to kill Barack Obama.

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Actor/Comedian Bernie Mac Dies

Updated: 08/09/2008 - Star of "The Bernie Mac Show" and Ocean's film series dies after complications with an inflammatory lung disease.

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Governor Easley Signs Several Bills Into Law

Posted: 08/09/2008 - North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has signed more than a dozen bills into law, including measures that increase penalties for racial intimidation and prevent some mentally ill patients from buying guns.

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Choking Hazard Forces Recall

Posted: 08/09/2008 - One of Fisher Price's toys, made in China, is being pulled from store shelves.

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