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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

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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Large tree falls on house during storm

Monday's severe weather toppled a large tree onto a house in the 2700 block of Clark Avenue in Raleigh, NC.
Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Large tree falls on house during storm 00:24

Large tree falls on house during storm

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

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10-year-old boy dances through the pain of a rare genetic disease

Off-duty airmen in South Korea help save family from burning building 01:04

Off-duty airmen in South Korea help save family from burning building