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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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PolitiFact NC looks at how many people support a ‘living wage’

‘Living wage’ is a precise term, and it’s $10.53 an hour in North Carolina

Rev. William Barber of the NAACP said 80 percent in NC support raising the minimum wage to a living wage

Support is high, but the exact amount changes depending on how pollsters ask the question

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NCCU's Ryan Smith's excited reaction to being picked in the NFL Draft

NCCU's Ryan Smith was the first area player to go in the NFL Draft. Watch his reaction as he gets the word while at home with family.
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NCCU's Ryan Smith's excited reaction to being picked in the NFL Draft 00:43

NCCU's Ryan Smith's excited reaction to being picked in the NFL Draft

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