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4/24 - NEW Winston-Salem charter school uses taxpayer dollars to recruit out-of-state players for elite basketball team
4/24 - NEW Food activists launch campaign to change food laws, releasing varieties of "open source" seeds for fair use
4/24 - NEW As states recover revenue from recession, state lawmakers debate how to allocate surplus funds
4/24 - NEW Supreme Court upholds Michigan constitutional amendment banning affirmative action in public universities
4/23 - Sixty-three percent of public watched online news video content in 2013, survey research says
4/23 - NC fracking commission reviews 48 rules in rushed day-long session, approving them all
4/23 - Tuscaloosa, AL, students attend schools nearly as segregated as in 1960s
4/23 - Christie's legal bills for bridge scandal exceed cash on hand for 2016 campaign
4/21 - Asheville GreenWorks hosts Hard-2-Recycle event on April 26
4/21 - Deadline approaching for filing compensation claims in cases of NC's sterilization programs
4/21 - New resegregation patterns emerging across public schools in the South
4/21 - Lawsuits assert the tribes of North Dakota cheated of land worth nearly $1 billion
4/20 - Cleveland county animal shelter to cease using gas chamber for euthanization
4/20 - Residents of Latta, S.C., attend town council meeting to express views on mayor's decision to fire town's lesbian police chie
4/20 - Study reveals half of jailed NYC teens have traumatic brain injury before incarcerations
4/20 - Dr. Adrianne Wadewitz, feminist scholar and seminal contributor to Wikipedia, has died
4/20 - Disagreement growing over control of quinoa, an increasingly popular 'superfood' in the U.S.
4/19 - Scientists and food activists create Open Source Seed Initiative, pledge seeds will be available without restrictions
4/19 - Studies suggest long term unemployment has become "a trap that is difficult to escape"
4/19 - Bureau of Land Management criticized for selling herd of Wyoming horses to Canadian slaughterhouse
4/19 - NC scientists say Dan River surface water safe for farming despite recent coal ash spill
4/18 - Army begins integrating women into platoon artillery jobs, with Fort Bragg as a first site
4/18 - Same-sex couple files joint NC tax return to protest of ban on gay marriage
4/18 - Obamacare insurance premiums to rise less than expected
4/18 - Housing is becoming less attainable for the middle class due to rising rents, home costs
4/16 - Obama claims GOP attempts to restrict voting rights for elderly, women, minorities and impoverished to cast ballots in swing states
4/16 - States crack down on for-profit colleges to protect students with loan debts
4/16 - Homeless Jesus statue in Davidson, NC receives both praise and scrutiny
4/15 - Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources finds possible link between seismic activity and fracking
4/15 - New CBO budget predictions for Obamacare for the 2015–2024 period: $104 billion less than the previous projections; it's working
4/15 - NRDC: With only 100 or so panthers still alive in Florida, EPA still considering oil-wastewater disposal well near prime habitat
4/15 - New NC tax code results in higher taxes for middle class, less revenues available for public works, more money for wealthy
4/14 - Latest voter suppression trick: Miami-Dade blocks voters standing in line from using bathroom
4/14 - WaPo: "Republicans kiss votes from women goodbye"
4/14 - Polling data says McCrory's approval ratings still "under water"
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