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Duke Energy announced Tuesday that it will close Progress Energy's idled Crystal River nuclear reactor in Florida. The Crystal River plant has been shut down since 2009 after a botched component-replacement project cracked concrete in its reactor containment structure.

Modified: 02/06/13 01:10:36 AM

Under the Dome:  U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan says that after talking with him, she will support Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense. The senator from Greensboro is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Modified: 02/06/13 12:32:16 AM
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N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit against ratings agency Standard & Poor's, joining more than a dozen of his peers in alleging that the company inflated the ratings on risky investments. Cooper's suit, filed in Wake County, alleges wrongdoing starting in 2001, becoming more common between 2004 and 2007, and lasting until 2011.

Modified: 02/06/13 02:01:55 AM

Mall police got a search warrant for the green Toyota after Glen Curtis Robinson was charged with obtaining merchandise by false pretenses.

Modified: 02/05/13 01:29:04 PM

A North Carolina man apparently trying to feather his nest by selling illegal drugs is in jail because his plan laid an egg.

Modified: 02/05/13 05:28:26 PM
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Modified: 02/05/13 12:52:23 PM

A paper published by researchers at N.C. State University found cockroach grooming habits may help developers of insecticide products find better ways of controlling pests.

Modified: 02/05/13 02:25:33 AM
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Joseph Rechel, a cook at Mitch's Tavern, was sentenced to 60 days in jail for leaving the scene of the wreck that killed Melissa Sue Johnson on Jan. 1, 2012, on South Saunders Street in Raleigh.

Modified: 02/05/13 02:27:04 AM
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As the Wake County school board votes Tuesday on a $2.25 million plan to reorganize the transportation department, board members differ on whether former Superintendent Tony Tata bears the blame for this year's problems.

Modified: 02/05/13 04:30:24 AM
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The state House on Monday night tentatively approved an overhaul of the state's unemployment system along partisan lines after voting down a series of amendments offered by Democrats.

Modified: 02/05/13 04:30:24 AM
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NC Senate Republicans vote to block Medicaid expansion, exchanges
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Despite objections from Gov. Pat McCrory, the Republican-led state Senate pushed through legislation Monday evening that will prevent nearly 650,000 residents from getting health insurance and block the state from establishing a health care exchange.

Modified: 02/05/13 04:30:24 AM
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The White House has nothing to gain with its picture of President Obama shooting skeet. Better would have been a photo of him placing flowers on a gun victim's grave.

Modified: 02/05/13 04:44:32 AM
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