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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

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Michael Cardwell suffered injuries

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Wesley “Katdaddy” Adrian Wright

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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

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

Two prongs pierced Brandon Bethea’s chest, unleashing sharp electrical currents. Bethea clutched his chest, fell and rolled onto his stomach. While five officers stood over Bethea, Clark pulled the trigger on his Taser twice more. Then the officers left Bethea on the floor of the cell.

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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Robin Hayes talks about his new role as chairman of the NC Republican Party

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Governor responds to questions about HB2 03:46

Governor responds to questions about HB2

N.C. Sen. Buck Newton announces run for attorney general 03:11

N.C. Sen. Buck Newton announces run for attorney general

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch visits Raleigh and Durham 02:04

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch visits Raleigh and Durham

Former SEANC chief Dana Cope pleads guilty to two felonies 04:27

Former SEANC chief Dana Cope pleads guilty to two felonies

Ted Cruz announces that Carly Fiorina as running mate 02:31

Ted Cruz announces that Carly Fiorina as running mate

NC gun shop owner Ed Nicely describes the background check process 00:57

NC gun shop owner Ed Nicely describes the background check process

S.C. Chamber of Commerce D.C. Fly-In 01:08

S.C. Chamber of Commerce D.C. Fly-In

HB2 fallout impacts High Point Furniture Market 00:56

HB2 fallout impacts High Point Furniture Market

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

At his last White House Correspondents' Dinner, April 30, 2106, President Obama shares an inside look into his plans after the Presidency.
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Couch Commander: An inside look into Obama's plans after the Presidency

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Funniest presidents of the last 25 White House Correspondents' Dinners

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Senators McCain, Roberts have heated exchange over Obama’s Army nominee

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Fidel Castro delivers speech to Communist Party, and bids final farewell