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A man clings on to the back of a car on I-77 in Charlotte on June 28. A man clings on to the back of a car on I-77 in Charlotte on June 28.

Man arrested in NC standoff claims to be man in viral video

Police in Thomasville who arrested a man after a standoff say he's the same man seen in a video in Charlotte riding on top of his girlfriend's car on Interstate 77. More>>

NC sterilization agency reports 780 claims filed

Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. More>>

7-year-old dies in shooting in Wilson

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A 7-year-old boy has died after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night. More>>

Lottery winner from Horse Shoe is lucky twice

Where else but the town of Horse Shoe would a person get lucky twice in the N.C. Education Lottery? More>>

Willie Nelson, Farm Aid coming to N. Carolina

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Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina. More>>

Plan to cap local sales tax riles Raleigh leaders Video included

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Raleigh Mayor McFarlane is trying to stop a plan to limit how much her city can charge in sales taxes. More>>

Raleigh neighborhood hopes 'nasty water' clears up soon

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A Raleigh neighborhood plagued with filthy drinking water is hoping to see some relief after a new, larger water tank was installed. More>>

Durham police release video of 3 teens who left homemade bomb on bus Video included

Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board. Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.
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Durham police said Wednesday that three teens getting off a Bull City Connector bus left a drink bottle that exploded around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday. More>>

Houston school district holds 2nd job fair in Raleigh Video included

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A Texas school district once again held a job fair in Raleigh looking for teachers who are fed-up with stale salaries in North Carolina.
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Durham mom hopes 2 job offers help her get kids back Video included

Moshimalee Johnson said Social Services took her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist looking for help. Moshimalee Johnson said Social Services took her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist looking for help.
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A Durham mother who lost custody of her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist received good news Wednesday that may help her get her kids back.
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Fayetteville fan donation program changes to improve distribution

WFNC has changed its fan donation program to distribute fans more easily. WFNC has changed its fan donation program to distribute fans more easily.
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Fayetteville radio station News Talk 640 WFNC is changing its 20-year-old fan donation program because of questions about how those fans were handled.   
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Fayetteville Salvation Army offering special help to pay AC bills

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The Salvation Army of Fayetteville is accepting applications from people who need extra help to pay their utility bills because of air conditioning costs during the hot summer months. More>>

Dogs rescued from Afghanistan reunited with soldier Video included

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Two dogs that survived combat in Afghanistan were reunited with a soldier they knew on Wednesday in Fuquay-Varina.
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2 men in Fuquay-Varina died of gunshot wounds

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Two people found dead inside a Fuquay-Varina home Saturday died from gunshot wounds, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office. More>>

Police say pedestrian killed on S. Saunders St. did not use crosswalk

Emergency officials respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Saunders St. Emergency officials respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Saunders St.
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Police say a woman who was hit and killed Tuesday night on S. Saunders St. had tried to cross the road outside a designated crosswalk area. More>>

Wayne Co. inmate dies after altercation with fellow inmate

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Inmate Terry Houser died Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
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Raleigh named top city for business, careers

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Raleigh is ranked No. 1 by Forbes for cities to do business. Charlotte is No. 12.
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Fort Bragg soldiers headed to Afghanistan

The brigade commander is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, the Army said. The brigade commander is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, the Army said.
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About 1,725 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg will be sent to Afghanistan.
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No swimming at some NC beaches due to high bacteria levels

A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria. A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria.
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Six advisories and three alerts were issued against swimming Tuesday at nine ocean-side sites along the coast of North Carolina. More>>

Fayetteville man charged with attempted murder in July 19 shooting

Fayetteville police are looking for Kevin Bruton in connection with a July 19 shooting. Fayetteville police are looking for Kevin Bruton in connection with a July 19 shooting.
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The Fayetteville Police Department as identified a suspect in connection with a July 19 shooting in the 800 block of Bedrock Drive. More>>

Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

Sealed Air Corp. is moving nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters. Sealed Air Corp. is moving nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters.
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North Carolina has convinced Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. to move nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters and consolidating management operations from several other states. More>>

NC man found dead on front steps of home

Homicide investigators in Lumberton are looking into the death of a man who was found on the front steps of his home. More>>

Reward offered in Holly Springs McDonald's employee kidnapping

Police say an employee of a McDonald's in Holly Spring was kidnapped from her home early Wednesday morning and forced to return to the restaurant so the suspect could rob it. Police say an employee of a McDonald's in Holly Spring was kidnapped from her home early Wednesday morning and forced to return to the restaurant so the suspect could rob it.
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Raleigh police are offering a reward leading to an arrest in connection with a July 2 robbery attempt and kidnapping of a Holly Springs McDonald’s employee. More>>

10 confirmed cases of chikungunya in NC

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A 10th case of a mosquito-borne virus that can sicken people for weeks as been confirmed in North Carolina. More>>

Veterans group schedules convention in Asheville

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A national veterans group calling for peace at home and overseas is bringing its message to Asheville for its annual convention. More>>

NC flags lowered on day of Fulghum service

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A first-term North Carolina legislator who died last weekend will be formally remembered within state government and at the church he attended for decades. More>>

Dr. Campbell - New study suggests that we can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease Video included

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Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that can be quite devastating to both patient and families. Today in the U.S., more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. More>>

Durham mom says she didn't try to give away kids on Craigslist Video included

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A mother of five says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed. More>>

Fayetteville agencies join forces to help human trafficking victim Video included

Sgt. Kellie Berg says human trafficking is more common than many people realize. Sgt. Kellie Berg says human trafficking is more common than many people realize.
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A woman who was forced into prostitution in Fayetteville is getting help, and her story is both an example of how Fayetteville can help trafficking victims and how the city could still improve.
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Police investigate small explosion on board Durham bus Video included

Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board. Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.
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Police say a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board a commuter bus Tuesday night in downtown Durham.
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Teen mom charged after baby found buried at Louisburg home

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Ashley Reed, 16, of Louisburg is charged with concealing a death after her infant was found buried beside her house.
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Raleigh mom arrested after her son helped her shoplift from Walmart

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Police say a Raleigh woman was arrested Monday after she convinced one of her sons to help her shoplift from a Walmart in Garner. More>>

2 suspects wanted in Fayetteville shooting, robbery

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Police are searching for two suspect connected to a robbery and shooting Saturday in Fayetteville. More>>

NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

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Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue. More>>

Vance Co. baptist church destroyed in fire

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A church in Henderson is a total loss after fire fighters say is caught fire Tuesday evening. More>>

Durham student excels in school while caring for mom Video included

Kayla Kinard's mother was hospitalized on her prom night, but her mother still pushed her to go to the dance. Kayla Kinard's mother was hospitalized on her prom night, but her mother still pushed her to go to the dance.
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Durham's Kayla Kinard manages to excel in school while caring for her ailing mother.
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State: Ex-Tarboro town manager used funds inappropriately Video included

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The state auditor’s report determined that the former town manager “made nearly $366,000 of purchases" that were inappropriate.

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Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget

Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo) Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo)

McCrory and Senate Republicans met privately Tuesday as they sought to resolve their differences over budget adjustments supposed to be settled three weeks ago. More>>

McCrory signs bills on Common Core, health care

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Gov. Pat McCrory signed several bills Tuesday, including one abolishing Common Core in North Carolina and another that was sponsored by the late Dr. Jim Fulghum of Wake County. More>>

Raleigh man arrested after leaving mother, 98, in truck for 5 hours Video included

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A Raleigh man was arrested in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino. More>>

Orange Co. votes not to add voting on Sunday, will expand hours Video included

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The Orange County Board of Elections voted against Sunday voting at a packed meeting Tuesday, but did vote to expand hours during the week.
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Cary teen competes for chance to appear on 'America's Got Talent'

Cary's Nathan Heck, 13, is one of four domino artists from different states who comprise Domino Effect. Cary's Nathan Heck, 13, is one of four domino artists from different states who comprise Domino Effect.
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A Cary teen and a tumbling group from Wilmington are among three groups competing Wednesday on NBC's Today Show for a chance to go straight to the "America's Got Talent" live shows. More>>

Food trucks feed the hungry at Durham Rescue Mission Video included

Four different food trucks gathered at the Durham Rescue Mission Tuesday to give free lunches to the men staying there. Four different food trucks gathered at the Durham Rescue Mission Tuesday to give free lunches to the men staying there.
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Food truck owners in Durham are giving back through what they're calling a "Pay It Forward" lunch. More>>

Report says suspect pointed gun at Durham officer prior to shooting

Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in the 1500 block of Mathison Street in Durham. Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in the 1500 block of Mathison Street in Durham.
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A preliminary investigation report says that a Durham police officer who shot a suspect in the head last week shot the man after he pointed a rifle at the officer. More>>

NC children better at math, reading than in 2005

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A new Kids Count report released this week has good news for North Carolina children.
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NC tax breaks OK'd for 250 IT jobs in Charlotte

An information technology consulting company plans to create 250 jobs in Charlotte within five years as it hopes to serve the city's big banks. More>>

Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad

An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers. More>>

Fort Bragg blood center in urgent need of blood

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The Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center is in need of blood donors, particularly donors with Type O blood. More>>

Texas school district continues to poach NC teachers Video included

In May, the Houston Independent placed an ad in the News & Observer about a job fair on May 31 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Raleigh. In May, the Houston Independent placed an ad in the News & Observer about a job fair on May 31 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Raleigh.
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The Houston Independent School District in Texas is once again poaching teachers from North Carolina. More>>

Vandals damage a dozen graves in Gaston County

Gaston County police say vandals have damaged about a dozen headstones in a cemetery near Stanley. More>>

Charlotte, Duke, consider airport coal ash plan

Charlotte officials and Duke Energy are still considering Charlotte Douglas International Airport as a site for millions of tons of coal ash now at Mountain Island Lake. More>>

Tillis visits DC seeking donors for NC Senate bid

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The ongoing General Assembly session is putting a crimp into House Speaker Thom Tillis' campaign for the U.S. Senate, but he's still mingling with donors backing his campaign. More>>

The Clueless Chick: National Hot Dog Day Video included

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Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day, which means it's the perfect excuse to fire up the grill for a little mid-week cookout. And what would National Hot Dog Day be without hot dog inspired party ideas from our party planning expert Jennifer Durbin. More>>

Hybrid boat developed in Apex relies on natural gas for fuel Video included

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Local engineers created a new boat that is environmentally friendly and less costly to drive than a standard gas-powered boat. More>>

Community rallies to stop move of Franklin Co. principal Video included

Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school. Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school.
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Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school. More>>

Mother, daughter injured in Fayetteville crash

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A mother and her 6-year-old daughter were injured Monday in a single-car crash in Fayetteville. More>>

AK-47 sales surge, some NC gun dealers report Video included

Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days. Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days.
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Firearms dealers say sales of semi-automatic AK-47 rifles are surging amid concerns of a possible shortage of Russian-made versions. More>>

Durham worker says he was let go after receiving back pay Video included

Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck for more than six weeks of work. Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck for more than six weeks of work.
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A Durham man said he was let go by his employer after finally getting a paycheck that he'd waited six weeks to receive. More>>

Parts of Durham once again flood as business owner looks for relief Video included

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Several inches of rain created flooding in parts of Durham on Monday. More>>

NC pension changes near final legislative approval

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The General Assembly is one vote away from finalizing changes to North Carolina's government retirement system in part to prevent the system from having to pay for some large pension spikes for high-income workers. More>>

Garner baseball team needs donations to make 'once in a lifetime' trip Video included

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A youth baseball team in Garner needs financial help to make a historic trip. More>>

NC sales tax limit for counties reviewed by Senate

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Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot. More>>

Spring Lake homicide marks return to full authority for police Video included

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The shooting death of Cary McLean in Spring Lake on Saturday is the first homicide in seven years that the town's police force has had the authority to investigate on its own. More>>

NC Senate to debate Medicaid reform Tuesday Video included

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North Carolina lawmakers plan to discuss Medicaid reform when the Senate convenes Tuesday. More>>

Program looks to help children of fallen service members Video included

The children of fallen service members learn survival skills through the Gold Star Teen Adventures program. The children of fallen service members learn survival skills through the Gold Star Teen Adventures program.
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A summer program aims to help teens who have lost a parent in the line of duty. More>>

Mexican billionaire says 3-day work week would make us healthier

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One of the richest men in the world believes we all work too much and we should be working only three days a week. More>>

Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

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A new analysis of sea level rise concludes that billions of dollars in property and infrastructure is at risk in extreme floods expected along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years. More>>

1 dead, 1 injured in New Hope Rd. crash

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A truck ran off New Hope Road in Raleigh early Monday leaving the driver dead and the passenger injured, according to authorities.
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Winston-Salem police: 1 dead, 2 hurt in shooting

A teen has been killed and two women have been injured in a shooting in Winston-Salem. More>>

Obama calls for immediate access to crash site

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President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine, where a passenger jet was shot down last week. More>>

Designer Zankhna on how to dress smart this summer Video included

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Do you ever look in your closet and say, "I have nothing to wear"? You might be amazed how easy it can be to mix and match existing items from your closet to spruce up and make summer outfits even more exciting and colorful. More>>

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  • NC flags lowered on day of Fulghum service

    NC flags lowered on day of Fulghum service

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:11:02 GMT
    A first-term North Carolina legislator who died last weekend will be formally remembered within state government and at the church he attended for decades.
    A first-term North Carolina legislator who died last weekend will be formally remembered within state government and at the church he attended for decades.
  • NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

    NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:46:55 GMT
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    Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue.
    Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue.
  • State: Ex-Tarboro town manager used funds inappropriately

    State: Ex-Tarboro town manager used funds inappropriately

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:10:06 GMT

    The state auditor’s report determined that the former town manager “made nearly $366,000 of purchases" that were inappropriate.

    The state auditor’s report determined that the former town manager “made nearly $366,000 of purchases" that were inappropriate.

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  • Pedestrian hit, killed by truck on S. Saunders St.

    Pedestrian hit, killed by truck on S. Saunders St.

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:08:26 GMT
    Emergency officials respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Saunders St.Emergency officials respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Saunders St.
    Police say one person is dead after a truck hit a pedestrian Tuesday night in the area of South Saunders Street and Pecan Road in Raleigh.
    Police say one person is dead after a truck hit a pedestrian Tuesday night in the area of South Saunders Street and Pecan Road in Raleigh.
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  • France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

    France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:49:44 GMT
    The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.
    An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and...
  • Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

    Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:56:19 GMT
    Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.
    Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid international efforts to broker a cease-fire.
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:35:51 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
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