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SBI fallout: Where are they now?

On Wednesday, Attorney General Roy Cooper took some bigs steps forward with the SBI crime lab: he named a respected and retired appeals court judge as interim director, and made brief remarks to the committee heading up the national search for a new lab director.

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SBI series: About the N&O journalists

News & Observer journalists reviewed more than 15,000 pages of documents detailing crime lab protocol and practices and interviewed dozens of lawyers, ballistics experts, lab experts, state officials and those wronged by the SBI's mistakes.

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