The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined other forecast groups Wednesday in predicting a below normal hurricane season for 2015.
A bill that would extend the abortion waiting period to 72 hours in North Carolina has moved closer to passage with a favorable vote on the Senate floor. After a lengthy debate, the full Senate gave tentative approval to the bill on Thursday. A final Senate vote could come next week.
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This comes after a federal court ruling reversed North Carolina law which banned same-sex marriage. Under the proposal, a magistrate would have to cite a sincere religious objection, and then be banned from performing any marriages.
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