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Wake County schools’ Good Friday, Saturday makeup plan draws protests

Wake County's plan to have students attend makeup days on Good Friday and two Saturdays has drawn angry backlash from parents, students, teachers and community members. Some critics contend that having classes on Good Friday unfairly forces Christians to choose between school and their faith. Other critics say holding classes on Saturdays infringes on family, work and other commitments.

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A divided NC House OKs 36-cent gas tax

The House gave tentative approval Wednesday, in a 70-47 vote, to a bill that would drop the state gas tax to 36 cents a gallon starting April 1 and continuing through December. The new rate would be a 1.5-cent tax cut initially, since the current tax is 37.5 cents. But the bill would prevent motorists from enjoying a much bigger tax cut for the last six months of the year.

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Appeal of case returns focus to Argentine president

An Argentine prosecutor on Wednesday appealed a judge's decision to throw out an investigation that accused President Cristina Fernandez of a cover-up deal with Iran, the latest twist in a case that has rocked the South American country in an election year.

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A divided NC House OKs 36-cent gas tax

The House gave tentative approval Wednesday, in a 70-47 vote, to a bill that would drop the state gas tax to 36 cents a gallon starting April 1 and continuing through December. The new rate would be a 1.5-cent tax cut initially, since the current tax is 37.5 cents. But the bill would prevent motorists from enjoying a much bigger tax cut for the last six months of the year.

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House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.

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