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Life Sentence For Life

Posted: 02/14/2013 - More than two years after North Carolina's Supreme Court ruled that convicted killers given life terms under a quirky law must stay behind bars, two inmates serving life for lesser crimes want the court to release them.

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NC Unemployment System Fix Going To McCrory's Desk

Posted: 02/13/2013 - North Carolina legislators have agreed to cut benefits to future jobless workers in a bill supporters say will help the state repay its $2.5 billion unemployment insurance debt to the federal government more quickly.

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State Jobless Insurance Fix Nears Final Passage

Posted: 02/12/2013 - The Republican plan to eliminate more quickly the $2.5 billion North Carolina owes the federal government for unemployment benefits is now just one step away from Gov. Pat McCrory's desk and his likely signature after a vote in the state Senate.

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McCrory Opposes State Run Health Exchange

Posted: 02/12/2013 - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he does not think the state is ready to run health exchanges called for in the Affordable Care Act.

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US Labor Chief Speaks Out On NC Unemployment Bill

Posted: 02/11/2013 - The U.S. Labor Department is entering the debate at the North Carolina General Assembly about the state unemployment insurance program overhaul that could be on Gov. Pat McCrory's desk this week.

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NC Senators File Fracking, Atlantic Drilling Bill

Posted: 02/11/2013 - Permits for companies to perform a form of underground natural gas exploration in North Carolina could begin in March 2015 in a bill offered by Senate Republicans.

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Firing Appointees Latest Tool From State Lawmakers

Posted: 02/10/2013 - Republicans at the North Carolina General Assembly keep creating more tools they say will help new Gov. Pat McCrory make his mark. But it's unclear how much he's benefiting from the assistance.

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New N.C. ABC Commission Members In Place

Updated: 02/08/2013 - McCrory announced Friday that Kevin Green of Greensboro and Joel Keith of Wake Forest have joined the three-member board, which regulates how alcohol is sold and distributed in the state.

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Bush Family Emails, Photos Apparently Hacked

Posted: 02/08/2013 - A criminal investigation is under way after a hacker apparently accessed private photos and emails sent between members of the Bush family.

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Ex-US Envoy: $17M French Ransom Funded Al-Qaida

Posted: 02/08/2013 - A former U.S. ambassador to Mali has alleged that France paid a $17 million ransom to free hostages seized from a French mining site -- cash she said ultimately funded the al-Qaida-linked Islamist militants its troops are now fighting.

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McCrory-Backed High School Bill Passes NC Senate

Posted: 02/07/2013 - The state Senate has made quick work of legislation supported by Gov. Pat McCrory to create new kinds of high school diplomas and course plans that emphasize vocational or career paths that don't require four-year college degrees.

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State Lawmakers Introduce Possum Drop Bill

Posted: 02/05/2013 - A bipartisan group of North Carolina lawmakers have introduced a bill that would give the state the explicit authority to allow the organizer of a New Year's Eve Possum Drop to use a live animal.

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