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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue has dismissed the criminal case against one of them. Dante Strobino was tried Monday on charges including defacing public property and conspiracy in the August 2017 toppling of the monument outside a Durham government building. Seven others are expected to be tried individually after Strobino.

ATLANTIC, N.C. (AP) - The Navy is holding a public meeting this week on its cautionary water testing procedure in a town where two contaminated drinking wells have been discovered. The Daily News of Jacksonville reports the meeting will be held Wednesday at Atlantic Elementary School, where the Navy will explain the water testing and take questions from the public.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Several Duke University students have filed a complaint about the tent city where they line up for basketball tickets, saying it discriminates against people with hearing difficulties. The Duke Chronicle reports the students' complaint says the tent check policy for the tent city known as Krzyzewskiville violates the equal protection clause of the Duke Student Government Constitution.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina prison officials say they'll institute a new policy for pregnant inmates after receiving complaints that two women were restrained during delivery. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the policy now allows a prisoner to be restrained while in childbirth but not in delivery.

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