2 men charged after bank robber in dreadlock wig shot teller

Police in North Carolina have charged two men after a bank robber wearing a long-haired wig shot and wounded a teller and fled with a fistful of bills
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2 men, teen arrested in fatal shooting of Virginia man

Virginia police say they've arrested two men and a 16-year-old girl involved in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Richmond man
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2 teens rescued after pulled over dam

Crews have rescued two teenage swimmers who were pulled over a dam in New Hampshire
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3 facing charges over toppling of Confederate statue

Police are filing charges against three people who they say helped bring down a Confederate statue at North Carolina's flagship university
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4 more Connecticut residents contract West Nile virus

Connecticut health officials say four more state residents have tested positive for West Nile virus, raising the total number of human cases this year to 10
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A look at Confederate monuments removed across the US

Protesters at North Carolina's flagship university toppled a Confederate statue in the heart of campus that's long been a subject of debate
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Activists float dialogue over hog farm nuisance lawsuits

Activists who live in the heart of North Carolina's pork country say contract hog farmers and their neighbors should start talking about solutions
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Area refugees from Burma try to help those back home

'Our people want peace:' Area refugees from Burma try to help those back home
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Arlington Cemetery opens new section with Civil War burials

Arlington National Cemetery returned to its roots as a resting place for the Civil War dead with a burial Thursday of two unknown Union soldiers
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Athlete, Duke resolve lawsuit over sexual misconduct policy

A breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against Duke University by a soccer player accused of sexual misconduct has been resolved, but neither party will reveal the terms
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Authorities: Fatal stabbing was act of self-defense

Authorities say a Durham man was legally justified in killing another man during a fight last year
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Big N Carolina political donor gives $1M for scholarships

A multimillion-dollar donor to North Carolina political causes is now contributing $1 million for competitive college scholarships for students attending the state's historically black schools
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Charlottesville gave momentum to Confederate monument foes

Efforts to take down Confederate monuments gained explosive momentum after Charlottesville
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Confederate monuments to get slavery, civil rights context

Three Confederate monuments on the North Carolina Capitol grounds will get context about slavery and civil rights following a decision by a state historical panel that said a monument honoring African-Americans also should be added
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Confederate statue on UNC campus toppled by protesters

The controversial "Silent Sam" statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has been toppled by protesters
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Conviction tossed for man who shot tire, claims self defense

An appeals court has thrown out a North Carolina man's conviction for shooting another driver's tire during a 2015 traffic confrontation because it found his self-defense rights weren't properly explained to jurors.
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Democrat running for Supreme Court outraises GOP incumbent

Campaign finance reports show that the Democratic candidate for North Carolina's Supreme Court has raised more than twice the amount the Republican incumbent has raised so far this year
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Developer's mysterious dog-leash death ruled a homicide

A real-estate developer's mysterious death has been ruled homicide by strangulation weeks after his son said he found his father with a dog leash wrapped around his neck
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Duke Divinity School dean steps down; replacement named

The dean of the Duke Divinity School has stepped down from the position, and a professor has been named to replace her
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Duke historians ask to remove Confederate veteran's name

Duke University's history department is seeking to remove the name of a benefactor who espoused white supremacist ideas from its building
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Duke will leave Robert E. Lee statue site empty for good

Duke University is making permanent its earlier decision to leave vacant the space where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's statue formerly stood
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Editorials from around New England

Editorials from around New England
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Employees return to Iowa manufacturer following tornado

Employees have gone back to work at a giant equipment manufacturer in central Iowa that was badly damaged by a tornado last week
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Escape from Florence leads to speedways, make-shift shelters

Three of the nation's largest motor speedways have opened their vast campgrounds to southerners escaping Hurricane Florence, part of a patchwork of shelters across the region serving as a refuge for storm evacuees
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Farm sells off dairy cows adapting to financial pressure

Tiffany Farms on Sterling City Road still has its iconic red barns and cattle grazing in the field
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Fate of 3 more Confederate monuments in NC to be discussed

Less than two days after protesters at the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier, a committee plans to announce its recommendation for three other 20th-century monuments on the state Capitol grounds
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First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

The first black woman to be accredited to cover the White House now has a statue in the Newseum
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Food worker indicted in prison phone smuggling scheme

A food service worker at the federal prison in Danbury has been indicted on charges that he tried to smuggle phones into the prison
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Grease backup causes wastewater spill in North Carolina

Officials say a grease blockage led to a wastewater spill in North Carolina
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Group will sue New Hampshire hatchery for pollution

An environmental group plans to file a federal lawsuit against New Hampshire's largest hatchery over allegations that runoff from the facility is polluting nearby rivers and lakes
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How a retired teacher, 72, became a dressage choreographer

Can you teach a horse to dance? Marlene Whitaker thinks with the right melodies, hard work and the right mindset, you can come pretty close
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Hutchinson teen travels across US to pursue ballet dream

Hutchinson Emma Blakley has been dancing all her life
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Investor gives another $1.4M to N Carolina political groups

The largest donor in North Carolina state politics last year kept giving substantially during the first half of 2018
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Jilt turns to gilt as man wins $8.8M from wife's boyfriend

A judge says a Texas man's affair with a North Carolina man's wife should cost him nearly $9 million
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Judge dismisses lawsuits filed by Duke lacrosse accuser

A North Carolina judge has dismissed lawsuits filed by the woman who gained attention when she accused a group of Duke University lacrosse players of raping her at a party
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Judge to consider suspending Idaho's abortion reporting law

Lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring doctors to report extensive personal information to the state about women who have had abortions
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Large study to focus on partner abuse among gays, lesbians

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire say they are working on the largest study ever conducted about intimate partner violence among sexual minority college students such as lesbians and gays
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Lawyers seek order to reunify detained children with parents

Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked a federal judge to order that the boy and girl be reunited with their families
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Man accused of duping elderly by promising driveway repairs

Authorities in North Carolina have accused a man of scamming elderly residents out of thousands of dollars for driveway repairs that were never completed
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Man accused of making bomb threats to government buildings.

A man is charged with making bomb threats to city government buildings in North Carolina
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Man accused of trying to frame long-ago ex with bomb threats

A man is charged with making bomb threats to city government buildings in North Carolina, in what police say was an effort to implicate his ex-girlfriend
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Man charged in officer's slaying still incompetent for trial

A recent psychological examination has determined a Detroit man accused of killing a university police officer in 2016 and shooting two Detroit officers in 2017 remains incompetent to stand trial
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Man in custody over suspicious packages at 4 buildings

A New Haven man who sent threatening letters in the past is in custody after suspicious packages were found at four downtown Hartford buildings.
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Man sentenced to 255 years over sexual assault, robbery

Judge hands 255-year prison sentence to a man who was convicted of sexually assaulting, robbing and tying up workers at a New Hampshire farm
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McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

McDonald's workers are staging protests in several cities in what organizers called the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace
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NAACP lifts travel advisory against American Airlines

The NAACP lifts its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying the company is address concerns that led to the warnings against African Americans flying on its airplanes
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NC State Fair to provide preview of fried food fare

If you're hankering for a Krispy Kreme burger or deep-fried Oreos and just can't wait for the North Carolina State Fair to open next month, here's a temporary fix
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NC's Blue Cross cutting 'Obamacare' prices despite changes

North Carolina's largest health insurer said it's cutting some individual premiums for the first time in over a quarter century, but the savings on subsidized "Obamacare" coverage would have been much larger if Washington had left the law alone
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New charges for former North Carolina basketball player

Police have filed multiple charges against former University of North Carolina basketball player P.J. Hairston, the latest in a series of legal problems dating back to his college career
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New Hampshire man brings good vibes in cross-country ride

James Dobson is setting out for round-trip around the country to raise money for children with cancer in what he's calling the Positive Vibes Tour
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