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Christine Broom tells of her experience with Harnett deputies 03:49

Christine Broom tells of her experience with Harnett deputies

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A knock, a struggle, a death

Brandon Bethea's death by Taser: The full video 74:15

Brandon Bethea's death by Taser: The full video

In Harnett, death by Taser 05:51

In Harnett, death by Taser

Tyrone Bethune 03:18

Tyrone Bethune

Michael Cardwell suffered injuries 03:20

Michael Cardwell suffered injuries

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Wesley “Katdaddy” Adrian Wright

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Crime

Death by Taser, in a padded cell, caught on camera

Brandon Bethea died in March 2011 after being shot with a Taser by a Harnett County detention officer; no one was charged with a crime

A surveillance video released by the county 5 years after his death shows a shackled Bethea backing into the corner of a padded cell when the officer fired

County officials paid Bethea’s family $350,000 and bound them to silence with a strict settlement agreement

NC State’s Abu considers leaving Pack

N.C. State forward Abdul-Malik Abu told ESPN that he is “seriously considering transferring or hiring an agent.” Abu, who led the team in rebounding as a sophomore and was second in scoring last season, had declared for the NBA draft on March 24.

A potentially disastrous Medicaid move

The last time our state considered a legislative fix for Medicaid was in 1996, when a hospital consortium attempted to convert Medicaid into a for-profit managed-care system. Physicians bonded together to convince the General Assembly that the Community Care of NC program was a better option for our state, our patients and providers. It is not too late for the General Assembly to rethink its potentially disastrous proposal.

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North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness

An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large "help" signs they had made from fern fronds.

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John Bunting on living in a cave

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Team USA counts down to Summer Olympics in Rio

Jerry Sandusky speaks as he enters court for hearing regarding new trial 00:19

Jerry Sandusky speaks as he enters court for hearing regarding new trial

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Watch 100-year-old Ida Keeling crush the 100 meter dash

At only 4-foot-six and 83 pounds, centenarian Ida Keeling recently set the World Record in the 100-meter dash.
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Watch 100-year-old Ida Keeling crush the 100 meter dash 01:04

Watch 100-year-old Ida Keeling crush the 100 meter dash

Couch Commander: An inside look into Obama's plans after the Presidency 04:03

Couch Commander: An inside look into Obama's plans after the Presidency

Five-week-old kitten rescued from manhole 00:23

Five-week-old kitten rescued from manhole

Large tree falls on house during storm 00:24

Large tree falls on house during storm