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    Dear fellow teenage driver: Use Wake's recent deaths to commit to safety

    The day you choose to lose the naïve teenage attitude, you will be far more ready to operate those 4,000 pounds of steel. We are the teen driving statistics. Let's make a difference. Do not underestimate the dangers of the road - and more importantly do not underestimate your power to save ...

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    Good that Obama no longer living in denial over ISIS

    It is an unreservedly good thing that the president is no longer living in denial or seeking excuses for retreat. Two cheers for Obama. So why does he make it so hard to give a third? In explaining his approach, Obama has a number of unfortunate and unbreakable habits. He has a maddening tendency...

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    Add Fayetteville friend to too-long list of gun-violence victims

    How many young men must we lose before we stop this violence? How long do we tolerate a violent subculture in which, as Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock once put it, guns are "a fashion accessory"? And how long before this city joins others we have profiled in the past year, declaring war...

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    Science, sea level and NC lawmakers

    Most members of the science panel studying sea levels along North Carolina's coast are scientists. This might not have been expected two years ago when Republican state legislators decided they would rather stick their heads in wet sand than accept dire forecasts of devastating sea-level rise.

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    Fixing the VA for the long run

    Continuing resolutions for the VA have been used in 23 of the past 26 fiscal years, causing huge disruptions for the department and sabotaging its capacity to effectively plan and administer services for those who have risked their lives for our country.

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    Guns and the dangers we know

    Put aside the question of whether I was a knucklehead for knocking on a stranger's door and asking for my iPhone back. Isn't there a larger question of why we tolerate a society so bristling with guns that such a quest may be perilous? Aren't we all knuckleheads for tolerating such a threat?

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    North Carolinians ready to give children a strong start

    Majorities of Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliated voters – 86 percent of North Carolina voters – say making sure children get a strong start in life is a top priority for the state, second only to the economy and far ahead of reducing taxes.

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    The free and fastest way to strengthen public schools: establish discipline

    A lack of discipline and minimal consequences for misbehavior in our public schools have the biggest negative effect on classroom performance. Interestingly, discipline is defined as “training to act in accordance with rules” but also as “to punish in order to control.”...

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    How doubt often forges a deeper faith

    While certainty frequently calcifies into rigidity, intolerance and self-righteousness, doubt can deepen, clarify and explain. Mother Teresa doubted. Now there’s Most Rev. Justin Welby causing a firestorm

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    NC voters will decide whether to expand nonjury trials

    In November, North Carolina voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution to fundamentally change how criminal trials may be conducted in this state, but neither the media nor advocacy groups have paid much attention. North Carolina is the only state that does not let a defendant &#...

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