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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis had hoped this year's legislative session would be over by now. The lingering session means Tillis has had to split his time between negotiating in Raleigh as House speaker while running for the Senate. It also means he has less time close a fundraising gap with Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of a sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. The potential eugenics board victims had until June 30 to submit a claim for a portion of the $10 million allotted by the state as compensation.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An inmate at Neuse Correctional Institution has died three weeks after he was involved in a fight with another inmate. A public safety spokeswoman says Terry Houser died at a hospital after an apparent fight with Christopher Phillips. Goldsboro police are investigating the incident.

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane forecasters in Miami say a tropical depression in the Atlantic has weakened to a tropical wave as it approaches the Lesser Antilles. Its maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph. Forecasts say the storm is likely to move westward and weaken.

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