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  • High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:14:32 GMT
    Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open...
    Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

    Son of Beaufort Co. woman found dead in fire charged with murder Video included

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    A Beaufort County woman's death in a weekend fire was no accident and now her son is charged in her murder. More>>

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    Fickle front pushing through the area Video included

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    A front will meander through eastern North Carolina for the next few days. More>>

    Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting

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    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has met briefly with the officer in charge of security in Ferguson since the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. More>>

    Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

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    Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350... More>>

    Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic State

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    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage.... More>>

    Mugshots: Wilson police round up 11 in "shots fired" investigations

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    Wilson police have rounded up 11 suspects as they investigate several “shots fired” calls. More>>

    GPD closes case after victim admits it never happened

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    Police say they've closed an armed robbery case because the victim confessed it never happened. More>>

    NC legislators push bid to regulate toxic coal ash

    North Carolina lawmakers are focusing on legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. More>>

    Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

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    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained... More>>

    Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

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    About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as... More>>

    Hundreds attend fracking hearing in Raleigh

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    Hundreds of people are attending a public meeting in Raleigh on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking. Nearly 400 people filled an auditorium at North Carolina State University on Wednesday, with dozens addressing public officials. More>>

    Greenville Fire & Rescue unveils dual purpose truck Video included

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    Greenville Fire and Rescue is unveiling its newest addition to its fleet. More>>

    Power restored to Englehard residents, school

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    A car accident knocked out power to residents and a school in Engelhard.
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    Vidant Health files motion to move complaint to federal court Video included

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    Vidant Health filed a motion to move a complaint filed last week to federal court. More>>

    Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

    Organizers of regular protests at the North Carolina Legislature are being joined by NAACP leaders in a half-dozen other states to launch a week of demonstrations. More>>

    Public can comment on fracking at Raleigh hearing Video included

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    The public is invited to a meeting with North Carolina officials to comment on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking.
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    DA: SBI asked to investigate Onslow County Sheriff's gas records Video included

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    District Attorney Ernie Lee is asking the State Bureau of Investigation to look  into allegations concerning gas receipts and use of county credit cards by the Onslow County Sheriff's Office. More>>

    New Bern moves forward in funding controversial Craven Terrace renovation Video included

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    The New Bern Board of Alderman approve using bonds to fund the renovation of Craven Terrace Apartments. More>>

    Uniforms make a difference for Pitt Co. students Video included

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    Students are getting ready to head back to class but school supplies aren't the only thing that is needed in the classroom. Uniforms are necessary in Pitt County and the school district says there has been a positive impact in schools since the rule was put in place in 2008. More>>

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    • Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting

      Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:14:30 GMT
      Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
      U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has met briefly with the officer in charge of security in Ferguson since the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
    • Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

      Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:14:13 GMT
      A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.
      After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly...
    • US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

      US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:05:50 GMT
      A U.S. official says American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any...
      American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials...
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