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Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016

Posted: 07/04/2015 - Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are determined to see that the requests are scaled back.

To drill or not to drill off NC's coast

Updated: 07/02/2015 - Offshore drilling is an issue that has the potential to have a major impact on North Carolina. Some say that impact will benefit the state and move it forward, others argue it could have disastrous results and jeopardize our very way of life.
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Vets: Be courteous with fireworks

Posted: 07/02/2015 - We celebrate our independence on July 4th, but for the very same people who protect our freedom, it can be a difficult day to deal with.
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Arrest made in Baltimore arson

Posted: 07/02/2015 - Investigators say they’ve nabbed the man who set a CVS pharmacy ablaze during recent Baltimore riot.
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Official: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson

Updated: 07/01/2015 - Local and regional authorities say they haven't ruled out any potential causes in a fire that destroyed a black church in South Carolina, but a federal official tells The Associated Press that preliminary indications show the blaze was not the work of an arsonist.

Oklahoma court: Ten Commandments monument must come down

Posted: 06/30/2015 - A Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is a religious symbol and must be removed because it violates the state's constitutional ban on using public property to benefit a religion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Federal trial next month won't address NC voter ID mandate

Posted: 06/30/2015 - Next month's federal trial challenging several provisions of North Carolina's 2013 elections law won't consider challenges to the state's upcoming voter identification requirement in light of recent changes to the mandate.

Hikers survive lightning strike

Posted: 06/30/2015 - Three Colorado hikers survived a mountaintop lightning strike that claimed the life of their dog.
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Univision dropping Miss USA pageant over Trump comments

Posted: 06/25/2015 - Univision is dropping the Miss USA pageant and says it will cut all business ties with Donald Trump in a spiraling controversy over comments the Republican presidential candidate made recently about Mexican immigrants.

Flash flood kills Boy Scout

Posted: 06/30/2015 - 13-year-old camper from California swept away when flood waters rush through New Mexico camp.
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