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

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court. Attorney General Roy Cooper's comments came yesterday after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. One American aid worker in Liberia who is sick has ties to Samaritan's Purse with headquarters in Boone, North Carolina. The group's vice president says Dr. Kent Brantly recognized the symptoms of Ebola and sought speedy treatment.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A 72-year-old Kernersville woman has been cleared on charges that she neglected her 92-year-old mother. A Forsyth County jury concluded that Nannie Ballard Kollar did not neglect her mother to the point that bed sores contributed to her death.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space. Twenty-seven-year-old Devon Smith of Greenville is accused of shooting a dog twice with a pistol after he tried to park in a space at a town house complex.

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