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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-year-old Virginia boy in a medical malpractice case. He is one of three attorneys representing the parents and guardians of a boy with brain damage and physical injuries they say occurred in December 2009.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps. His decision follows the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The FBI is offering up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of two men suspected in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father. Authorities say six other people are accused in last week's kidnapping of Wake Forest resident Frank Arthur Janssen, who was rescued in a late-night raid by the FBI in Atlanta.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory is still hopeful North Carolina government finances will work out so all public school teachers and state employees can get raises for the coming year and not just the early-career teachers. But McCrory says fiscal challenges and other agency demands could get in the way.

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