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MySpace, 50 states reach legal agreement (access required)

BALTIMORE, Md. — MySpace reached an agreement with legal authorities in 50 states on changing its social networking Web site to help prevent sexual predators and others from misusing it, state officials said last week. Myspace will add several protections ...

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UNC soccer coach settles harassment case (access required)

CHAPEL HILL — A decade-old sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former player against famed North Carolina women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance has been settled, athletic department officials said. Former player Melissa Jennings, who had accused Dorrance of sexually harassing ...

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Sea Turtle Restrictions Eased (access required)

PINE KNOLL SHORES — The death of one more sea turtle will no longer mean the automatic end to a beach nourishment project along Bogue Banks. At the request of project leaders, the state has eased permit restrictions that would ...

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Tobacco Growers Push For Quota Buyout (access required)

RALEIGH — U.S. tobacco growers will find it increasingly difficult to compete with foreign leaf without a federal buyout of the quota system, a panel told members of a tobacco marketing group. The high cost of leasing land associated with ...

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