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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The General Assembly passed a law this summer opponents of Common Core hope will derail its use in North Carolina's public schools. But the law doesn't mean the academic standards have been automatically eliminated. The law keeps the math and language arts standards originating from Common Core.

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) - A judge dropped a murder charge against a Burke County man accused of killing his stepfather because deputies couldn't find the snow globe the suspect said was thrown at him before the shooting. The snow globe was found undisturbed in an evidence room two days after the murder charge against 28-year-old Timothy Bumgarner was dropped.

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (AP) - Investigators say the president of a youth baseball club in Pender County stole more than $30,000 from the organization. Pender County deputies said in a news release that 46-year-old Thomas Dematteo has been charged with embezzlement.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is including more information on transcripts starting this fall. Along with students' grades, the school will include the median grade of all the students in the class.

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