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FDA Puts New Age Restriction On Tanning Beds

Updated: 05/30/2014 - Tanning beds and sun lamps will carry new warnings that they should not be used by anyone under age 18 as the federal government works to reduce rising rates of skin cancer linked to the radiation-emitting devices.

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Police Say NC Man Hid In Assault Victim's Closet

Posted: 05/21/2014 - Authorities in Iredell County say a 27-year-old man turned himself in to sheriff's deputies after investigators say he hid in a teenage girl's closet for five days and had sex with her.

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Merriam-Webster Adds 'Yoopers' to Dictionary

Updated: 05/20/2014 - Prosecutor Steve Parks of Delta County, Michigan, says he's pushed for more than a decade to have Merriam-Webster recognize the word Yooper, a longtime resident of the Lake Superior region.

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New River Marine's Body Returns Home

Updated: 05/28/2014 - An Illinois town turned out Wednesday to remember Lance Cpl. Steven Hancock, the New River Marine who died in a freak accident last week.

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Local Experts Weigh In On MERS Virus

Updated: 05/19/2014 - Dr. Rachel Roper, a Virology Specialist at ECU's Brody School of Medicine, says everyone should be concerned about MERS.

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Mixed Opinions On New Wave Of Moral Monday Protests

Updated: 05/19/2014 - The weekly protests known as Moral Mondays have resumed at North Carolina's legislature in Raleigh. More than 1,000 were in attendance at Monday's rally, including about a dozen from Pitt County.

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No State Agency Monitoring Ticks As CDC Warns Of New Virus

Updated: 08/20/2014 - There's a new worry when it comes to the viruses you can get from ticks, and even more concern here in North Carolina because the state agency that monitored ticks and tick-borne diseases has been eliminated.

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Gas Prices Decrease By 3 Cents

Updated: 05/19/2014 - The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has dropped 3 ½ cents over the past two weeks.

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McCrory Wants More Money For NC Medical Examiners

Updated: 05/26/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory and several lawmakers are promising to review how deaths are investigated in North Carolina and whether the state's medical examiner system needs additional money.

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Moral Monday Protests To Return To Raleigh

Updated: 05/19/2014 - The mass protest movement "Moral Mondays" returns to the North Carolina Legislature this week, as lawmakers work on passing the state budget.

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NC Highway Patrol Joins Effort Aimed At Motorists

Posted: 05/17/2014 - The N.C. Highway Patrol is joining its counterparts across the country to get motorists to change lanes or slow down when they approach emergency vehicles on roadsides.

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NC Aiming To Require Meningitis Vaccine For School

Posted: 05/17/2014 - North Carolina's public health rulemaking body is closing in on requiring seventh graders to be vaccinated against potentially deadly meningitis and related diseases starting next summer.

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