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    Roy’s Folks: The Merriest Christmas Ever

    A new children`s book tells the Christmas story in a different way — it’s about a girl who only knows of the holiday from a secular point of view. Roy Ackland reports.

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    Thanksgiving flights likely to be full

    (CNN) — Expect your Thanksgiving flight to be packed. Nearly 24 million passengers are expected to fly this Thanksgiving travel season, an increase of about 150,000 passengers over last year, industry trade group Airlines for America predicted. With fewer planes flying, airplanes could be close to 90 percent full on the busiest travel days between Friday, November 16, and Tuesday, November 27, the trade group predicted. The busiest days are likely to be Wednesday, November 21 (2.3 million travelers), Sunday, […]

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    Top Democrat wants quick deal on ‘fiscal cliff’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat in Congress called Wednesday for a quick solution to Washington’s “fiscal cliff” in an upcoming post-election session of Congress. At the same time, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that asking wealthier people to pay higher taxes needs to be part of any solution to the government’s budget woes. The Nevada Democrat told reporters in Washington he’s “not for kicking the can down the road” and that any solution should include higher taxes on […]

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    Former Penn State president arraigned in Sandusky scandal

    HARRISBURG, PA — Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier was arraigned Wednesday morning on charges he helped to cover up allegations that Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing boys on campus. Spanier was fired in November 2011 when the scandal broke, and was charged last week with obstruction of justice, conspiracy, endangering the welfare of children, failure to report a crime and perjury. He had been Penn State’s president for about 16 years. District Judge William Wenner set his bail […]

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    Geologists find East Coast quakes travel farther

    RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2011 Virginia-centered earthquake shows that East Coast tremors can travel much farther and cause damage over larger areas than previously thought. The agency estimates that about one-third of the U.S. population could have felt the magnitude 5.8 tremor. That’s more than any earthquake in U.S. history. The earthquake centered about 50 miles northwest of Richmond caused more than $200 million in damage. And scientists found the quake triggered landslides at distances […]

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    Wake’s Campanaro emerges as a double threat

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference’s top receiver once again can try to beat teams throwing the ball. Wake Forest’s Michael Campanaro said Tuesday that his broken right hand has healed enough that “I got my fingers back.” That makes him doubly dangerous entering this week’s game at North Carolina State. Campanaro averages a league-best 8.6 catches for the Demon Deacons (5-4, 3-4) and matched an ACC record with 16 catches last week against Boston College. He’s also known […]

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    Mommy Matters: Adoption Day Carnival

    The Greensboro Children’s Museum will host and Adoption Day Carnival on Saturday, November 10th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The purpose of the event is to bring awareness to adoption and celebrating the families that have been brought together through adoption. For more information visit about the carnival visit http://www.gcmuseum.com/ or to learn more about the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina vist http://www.chsnc.org.

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    Travel on the cheap: 5 times to go

    (CNN) — If your passport is gathering dust and your suitcase desperately needs a workout, don’t throw away thoughts of a thrilling vacation just because your wallet doesn’t match your wanderlust. Supply and demand dictate pricing in nearly every industry, and travel is no exception. When things are less than perfect, they cost less. So Europe is cheaper in the fall, when the weather can be sketchy and the landscape isn’t quite as alluring. When school’s in session, it’s a […]

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    Ryan votes in Wisconsin hometown

    JANESVILLE, Wis. — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has cast his ballot in the 2012 elections, saying he feels good about his ticket’s chances. Asked whether he and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would win the election, Ryan said: “I think we are. I feel good about it.” Ryan and his wife, Janna, voted Tuesday at a library in their hometown of Janesville, Wis. They smiled for reporters as they walked into the polling site, surrounded by journalists capturing […]

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    Polls open until 7:30 p.m.

    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina voters are ready to decide whether to put a Republican in the Executive Mansion for the first time since 1993 and to give Democrats a winning streak for president in the state. Voting precincts statewide prepared to open Tuesday morning on Election Day. North Carolina voters will elect a new governor, members of the Council of State, the U.S. House delegation and the Legislature. They also will pick a justice on the Supreme Court and […]

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    Anthony keeps Knicks perfect with win over 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For all the cracks made about New York’s aging roster, those old-timers sure know how to win. Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points and JR Smith had 17 to help keep the Knicks perfect in a 110-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Raymond Felton scored 16 points and Tyson Chandler had 14 to lead the Knicks to their first 3-0 start since the 1999-2000 season. The Knicks beat the Sixers 100-84 on Sunday in the […]

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    Why some Americans won’t vote

    (CNN) — Despite all the talk about the presidential election, the fact remains: Millions of Americans won’t vote. U.S. turnout in the 2008 presidential election was 90% of registered voters, but only 71% of the U.S. adult population was registered to vote. For Election Day 2012, we asked people around the country to weigh in on what’s inspiring them to vote — and we asked non-voters why they’re sitting this one out. “I am a parent, teacher and citizen. I […]

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