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4:09 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

500 New Health Insurance Jobs Heading To Greensboro

From L to R: Congressman Howard Coble, United Healthcare CEO Garland Scott, U.S. Senator Richard Burr and Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins celebrated the announcement of 500 new jobs coming to the city.
Credit Jeff Tiberii

United Healthcare announced Tuesday that it will add 500 new full-time jobs by the end of 2013.

United Healthcare has steadily grown its Greensboro workforce during the past five years and on Wednesday announced plans for 500 new positions. The growth marks about the same number of additions United Healthcare made locally in 2012.

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The State of Things
12:45 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Empathy's Failings And Surprises

What is this ability to step into someone else’s shoes? To imagine how they feel, to hurt for them or to be happy for them? 

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The Story
11:02 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Gun Stories: A Gun Is Freedom

Yang Li at a rally in Boston
Credit Alex Jones

Dick speaks with Yang Li, who was born and raised in China. As soon as he got his citizenship in the U.S., he bought a gun. He considers it a tool that defends against tyranny, and he has joined gun rights groups and spoken at rallies.

The Keystone XL Pipeline From Start To Finish

Dick checks back in with Ken Ilgunas, who finished his walk from Alberta, Canada, to Port Arthur, Tx. - the proposed 1,700 mile pipeline. He talked with people along the way who welcome the pipeline and others who oppose it. Hear a conversation with him early in his journey.

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Business & Economy
7:03 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Quintiles Wants To Go Public Again

Credit Quintiles

The rumors have circulated for at least a year.  But now it's official, North Carolina-based Quintiles has filed a registration with the U-S Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. This isn’t the first time Quintiles has moved forward with plans to file an initial public offering, but times are different today for the 30 year-old company founded by former UNC biostatistics professor Dennis Gillings.

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Politics & Government
6:39 am
Tue February 19, 2013

State Of The State: McCrory Calls For Tax And Education Changes

Gov. Pat McCrory focused on the economy, education and tax reform in Monday night's State of the State address.
Credit Governor's Office

Jessica Jones reviews Gov. Pat McCrory's State of the State address

Republican Governor Pat McCrory delivered his first State of the State speech to North Carolinians Monday night. He promised to make state government more efficient through a series of cost-cutting measures.  He also pledged to improve North Carolina's economy and its educational system.

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Politics & Government
4:38 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Raleigh Planners Working For A 'Walkable' Capital City

Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
Credit City of Raleigh

Raleigh city leaders are planning a more pedestrian-friendly city for the future.  Planners have been drafting a new unified development ordinance.  They say the guidelines in it will transform parts of the city with development that will encourage less travel by car to get around.  

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The Story
2:31 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Seaside Heights N.J. Rebuilds The Boardwalk

A ruined home on the Jersey Shore
Credit Dick Gordon

Seaside Heights N.J. Rebuilds The Boardwalk

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Transportation
12:36 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

NC Ferry Division Eyes Alternate Route Between Hatteras And Ocracoke

The ferry Roanoke normally transports passengers between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.
Credit NCDOT

Ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands could resume as early as this week with an alternate route.  The state Department of Transportation says surveyors have identified a longer channel that could allow ferries to pass.  Service has been spotty or suspended since Hurricane Sandy and two nor'easters made the normal route impassible during low tides.  DOT spokesman Steve Abbott says the agency hopes to reopen the route quickly to let traffic flow to an area that relies heavily on tourism from Spring to Fall.

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The State of Things
11:17 am
Mon February 18, 2013

A Philosopher Studies the Brains of Psychopaths

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong


Mental health is a focus of national dialogue in the wake of mass shootings around the country. What makes people kill, seemingly without remorse?

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Sports
8:37 am
Mon February 18, 2013

'Canes Want To Play Fast To Stay On Hot Streak

Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal has scored a point in 11 straight games, the longest active streak in the NHL.
Credit Benjamin Reed

The Carolina Hurricanes hope to extend a three-game winning streak Monday night against the Montreal Canadiens.  Coach Kirk Muller says his skaters are playing a quicker game and he expects to see a familiar set of players in Montreal.

"I find they're playing a very similar game to our game right now.  They're not afraid to come at you," Muller says.

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