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VIDEO: Families struggle for Thanksgiving food following gov't cuts
Every Thanksgiving, millions of families find it difficult to get a turkey on the table, and this year's celebration will be even more difficult than usual for those with low incomes following government cuts.
VIDEO: Hundreds of rape kits lost or never processed
A police evidence room in shambles, lost rape kits and nearly 200 more that were never tested or investigated. That's what sheriff's investigators found in Robbins, Ill., which only has a part-time police department.
When Black Friday madness takes a tragic turn
As Black Friday bleeds into Thanksgiving Day, the frenzy surrounding one of the busiest shopping days of the year has grown and, in some instances, led to violence or even deaths. Here is a look at some recent incidents that have marred one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
FCC chief shares pain of own proposal to allow calls on planes
WASHINGTON - The U.S. regulator proposing to end a ban on phone calls during commercial flights understands why some passengers say the change would take connectivity too far.
Wildlife Officers Honored with Governor’s Awards for Excellence
RALEIGH — Wildlife officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have been honored with Governor’s Awards for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed upon a state employee. The awards were presented during the annual ceremony at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Tuesday.
State study shows increase in private sector’s recycling jobs and businesses
RALEIGH – Recycling jobs in North Carolina’s private sector have increased by nearly 12 percent since 2010 as recycling businesses in the Tar Heel State continue to grow and thrive, according to a study released this week by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
NCSU STUDY: Colossal New Predatory Dino Terrorized Early Tyrannosaurs
A new species of carnivorous dinosaur – one of the three largest ever discovered in North America – lived alongside and competed with small-bodied tyrannosaurs 98 million years ago. This newly discovered species, Siats meekerorum, (pronounced see-atch) was the apex predator of its time, and kept tyrannosaurs from assuming top predator roles for millions of years.
North Carolina FFA receives grant from Tobacco Trust Fund Commission
The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has awarded $180,000 to the North Carolina FFA Foundation to improve high school agricultural education programs throughout the state.
Mars in 2017? Billionaire reveals plans for manned mission
Billionaire Dennis Tito, tired of being told that we can't send humans to Mars just yet, on Wednesday revealed his scheme for launching two astronauts to the red planet as early as December 2017.
Live blog: A historically-accurate reenactment of JFK's assassination
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. To remember the event, watch a live experience of what happened that day in 1963, as it would be covered by news outlets today.
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