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  • Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

    BoehnerCongressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on more of the same.

  • Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

    China USChinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times.

  • Family: Durham mom doesn't deserve charges in son's accidental death

    Amy Suzanne PittmanA Durham County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a mother on manslaughter and other charges in connection with the April fatal shooting of her 9-year-old son by his 12-year-old brother, Durham police said.

  • Aereo looks to get itself classified as a cable company

    It looks like TV-over-the-web service Aereo, which was declared illegal by the U.S. Supreme Court last month, is looking to become a cable company.

    In a message to customers on Wednesday, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia said that the company filed a letter with a New York district court that lays out Aereo’s potential Plan C, transforming itself into a traditional cable company. The company last month said it was “pausing” its service and then later called on customers to contact their lawmakers.

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  • Cary town council hires town clerk to replace retiring Sue Rowland

    The Cary town council has chosen a new town clerk candidate to succeed Sue Rowland, who is retiring after 22 years with the town and more than 30 years in public service.

    The town has offered the position to Sherry Scoggins, who currently serves as town clerk for Clayton. Scoggins, 47, will begin her new duties in Cary on July 28.

    Scoggins was selected from a pool of 159 applicants from across the country who applied for the position, stated Mayor Harold Weinbrecht in an announcement about new…